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Teton County Open House

Come join your community representatives and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) at Teton County’s upcoming open house to learn about flood risk in your community.

Where: Choteau Pavilion and Community Center: 204 1st St NE, Choteau, MT 95422

When: Wednesday May 29, 2024, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

What to Expect?

  • Come at any time between 5:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Open house environment – booths to directly sit down and speak with DNRC experts and community representatives about your property and learn about flood risk.
    • Look at your property with a representative in the Draft Map Viewer (linked below).
    • Allot about 10-20 minutes of your time.
  • Flood risk and project information throughout event space.

*This meeting is required to be fully accessible to people with disabilities and the electronic version of meeting or training materials will be accessible to people with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation (sign language interpreters, Braille, CART, etc.), please e-mail christine.gaynes@fema.dhs.gov by Monday, Feb. 26.*



Have comments about the current draft mapping? 

Click this link to comment on certain areas regarding the draft map: https://forms.office.com/g/Rw4wMPXmth



Teton County and the City of Choteau have been working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to update and produce new floodplain maps for the Teton River, Sun River, Spring Creek, Deep Creek, Muddy Creek and Tributaries.

Many of the existing floodplain maps are based on data from the late 1970s.  Updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps will provide more accurate, current, and detailed data and mapping of flood risk areas. For more information on the background of the floodplain maps click here.

Draft Data and Maps

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The draft study information and maps need to go through a lengthy technical and public review process before being finalized. When finalized, new maps could have effects on property owners in mapped floodplains.

 

Flood Study Reports:

Report appendix's available upon request to local floodplain administrator

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Meeting information

Public Open House is set for Wednesday May 29, 2024, at the Choteau Pavilion and Community Center from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Until then please visit the virtual open house platform here

Open House Documents and Information

Landowner Fact Sheets:

Flood Insurance information:

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Teton County Hydrology Meeting was held with Teton County and the City of Choteau on 4/30/2024. To view the meeting slides click here, and recording click here.

Teton County Project Update Meeting was held with Teton County and the City of Choteau on 2/21/2024. To view the meeting slides click here, and recording click here

Flood Risk Review Meeting was held with Teton County and the City of Choteau on 10/25/2023
To view the meeting slides click here, and recording click here.

A project kick off meeting was held with Teton County and City of Choteau on 9/03/2020
To view the meeting slides click here.

Tentative Project Timeline

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2020 Project information

DNRC with support from Teton County applied and received a grant from FEMA to update and produce new Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the county and city. 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 collected in the 1970s.

Below are the study extents for the project.

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Local Floodplain Administrator Contacts:

For additional questions contact your local floodplain administrator.

Brian Colesworthy
Teton County Floodplain Administrator
bcolesworthy@tetoncountymt.gov
406.466.3130

Jerry Grebenc
City of Choteau Floodplain Administrator

jgrebenc@greatwesteng.com
406.495.6153

Kevin Angland
City of Choteau Floodplain Administrator
kangland@greatwesteng.com
406.740.7250