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Press Release: Road Closure

February 13, 2019

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the Cascade County Public Works Department has closed a section of Sheep Creek Road outside of Cascade. Approximately a quarter of a mile south of 719 Sheep Creek Road, barricades have been placed at the cattle guard and fishing access.

An ice jam on the Missouri River has caused the water and ice to come over the road just south of the dike at the irrigation canal. At this time it is unknown on low long the road will remain closed.

For information please contact the Cascade County Public Works Office at 454-6920.

2019 Zoning Regulations Revision

February 12, 2019

The Cascade County Planning Division is proposing substantial changes to the current Cascade County Zoning Regulations. The Planning Division will hold a public hearing with the Planning Board on February 19, 2019 at 9 AM in Room 105 of the Courthouse Annex (325 2nd Ave North, Great Falls, MT) to allow for the presentation of oral comments regarding the proposed changes. Planning anticipates holding a subsequent Planning Board hearing in March at which point a recommendation to the County Commission from that body will be requested. A location, date, and time for future meetings addressing the revisions have currently not been set and will vary depending on level of public interest, but will be noticed in the Great Falls Tribune, the Planning Division's website, and on this page.
Written comments (please provide your name and address along with your comments, anonymous comments may not be considered) are being accepted at the planning office; by U.S. Mail to 121 4th St N, STE 2H/I, Great Falls, MT 59401, by email at planningcomments@cascadecountymt.gov, or fax at (406)454-6919. If you are submitting comments, please fill out this form or include it with your materials.
Supporting materials can be found on the Planning Board's regular page here. Available public comments on the website reflect those that were received up to February 11, 2019, when the materials were compiled and mailed to the Planning Board members. Additional public comments received between February 11 and February 19 will be provided at the hearing. Comments received after February 19 will be provided to the board at the next hearing regarding these revisions. The proposed regulations can be found below.
Proposed Regulations with Tracked Changes
Proposed Regulations (Clean Version)

Public Meeting

 

 

Special Commission Meeting

 

February 15, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.

Commission Work Session

 

February 20, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Commission Meeting

February 26, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.

 

Commission Work Session

March 6, 2019 @  2:00 p.m.

Commission Meeting

March 12, 2019 @  9:30 a.m.

 

Commission Meetings and Agendas

 

Flood Information

Flooding in our county has historically been caused by rapid snowmelt combined with heavy rainfall in the Sun and Missouri River Basins as well as along with the Belt and Sand Coulee Creek Basins causing the Sand Coulee Creek, Belt Creek, Missouri River and the Sun River to leave their banks.  Floodwaters can cover much of the county and are very dangerous.  Even though they appear to move slowly (3 feet per second), a flood two feet deep can knock a man off his feet and float a car.  Your property may be high enough that it has not flooded in the past.  However, it can still be at risk for future flooding.  Contact the County Floodplain Administrator at 454-6905 to determine if your property is in a floodplain.

For more information, see the Flood Information page.

Attention Residents of Cascade County, Mortgage, Real Estate & Insurance Firms.

We provide basic flood map (FIRM) information, information about other flood problems not shown on the FIRM, and information about floodways and historic flooding.  Our office address is: 121 4th St N, Suite 2H/I, Great Falls, MT 59401.

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