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By Tim Leeds 

Flooding continues in area


Hill County and Rocky Boy's Indian R

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Beaver Creek floods its banks Sunday north of U.S. Highway 2.

eservation received more flooding over the weekend, with Beaver Creek overflowing its banks, leading from some residents to temporarily leave their homes and Beaver Creek Golf Course to again flood, as it did during last year's flood event.

Bobbi Favel, transportation director for the Chippewa Cree Tribe at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, said roads were washed out at the reservation Friday and Saturday. The situation improved Sunday, and crews were out to stabilize conditions, she said.

Avis Spencer, public information officer for the Fort Belknap Indian Community at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, said the situation remained stable for the moment in Hays Lodge Pole, although flooding continued in the northeaster part of the reservation and the Milk River near the agency is close to flooding.

Blaine County Commissioner Vic Miller said the Milk Rive and its tributaries genearlly remained in their banks in Blaine County as of this morning, with some lowland flooding, although expected rain could cause the river to rise.

Hill County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Joe Parenteau said two families left their residences on lower Beaver Creek Saturday, but had returned by Sunday evening.

Parenteau said Hill County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration Friday.

The high levels on the creek that led to the county government closing Beaver Creek Park to recreation late Friday morning reached the lower levels of the creek by Saturday, leading to the flooding, Parenteau said.

He said the levels of the creek began dropping Sunday, although flooding will continue through the week and additional rain could bring the level of Beaver Creek back up.


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