Attention Property Owners: If you have been impacted by the flood, please click on the new GIS survey link below or the provided QR code and fill out the requested information:

CLICK HERE to visit the GIS FLOOD SURVEY LINK

Governor Gianforte declared a statewide disaster for severe flooding in Stillwater County. Montana Disaster and Emergency Services continue to support local authorities in Stillwater County as well as working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the next steps.

There is extensive flooding around the County along the Stillwater River, Rosebud Creek, and Yellowstone River. Fire-Rescue, Law Enforcement, and the Roads and Bridge Department have been deployed.  There have been many voluntary evacuations, as well as rescues from homes & campgrounds.  Multiple roads are flooded and impassable.  Assessments of roads, bridges, and homes have begun and will continue.  The County will be blocking roads as needed.  Don’t drive through water and be safe.

For all incidents and emergencies call 911. For information call DES 406-322-8060

Montana Department of Transportation Road Conditions
Stillwater County Emergency Flood Permitting- 310 Permit
Press Release- June 24, 2022

Press Release for Landowners in 100 Year Floodplain (PDF)- June 24, 2022

Road Closures

CLICK HERE to view active mapping of current road closures

June 24, 2022

FEMA and State DES representatives arrived yesterday to view the flood damage throughout Stillwater County. We are fortunate to have them here to assist the county in planning and solutions to flood recovery.  Stillwater County leadership and DES briefed the FEMA team on the current situation here in the county.  They will be providing much needed support to aid in our recovery process. 

Pictured left to right: Stillwater County DES Emergency Manager David Stamey, State DES Administrator Delila Bruno, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Maona Ngwira

We are also fortunate to have FEMA damage assessment teams in Stillwater County earlier than expected.  The FEMA teams have begun assessments in the Absarokee, Nye, Dean and Fishtail areas and will continue throughout the day.  If you have questions about this process, call the DES Emergency Operations Center 406-322-8015

MSU Extension Flooding Resources- June 21, 2022
Flooding Update- June 21, 2022
  • Events scheduled in the affected area will proceed.  Increased traffic is expected. 
  • Sibanye Stillwater Mine has provided an attorney, with permitting experience, to assist community members.  She is set up on the first floor of the courthouse in the meeting room.
  • Columbus Fire Rescue has an account set up for donations.  The donations will go to flood recovery.
  • Live power lines are in the river. We’re asking people to stay out of the water, in case the line casing breaks and puts an electrical current into the water.
  • Custer Gallatin Forest is closed, as well as all waterways, campgrounds, and fishing accesses along the Stillwater, Yellowstone, and Rosebud.
  • Crews have completed initial assessments throughout the county. Which will be used to aid FEMA in the recovery process.

Homes lost -11

Homes damaged 80 (does not include outbuildings)

Private bridges lost- 8

Head gates- 2 (so far)

Flooding Update & Emergency Response- June 20, 2022
Permitting Assistance Available at Courthouse- June 20, 2022
  • The Sibayne Stillwater Mine has arranged for a lawyer with permitting experience to assist the community. Selena Sauer will be available on June 20th and June 21st in the Stillwater County Courthouse first-floor meeting room. Please CLICK HERE to view the letter from Sibanye Stillwater Mine. Any questions, please call 406-322-8015
Stillwater County Solid Waste Board- June 20, 2022
Flooding Update & Emergency Response- June 17, 2022
Flood Recovery- June 17, 2022
Press Release: Fish Wildlife & Parks- June 16, 2022
Press Release: NorthWestern Energy- June 16, 2022
Current Summary of Flood Event- June 16, 2022, 2:00 pm
Current Summary of Flood Event- June 15, 2022, 1:00 pm
United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service- June 15, 2022
Roads & Bridges Update- June 15, 2022

At this time, the following roads are open. Please check back for updates and never drive through flooded roadways:

  • Spring Creek Road to North Stillwater River Road- OPEN
  • Countryman Creek Road at Fireman’s Point- OPEN
  • Countryman Creek/Fireman’s Point Bridge over the Stillwater River- OPEN
  • HWY 420 Going West- OPEN
Mystic Lake Update- June 14, 2022
  • At this time, we have received word that Mystic Dam will be releasing water in a very controlled manner so as to reduce any possible adverse effects. This action is necessary to maintain safe water levels behind the dam. Since the Stillwater and Rosebud River levels have dropped, we anticipate little to no impact on the current flooding situation.- June 14, 2022, 2:30 pm
Flooding Updates & Closed Roads & Bridges- June 14, 2022
Water Advisory & Public Water Usage Emergency Guidance- June 13, 2022
Stillwater County Disaster Declaration -June 13, 2022