Spring Flooding Isn’t Over

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Media Release

Contact: Patrick Lonergan, 406-582-2395

Bozeman, MT – Gallatin County is reminding citizens that flood season is not over with.  While we have seen the water receed from earlier this week, we are still primed for significant flooding this spring.  With the amont of water held in the mountain snowpack Gallatin County could very easily see signifcantly worse flooding this spring than what we saw this week.

The community is encouraged to take the necessary precautions to prepare their property for flooding.  If someone thinks their property could flood, then they should assume that it will this flood spring and prepare for flooding.  Once flooding has occured, it is too late to protect your property.  Residents are often caught off guard by flooding occuring during the night while they are asleep.  Spring flooding often has a peak height each night due to the freezing and thawing of snow in the mountains.  So while everything may be fine when you go to bed, water levels will often continue to rise late into the night resulting in people waking up to flooded houses.  Please visit www.ReadyGallatin.com/flooding.php for more information on flooding.

While the use of sandbags is a very good tool against flooding, sandbags must be properly installed to be most affective.  Sandbags often get stacked in a vertical wall which results in the wall being weak and not holding up against the water.  To be most affective sandbags should be stacked in a pyramid shaped wall to add stability.  Residents are encouraged to view the US Army Corps of Engineer’s Flood Fight handbook at www.ReadyGallatin.com/flooding.php for proper sandbag usage.

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CITY OF BOZEMAN FLOODING AND STREET/TRAIL/PARK CLOSURE STATUS

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING AND STREET/TRAIL/PARK CLOSURE STATUS

Friday, May 27, 2011

9:00 AM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO STREET/PARK/TRAIL CLOSURES SINCE THE MAY 26th 1:50 PM UPDATE (BELOW).

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

City crews found no log jams or other debris at, or around the bridge on Mcllhattan Road.

Manley road is open;

Manley road bridge was also clear. There is, however, still water flowing across Manley Road approximately two inches deep;

There is water on the golf course on Augusta Drive;

Kagy Blvd. eastbound is completely open;

Kagy Blvd. westbound is completely open;

Mendenhall is completely open.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: trails east of the river closed until further notice.

Gardner Park Parking Lot to Tuckerman Parking lot: Open- use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

Tuckerman Park:Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

Hauser Park Trail: off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

Legends Trail:  the trail on the east side of legends subdivision is closed.  The creek has come over the bank and is flowing down a section of the trail.

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Creekside Park is closed until further notice.

Lindley Park has water flowing through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park) use caution in this area.

Ice Pond Park and spur: adjacent to the head gate diversion off of Bonner Ln. closed until further notice

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com and state and interstate road conditions are available from the Montana Department of Transportation

http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/scripts/rdrpt.pl?rptname=Detailed&box=No

CITY OF BOZEMAN FLOODING UPDATE

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING

Thursday, May 26, 2011

1:50 PM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

Please note the following change: Kagy Blvd. east and westbound lanes are completely open.

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

City crews found no log jams or other debris at, or around the bridge on Mcllhattan Road.

Manley road is open;

Manley road bridge was also clear. There is, however, still water flowing across Manley Road approximately two inches deep;

There is water on the golf course on Augusta Drive;

Kagy Blvd. eastbound is completely open;

Kagy Blvd. westbound is completely open;

Mendenhall is completely open.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: trails east of the river closed until further notice.

Gardner Park Parking Lot to Tuckerman Parking lot: Open- use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

Tuckerman Park: Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

Hauser Park Trail: off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

Legends Trail:  the trail on the east side of legends subdivision is closed.  The creek has come over the bank and is flowing down a section of the trail.

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Creekside Park is closed until further notice.

Lindley Park has water flowing through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park) use caution in this area.

Ice Pond Park and spur: adjacent to the head gate diversion off of Bonner Ln. closed until further notice

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com.

CITY OF BOZEMAN FLOODING UPDATE

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING

Thursday, May 26, 2011

1:30 PM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

Please note one new trail closure since the 12:40 pm update.

Legends Trail:  the trail on the east side of legends subdivision is closed.  The creek has come over the bank and is flowing down a section of the trail.

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

City crews found no log jams or other debris at, or around the bridge on Mcllhattan Road;

Manley road is open;

Manley road bridge was also clear. There is, however, still water flowing across Manley Road approximately two inches deep;

There is water on the golf course on Augusta Drive;

Kagy from Tracy to Sourdough east bound is closed;

Kagy westbound is completely open;

Mendenhall is completely open.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: trails east of the river closed until further notice.

