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County holds meetings on Beaver Creek Reservoir

 

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Hill County officials have set three meetings Tuesday about an issue at Beaver Creek Reservoir that Hill County Commission Chair Mike Wendland said this morning was at least a byproduct of recent flooding on Beaver Creek.

Beaver Creek Dam, about 8 miles south of Havre, was built in the 1970s for irrigation storage, flood control and recreation purposes.

During the flooding in June, a gate used to drain water from the reservoir stuck nearly closed, making it unable to be used to reduce water levels.

Flooding in June — which happened just a few weeks after rains and melting snow in May i...



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