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City applies for FEMA BRIC Grant

 

December 16, 2020

The map shows the estimated flood risk map if 3,600 feet of channel were put in (indicated in yellow). These channels would be 100 feet wide, but only 5 feet deep. When the flood water from an ice jam, hit these channels the water is diverted from Three Forks and back to the Jefferson River. Map courtesy of City of Three Forks.

The City of Three Forks applied this week for a FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant that would pay for 75 percent of a mitigation project to reduce flooding from the Jefferson River by putting in 3,600 feet of channels.

According to City Flood Plain Administrator Kelly Smith, the channels would be 100 feet wide, but only five feet deep.

"When the floodwater from an ice jam hit these channels the water is diverted from Three Forks and back to the Jefferson River," Smith said.

The estimated cost of this mitigation plan is $5,042,000. The City is applying fo...



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