Gardner Park Parking Lot to Tuckerman Parking lot: Open- use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

Tuckerman Park: Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

Hauser Park Trail: off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

Legends Trail:  the trail on the east side of legends subdivision is closed.  The creek has come over the bank and is flowing down a section of the trail.

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Creekside Park is closed until further notice.

Lindley Park has water flowing through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park) use caution in this area.

Ice Pond Park and spur: adjacent to the head gate diversion off of Bonner Ln. closed until further notice

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com.

CITY OF BOZEMAN FLOODING UPDATE

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING

Thursday, May 26, 2011

12:40 PM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

Please note one new trail closure since the 9:15 am update.

Hauser Park Trail: off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

City crews found no log jams or other debris at, or around the bridge on Mcllhattan Road.

Manley road is open;

Manley Road bridge was also clear. There is, however, still water flowing across Manley Road approximately two inches deep;

There is water on the golf course on Augusta Drive;

Kagy from Tracy to Sourdough east bound is closed;

Kagy westbound is completely open;

Mendenhall is completely open.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: trails east of the river closed until further notice.

 

Gardner Park Parking Lot to Tuckerman Parking lot: Open- use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

 

Tuckerman Park: Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

 

Hauser Park Trail: off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Creekside Park is closed until further notice.

 

Lindley Park has water flowing through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park) use caution in this area.

 

Ice Pond Park and spur: adjacent to the head gate diversion off of Bonner Ln. closed until further notice

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

CITY OF BOZEMAN FLOODING UPDATE

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING

Thursday, May 26, 2011

9:15 AM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

City crews found no log jams or other debris at, or around the bridge on Mcllhattan Road.

Manley road is open;

Manley road bridge was also clear. There is, however, still water flowing across Manley Road approximately two inches deep;

There is water on the golf course on Augusta Drive;

Kagy from Tracy to Sourdough east bound is closed;

Kagy westbound is completely open;

Mendenhall is completely open.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: trails east of the river closed until further notice.

Gardner Park Parking Lot to Tuckerman Parking lot: Open- use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

Tuckerman Park: Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly. 

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Creekside Park is closed until further notice.

Lindley Park has water flowing through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park) use caution in this area.

Ice Pond Park and spur: adjacent to the head gate diversion off of Bonner Ln. closed until further notice

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 582-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Interactive maps and live updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com.

CITY OF BOZEMAN FLOOD INFORMATION UPDATE

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1:10 PM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures (subject to change):

Kagy from Tracy to Sourdough east bound is closed;

Kagy from Carol Place to Tracy west bound is closed;

Mendenhall from Rouse Ave. to just west of Bozeman Creek has been reduced down to one lane.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system on the east side of the East Gallatin River is closed;

Spur trail (Ice Pond) off the north side of the Galligator Trail leading down to the Bozeman Creek head gate is closed;

Flooding is occurring on the Gardner Park Trail, usage is discouraged; and

Currently assessing rising water levels on the Sourdough Trail.

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures (subject to change):

Creekside Park and the adjacent sidewalk to the south are closed. (corner of S. Rouse and E. Lamme) 

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 582-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com 

Please be advised that rivers, streams and creeks are likely to rise over night and subside slightly during the day.

Rivers at Capacity

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Media Release

Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, 406-582-2350

Bozeman, MT – Residents in Gallatin County are reminded that flooding could occur at any time.  Many of the streams and rivers around Gallatin County are at capacity and do not have room to accomodate additional water.  If too much water is added, from either rain or snow melt, flooding will occur.

Residents who’s property is at risk of flooding and have not taken any action to protect their property, should do so now.  Sandbags are known to be available at the following locations:

  • Bozeman Brick and Kenyon Noble
  • Belgrade True Value
  • Lowe’s
  • Owenhouse
  • Big Sky True Value

While sandbags are an effective tool, they must be properly setup to be effective.  Please read the following information from the Army Corps of Engineers on proper sandbag use.

Additional information on flooding is available at: http://www.ReadyGallatin.com/flooding.php.

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Memorial Day Mobilization Enforcement Plan

Sheriff Media HeaderThe Bozeman Police Department and the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office are combining their traffic enforcement efforts to focus on Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection. With support from the Select Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant, the Bozeman Police Department and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office will increase traffic enforcement during peak times of alcohol related offenses and crashes . This extra patrol mobilization begins May 23rd and extends through June 5th.
If you have any questions please contact Lt. Dave McManis at of the Bozeman Police Department at 582-2022 or Lt. Shane Frantz of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office at 582-2120