Flood Recovery Resources
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Water testing kits are available through the Stillwater County MSU Extension Office through the MSU Well Educated program.
If you need a paper form or need to use a computer please come to the MSU Stillwater County Extension office at 17 N 4th Street Monday through Friday or by appointment on the weekends.;
If you need help beginning the paperwork or filling out a form online, the Stillwater County Extension office has computers set up and can help you. We have paper forms, Well test kits , information on resources for after a flood, cleaning your home, rebuilding, and health and safety hazards. Well testing, shock chlorination. See links at the bottom of this page.
Document, Document, Document: Take photos and list possessions and valuables that have been damaged. Visit the weblink below to get step-by-step instructions on the claim process.
If you are planning to do work on or near a waterway in Montana, one or several permits may berequired. In the case of an Emergency- Stream-modification projects undertaken as an immediate response to flooding requires an Emergency Form 275. Landowners must contact the Conservation District within 15 days of taking the emergency action and submit the completed Emergency
If you have tested your water quality and identified a need for treatment, there is guidance below on treatment options. The Montana Well Educated Program provides private well owner education about water quality as it relates to health, and quality of life, they are a great resource for information on well and septic care and maintenance.
Several Resources for Flood Recovery
The following links include resources for after a flood, cleaning your home, rebuilding, and health and safety hazards.
Conservation District Contacts
Folks wanting to do work in or on stream banks (rip rap) would go to the Stillwater CD. [email protected] (406)-962-3641 ext. 105
Agriculture land & Irrigation infrastructure (ditches/canals) issues would go to the NRCS
Columbus Field Office (serves Stillwater Conservation District)
334 N. 9th Street
Columbus, MT 59019
Irrigation loss (gated pipe, head gates) crop loss, silt deposits, livestock loss, and debris removal Stillwater County FSA Office (EWG Money application)
County Executive Director
(406) 322-5348 ext 2
(855) 546-0421 fax
Know that it will be a lengthy process and as much documentation as you can provide will be helpful.
Click here for downloadable step-by-step instructions for Flood Insurance Claims.
Stillwater MSU Extension
17 N 4th St
PO BOX 807
Columbus, MT 59019
Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent
Family and Consumer Science Agent
Stillwater County Sanitation
431 Quarry Rd ( West Annex)
PO BOX 1287 Columbus, MT 59019