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Hi-Line Living: If the levee breaks


October 27, 2017

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspections have judged the Milk River Levee unacceptable, a status that means the chance of flood in areas it's meant to protect is elevated and many could be forced to buy expensive flood insurance policies.

The Havre-Milk River Flood Protection Project was completed in 1957 after major floods including in 1938 and 1952 devastated the region. No floods of those proportions have hit the city since.

The levee system comprises the city-operated Bullhook Dry Dam unit and the county-managed Milk River unit. March 2014 and January 2015 inspections by the Army Corp...

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