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Mineral County Flood Maps Update


 

Appeal and Comment Period

The Appeal and Comment Period will be from June 15, 2022 through September 13, 2022.  During this project you will have the opportunity to submit an official comment or appeal about the proposed floodplain changes to FEMA. Click here (Appeal and Comment Form) for the appeal and comment form that must be completed and submitted to the Mineral County Environmental/Planning office. For more details on what is needed for a formal appeal or comment: Appeal Info


 

Mineral County and the Town of Superior are working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to update and produce new Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Clark Fork River, the St. Regis River, and tributaries. Updated floodplain maps will depict the latest, most accurate flood risk data, and will eventually replace FEMA’s existing floodplain maps which are based on data from the 1970s.

New Flood Insurance Rate Maps from this project are not expected to be finalized for a while – the study information and maps need to go through a technical and public review process 

When finalized, the new maps could have effects on some property owners in mapped floodplains (see our FAQs page for more information).


View Preliminary Floodplain Maps

Click on the button below to see the proposed floodplain maps and how the proposed maps compare to the existing FEMA floodplain maps on an interactive map viewer. Keep in mind these maps are in draft format.  

You can also view individual draft maps here:
View Preliminary floodplain maps

Get More Information on floodplain designations referenced on the maps:

 


Public Open House Meetings Held

February 18, 2020 | 5 – 7pm | St. Regis Community Center
230 Lobo Loop, St. Regis

February 19, 2020 | 5 – 7pm | Mineral County Courthouse – Commissioners Meeting Room
300 River St, Superior

View materials from St. Regis and Superior meetings: Presentation  100 Year Floodplain  Floodway  500 Year Floodplain  Low Cost Insurance Options  Appeal Info

Alberton Virtual Meeting | No in-person meeting held due to COVID | Informational video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu30B3Vj744&feature=youtu.be   If you have follow up questions after watching the video please contact Mineral County staff or DNRC.


Come back for more information

We will update this website with new, relevant information as the Mineral County Flood Insurance Rate Map adoption process progresses. Also, visit our FAQs page for more in-depth information.


Know your property's flood risk

Flood Insurance Rate Maps indicate areas of increased flood risk. Once this project is complete the Flood Insurance Rate Maps will provide more accurate, current, and detailed data and mapping of flood risk areas.


Project Timeline

 

More Info

Maps & Technical Reports

Floodplain FAQs

Contact the County/Town of Superior

Andy Short
(406) 822-3525

 

Contact DNRC

Tiffany Lyden
(406)444-0599

Nadene Wadsworth
(406) 444-6732