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.
Find out more about the Montana team and their activities, visit their webpage.
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.Â As a result, two-thirds of the city (3200 structures) is located within the 100 year floodplain.