Work on damaged areas of one Sheridan County river has been completed, but that doesn’t mean it will stop the situation from happening again.
The Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors says last month, stabilization work on eroding banks was completed along the Little Tongue River, on the south side of Dayton.
The river was one of several that contributed to the flood that happened in May of 2019.
Conservation District Manager Carrie Rogaczewski says the purpose of that project was to improve stream function and aquatic habitat in the area.
However it’s not going to stop history from repeating itself, but it might cushion the blow the next time a flood happens.
“They’re not intended to prevent flooding. These sites are in flood plains and streams. Part of their natural function is to flood. What the intent is to minimize damage and erosion from those associated flooding meds.”
Heavy rains and increased snow runoff contributed to the 2019 flood.