June 19, 2018 4:49p.m.
Stay up to date with flooding information by clicking here. Learn about road closures, evacuation updates, and safety information.
May 25, 2018 11:01a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch which remains in effect from Saturday evening through Tuesday afternoon. There is potential for the Sun River to go above flood stage this weekend; flood stage is 7.5 feet, and the forecast is to reach 8.6 feet by early next week. More information is available from the National Weather Service website.
May 16, 2018 4:01 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued 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.
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!
August 21, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.
August 22, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.
August 28, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.
September 5, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.
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.
CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive emergency notifications.
CodeRED has been providing emergency notifications throughout the nation since 1998 and average more than 200 campaigns a day. Any message regarding the safety, property or welfare of the community will be disseminated using the CodeRED system. These may include AMBER alerts, notifications to take emergency action, boil water orders or evacuation notices.
The link above takes you to a secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment page that allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent—unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.
Your contact information remains private and will only be used for community notifications.