epa project updates

Throughout the Remediation phase of the Milltown Superfund Reservoir project, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued regular project updates listed below.

 

For more information visit the EPA website: Milltown Reservoir Sediments/Clark Fork River.

 

See the weekly project updates below. Note: the documents below except for January 24 are all 2-page Adobe PDF files and are approximately 400 kB in file size.

 

2007

Starting in 2007, regular updates, written by Diana Hammer who was the EPA Community Involvement Coordinator at the time, chronicled the progression of the remediation (cleanup) phase at Milltown Reservoir. Site preparation, building the bypass channel, establishing the rail line for hauling sediments, and preparation for powerhouse removal are some of the subjects covered.

 

January 24 - #1
January 30 - #2
 
February 06 - #3
February 13 - #4
February 20 - #5
February 27 - #6
 
March 06 - #7
March 14 - #8
March 20 - #9
March 28 - #10
 
April 04 - #11
April 11 - #12
April 20 - #13
 
May 02 - #14
May 10 - #15
May 16 - No update
May 23 - #16
May 30 - #17
 
June 06 - #18
June 13 - #19
June 20 - #20
June 27 - #21
 
July 03 - #22
July 11 - #23
July 18 - #24
July 24 - #25
 
August 01 - #26
August 07 - #27
August 29 - #28
 
September 05 - #29
September 19 - #30
September 26 - #31
 
October 03 - #32
October 10 - #33
October 17 - #34
October 24 - #35
October 31 - #36
 
November 07 - #37
November 14 - #38
November 28 - #39
 
December 05 - #40
December 12 - #41
December 17 - No Update
December 24 - No update
 

 

2008

In 2008 the Powerhouse was removed, the Clark Fork was diverted into the by-pass channel, the coffer dam was breached and the waters of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers ran free for the first time in more than a century. Sediment removal and hauling continued and work continued on removing the Milltown Dam. 5600 logs were removed from the Blackfoot River.

 

January 08 - #42
January 15 - #43
January 23 - #44
January 30 - #45
 
February 06 - #46
February 14 - #47
February 20 - #48
February 29 - #49
 
March 03 - #50
March 12 - #51
March 19 - #52
 
April 02 - #53
April 09 - #54
April 16 - #55
 
May 06 - #56
May 14 - #57
May 21 - #58
May 28 - #59
 
June 04 - #60
June 11 - #61
June 18 - #62
 
July 02 - #63
July 09 - #64
July 23 - #65
 
August 05 - #66
 
September 02 - #67
September 17 - #68
 
October 06 - #69
 
November - No updates
 
December - No updates
 

 

2009

In 2009 the spillway coffer dam was breached and the waters of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers flowed into their new channel. Restoration begins. Sediment excavation and hauling is complete. Floodplain grading begins. Remediation and restoration are combined on the floodplain while redevelopment plans to incorporate the former Superfund site into a state park continued.

 

January 07 - #71
January 21 - #72
 
February 04 - #73
February 18 - #74
 
March 03 - #75
March 18 - #76
 
April 01 - #77
April 14 - #78
April 29 - #79
 
May 13 - #80
May 27 - #81
 
June 10 - #82
June 24 - #83
 
July 08 - #84
July 22 - #85
 
August 05 - #86
August 19 - #87
 
September 02 - #88
September 16 - #89
 
October 07 - #90
 
November - No updates
 
December 09 - #91
 

 

2010

In 2010 Area IIIb sediments were removed and floodplain grading continued. Seeding, planting and mulching took place. The Clark Fork River was diverted into its new reconstructed channel.

 

January 06 - #92
 
February 03 - #93
 
March - #94
 
April - #95
 
May - No update
June - No update
July - #96
 
August - No update
 
September - #97
 
October - #98
 
November - #99
 
December - #100
 

 

2011

In 2011 the by-pass channel was removed. Mike Kustudia was named manager of Milltown State Park. Floodplain regrading continued. The Milltown Bluff Overlook was completed. Interpretive planning began.

 

Winter - #101
 
Spring - #102
 
Summer - #103
 
Fall - #104
 
December - #105
 

 

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