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Commissioners vote to apply for loans to improve Milk River Levee


February 27, 2020

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Bear Paw Development Corp. Director of Community Development Lisa Moisey speaks Wednesday about possible federal funds that are now available that would help the county get the Havre-Milk River Levee up to code Wednesday during a Milk River Levee meeting in the Hill County commissioner's office.

Hill County has officially begun the process of applying for loans necessary for bringing the Havre-Milk River Levee system in line with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers standards.

The Havre-Milk River Levee, which was completed in 1957, was designed to prevent destructive flooding that often devastated the area.

However, after inspections in 2014 and 2015, the Corps said the Milk River Levee did not meet their standards. Problems with the levee include structures being built too close or against the levee and trees growing on it.

If the levee isn't certified by the Corps, people determi...

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