May 16, 2018 4:01 p.m.
National Weather Service has issues a flood warning for rain and snow melt in Northwestern Cascade County. Water levels along the Sun River continue to rise due to ongoing snowmelt. Rises will increase more quickly as showers and thunderstorms develop along the Sun River and its tributaries over the next couple of days. Flood stage will be reached later this evening or tonight at Simms and Fort Shaw, cresting at 8.7 feet by Saturday. Flood stage is expected to be reached at Vaughn by late Thursday or Friday, cresting at 6.7 feet on Saturday. Significant inundation is expected across portions of the town of Sun River and surrounding low lying areas. Flood waters will impact Highway 200 through Sun River. Near Vaughn, flood waters will mostly impact low loying agricultural areas. More information is available from the National Weather Service website.
May 11, 2018 10:15 p.m.
Cascade County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. as part of the Regular County Commission Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Cascade County Annex, 325 2nd Avenue North, Commission Chambers, Room 105, for the purpose of obtaining public comments regarding the County’s overall community development, public facilities, economic development, and housing and neighborhood revitalization needs. Comments my be given orally at the hearing or submitted in writing before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018. Written comment/suggestions can be sent to: Community Development Block Grant Needs, County Annex, 325 2nd Avenue North, Room 111, Great Falls, MT 59401 before May 22, 2018. The entire Public Notice can be read here.
May 9, 2018 2:35 p.m.
National Weather Service has issues a flood watch in Cascade County. Water levels on the Sun River are expected to begin to rise steadily over the weekend, and persons with farm equipment, cattle, feed, etc., near the river should move these things to higher ground if possible. If you have property near or close to the river, now is the time to take protective actions before the river rises. Stay away and off of flood roads, and never drive across flooded roads! More information is available from the National Weather Service website.
May 3, 2018 9:20 a.m.
The Cascade County Commission office will be accepting applications for the (1) open vacancy on the Zoning Board of Adjustment through 5:00 pm on June 4, 2018. The Commissioners anticipate making the appointment during the June 12, 2018 Commission meeting. The Cascade County press release can be found here.
April 3, 2018 10:16 a.m.
Cascade County Disaster and Emergency Services would like to thank everyone who attended the 2018 Spring Flooding Information Town Hall Meeting. If you missed it, or are seeking more information, please visit the DES page for flooding advice and forms.
March 21, 2018 9:18 a.m.
The 2018 Montana State Fair will be celebrating its 87th anniversary this summer, July 27, 2018 - August 4, 2018.
Visit the iTax website to pay your property taxes online!
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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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