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Flood Control Program

Little Indian Pilot Project was authorized in 1953 and completed in 1963.

Mud Creed, Big Indian, Plum, Cub, Bear-Pierce-Cedar, Clatonia, and Mission were authorized between 1958 and 1969, and all were completed by 1980. Walnut Creek was approved for state funding in 1976 and completed in 1982.

Swan and Wolf-Wildcat were authorized in 1983. The final structures were built in 1998.

180 flood control structures and 73 grade stabilization structures have been built in the above 11 flood control P.L. 566 Projects. These structures will control runoff from 356,952 acres or 34% of the District.

The average annual benefit for these 11 flood control projects is estimated at $1,415,000.

The cost to construct the 253 structures was:

Federal (CDBG-NRCS) $11.641 million

Non-Federal (NRC-County-NRD) $ 4.541 million