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Corps of Engineers continues providing help amidst Missoula flooding

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MISSOULA - A brief dip in water levels has provided rest for some in Missoula, but for the US Army Corps of Engineers it means crunch time.

Cities and counties have requested aid from the Crops in fortifying public infrastructure and they will be back in Missoula after providing the city of Plains with some assistance to protect their wastewater treatment ponds.

The Corps have also provided over 275,000 sandbags for relief and has ordered another 100,000 for the next week.

“We've gotten past the first bump, the first peak of the river. We're in a little bit of a holding pattern, doing recon, continuing to coordinate with the counties," said Corps team leader Jess Jordan. "We are waiting for this second peak that's coming here at the end of the week. a. and will be here continuing to offer technical assistance and providing direct assistance should that be needed and requested.”

A warning was sent out to an additional 2,205 residents that reside along the Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers over the weekend notifying them of potential evacuation orders.

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