Flooding Assistance Secured Through USDA Program
U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says $852,000 more will be going to fix infrastructure damaged by flooding in Montana this spring.
The Montana Democrat says the funding is in addition to the $3.6 million already secured through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Emergency Watershed Protection Program.
The program funds emergency infrastructure fixes such as irrigation repairs that may not be covered by other disaster aid. The money also can be used to reseed flooded fields, protect eroded banks and remove debris from streams, culverts and bridges.
Baucus' office said Monday there have been 304 requests for assistance through the program from 45 counties.