Channel Migration Zones

Montana Channel Migration Zone Projects - Clark Fork - Plains Area

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The Clark Fork, Plains Reach CMZ was completed in 2014 to address concerns about changes in the stream channel behavior since the 1997 flood event. The project covers 8.0 miles of the Clark Fork from Henry Creek to Lynch Creek around the town of Plains in western Montana. The project resulted in the identification of infrastructure that is threatened by channel migration and potential projects to mitigate the hazards. The project was sponsored by the Montana DNRC Renewable Resource Planning Grant Program, Sanders County, and the Middle Clark Fork River Plains Reach Recovery Committee. The work was performed by RESPEC Consulting and Services.


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