Early Warning System Checkup

Gallatin County Emergency Management

Each year we go up and visually inspect the Middle Creek Early Warning System to make sure it all looks good.  Wednesday was the day and after some hiking and sweating everything looked good.  The gauge stations were in good shape with no bullet holes found this year.  Over the winter we had one sensor with some intermittent readings, but it appears to be fine now (maybe it was just cold!).  The system consists of an upper and lower monitoring station with seven gauge sites between them.  This is designed to provide redundancy and avoid false alarms.  These monitoring stations then transmit to a repeater site up above which relays their status to Bozeman.  Learn more about the Middle Creek Dam at our Early Warning System page.