Thursday 6pm NEW Flood update Information

 June 23, 2022 – Park County Flooding Update


For immediate release: June 23, 2022

Media contact:
Kory Johnson, Park County Flooding public information officer
Cell: 406-606-2086

Evening Update:

  • Silver Gate water has been deemed safe for consumption by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.  Homes, restaurants, and other structures that are connected to Gardiner’s public water supply can resume normal use.  Structures connected to private wells should follow Health Department guidance.
  • Point of Rocks Bridge on 89S is OPEN. Guard rails are still under repair.
  • Cinnabar Basin Road will be closed to all traffic, including locals, as repairs are made from 7am-4pm Monday-Friday next week.
  • Green waste from the flood will be accepted only at the Chico green boxes this Friday 06/23/22 from 10am-4pm until further notice.
  • The 89 North Highway bridge is safe for travel but its status could change depending on any future movement on the train bridge.
  • A Gardiner Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be this Saturday June 25th at the Gardiner School from 2-5pm.   County residents can be connected with relief organizations for help.
  • Flood Recovery Information Guide is being distributed county wide.   Digital copies can be found on the flood Facebook page as well as the Park County website.   This guide will help walk residents through the recovery processes.

Water Update
If you are on a private well and have questions about water safety or testing, please call the Park County Health Department 406-222-4145.


Flood impacted residents in Park County are strongly encouraged to fill out a Personal Property Damage Form as soon as possible. Data from this assessment will be used to determine potential eligibility for additional resources through federal or state channels. This survey will be important for determining what types of assistance programs may be available to residents. The more self-assessments that can be completed, the better the state can coordinate available resources. All homeowners, regardless of the level of damage, are encouraged to fill out the self-assessment here or by using camera to scan the QR code (to right).

Contact Info
For all non-emergency questions, call the Park County Information Hotline at 406-222-4131. This hotline will be open 8 AM to 10 PM.

Updates are posted throughout the day at the Park County Flooding – June 2022 Facebook page.





Kory Johnson
Public Information Officer (T)
Forest Service

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Butte Ranger District

c: 406-606-2086

1820 Meadowlark Lane
Butte, MT 59701
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