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Posted 10/6/2017

Release no. 17-094


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Omaha District PAO
402-995-2417

OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Custer County-Miles City Steering Committee and KLJ, will hold a public meeting from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Miles Community College (Rooms 106 & 107), 2715 Dickinson Street in Miles City. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input on the recently initiated feasibility study to address flood risk along the Yellowstone and Tongue Rivers within Miles City. 

During the meeting, the Steering Committee will provide a brief presentation on the formation of a Special Improvement District to assist with funding construction, operation and maintenance of a flood risk project followed by a Corps presentation on details of the feasibility study. There will also be an open house in which the cooperating agencies will be available to answer questions and gather input on flooding problems, environmental considerations and available structural and nonstructural flood risk management measures that may be considered during the progress of the study. 

Input may be submitted at the public meeting, emailed to cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil or mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PM-AC; ATTN: Amee Rief; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Anyone with questions about the public meeting may contact the City at (406) 234-3493. 

Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, public input is an essential part of the study process in that the public is given the opportunity to learn why the study is important, what will be done during the study process, provide specific concerns, and learn about the possible benefits. 

To learn more about the project, visit www.ccmcfloodprotection.com.

Miles City Section 205 Flood Risk Management Yellowstone River