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Malta Field Office
Release Date: 05/25/10
Contacts: Contact: Rich Adams 406-654-5100    

Heavy Rain/Hail Damaged the Dry Fork Road

Runoff from a storm that dropped five inches of rain and hail in a short time period Tuesday night, May 18, damaged a portion of the Dry Fork Road.

The damaged section of road is about ½ mile east of the Dry Fork Bridge. The force of the runoff carried away a portion of the south shoulder of the road; creating an abrupt drop off about 75 feet long and 3 feet deep.

The main portion of the road is still useable, but undercutting on the damaged portion and loss of the shoulder is a hazard to travelers. 

The Bureau of Land Management has posted hazard signs to delineate the damaged area and alert travelers of the danger. The agency plans to install a culvert and repair the damaged shoulder as quickly as possible.

“We’re not aware of any other road damage as a result of this storm, but would like to advise all travelers in this area to be cautious as there could be other washouts,” offered Rich Adams, Malta Field Manager.

If you have questions about the Dry Fork Road, please contact Rich Adams at 406-654-5100.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Malta Field Office   501 S. 2nd Street East      Malta, MT 59538  

Last updated: 06-28-2012