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Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Some Damage

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

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From two to four inches of rain have fallen on the Fort Smith and Hardin area of Montana since last Thursday. On Saturday, flash flooding was reported on Highway 313 and in Fort Smith. Flooding in St. Xavier, approximately 20 miles north of Fort Smith, washed out the road, closing off access to the area for approximately 48 hours. While power remained on, all telecommunications, with the exception of emergency radios, was lost for approximately 24 hours. Due to extreme runoff from local tributaries, the Bureau of Reclamation decreased outflows from the Bighorn River to relieve flooding, resulting in an increase of ten feet of water in Bighorn Lake and some minor damage to the marina and one park boat. Bighorn County (Montana) has been declared a state disaster area and the town of Crow Agency is currently under a state of emergency. All employees of Bighorn Canyon and Little Bighorn have been accounted for. Rain is expected to continue through today, with more high water expected.



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