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Officials: Montana floods could be worst in decades


ROUNDUP — Another Montana town Thursday was swamped with floodwaters that have washed out roads and rushed though houses across the state — and hundreds more homes downstream in the Dakotas could be hit as heavy rains and melting mountain snow force record releases from bloated dams on the Missouri River.

Ongoing flooding in beleaguered Montana could end up being the worst in decades, officials warned.

The conditions are ripe: unusually heavy snowpack in the mountains, persistent spring rains and waterlogged ground incapable of soaking up any more moisture.

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