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Officials discuss unacceptable Hill County levee system


October 23, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

The Milk River Levee, built in the 1950s, stands south of the Milk River. The condition of the levee, including structures being erected too close, put it in violation of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers standards. The county is working on actions to bring the levee up to standards, otherwise people could be required to purchase flood insurance.

Federal, state and county representatives at a meeting Friday at the Northern Agriculture Research Center discussed Hill County's problems with the Milk River levee system.

Screenings by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May 2014 and January 2015 revealed the Milk River levee system is not up to standards, leaving the Havre downtown area susceptible to flooding.

Representatives from the Army Corps and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation gave informational presentations on the difference between FEMA and Army Corps levee standards, how the requirements of both can be sat...

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