Meagher County Dam Failure

GCEM Media Release

 

 

 

 

 

Release:  180511-01
Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395

Meagher County Dam Failure

Maudlow, MT – A dam on an irrigation reservoir located just South of US12 in Meagher County has breached.  This will affect the water levels in the Sixteenmile Creek area of Gallatin County.  People in the area should use caution and closely monitor bridges and culverts.  It is encouraged to avoid driving and walking in flooded water as it can unexpectedly wash people and vehicles away.  Residents are also encouraged to avoid being in locations that could be cutoff by damaged roads.

Non-residents are encouraged to stay away from the Sixteenmile Creek area.

Questions on the dam failure should be directed to Meagher County.

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