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Montana Silver Jackets

The Montana Silver Jackets charter signatories envision that the Silver Jackets Flood Risk Reduction / Floodplain Protection Team will help public and private organizations and individuals to manage and reduce flood risk and protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains in Montana more efficiently and effectively.

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Team Activities

Levee Breach Analyses Support an Emergency Action Plan and Tabletop Exercise for Miles City, Montana

Miles City (population 8400) at the confluence of the Tongue and Yellowstone Rivers in Montana has seven miles of unmanaged and unengineered levees that date back to the 1930s. A recent floodplain modeling project indicated that the levees only provided adequate defense for a 25 year flood.  As a result, two-thirds of the city (3200 structures) is located within the 100 year floodplain.

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For More Information Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District, Email, 402-995-2326

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Seattle District, Email, 206-764-3277

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Email, 406-444-6654

Participating Agencies

Federal

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region VIII
  • Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD)
  • National Weather Service (NWS)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha and Seattle Districts
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

State

  • Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Montana Disaster and Emergency Services
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks