New district discussed for levee repair funding
Havre, Hill County and Great West Engineering meet to discuss creating flood district
Last updated 3/9/2021 at 12:02pm
Havre city and Hill County officials met with Jeremiah Theys of Great West Engineering at Bear Paw Development Corp. Monday to discuss the possibility of replacing RSID 10 with a district encompassing a more accurate flood district that would raise tax dollars necessary to pay for repairs to the Milk River Levee.
The levee, which was completed in 1957, was designed to prevent destructive flooding that often devastated the area.
Havre and North Havre flooded fairly regularly, sometimes severely, before the levee system was completed.
However, after inspections in 2014 and 2015, the U.S. A...