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Meagher County dam fails, bridges and culverts may be affected

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Gallatin County Emergency Management said Friday morning that the Badger Creek Dam has failed.

The dam is located between Ringling and White Sulphur Springs in Meagher County near US 12.

The dam has been breached and significantly increased water discharge.

People in the area should watch for a significant increase in water flow based on what Meagher County is reporting.

The flooding may affect bridges and culverts in the area. Authorities said to use caution in flooded areas as the amount of water can often be deceiving and quickly sweep vehicles and people away. In an emergency, call 911.

According to a social media post, Badger Creek becomes Battle Creek and empties into Sixteenmile Creek just upriver from Sixteen.

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