Montana Flooding

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.
Search For Missing Big Hole Rafter Suspended
Beaverhead County officials say they have suspended their search for a missing rafter until the Big Hole River drops.
Sheriff Jay Hansen says officials suspended the search Saturday for 41-year-old Christopher Baxer of Southbury, Conn., after the rising level of the river made it too dangerous for se…
Clark Fork Could Calm A Bit Over The Next Few Days
After several days of heavy rain, The Clark Fork river overflowed it's banks in Western Montana causing flooding problems in low-lying areas. However, according to Corby Nickerson with The National Weather service in Missoula, the Clark Fork will be calming a bit over the next few days.
Governor Asks President To Declare State Disaster
Gov. Brian Schweitzer is asking President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for Montana due to flooding.
Schweitzer sent his request Wednesday, saying the size and severity of the flooding requires a response beyond the capabilities of state and local governments.
Montana Flooding
As flooding washes out roads and swamps more homes in Montana, regional rains are forcing releases from dams that promise to swell the Missouri River past its banks downstream in Iowa and the Dakotas.