April 5, 2006

In anticipation of a June drawdown of the Milltown Reservoir, Envirocon, the project contractor, has been releasing a spate of planning documents for the effort. The latest are plans for limiting access to the project site during the construction and a contingency plan on what to do if irrigation intakes get plugged downriver. Also, a report examining what the state and federal governments intend to do to protect the bridges over the Blackfoot River is available on Envirocon’s public FTP website.

Next up for release will be contingency plans for surface and groundwater issues.

CFRTAC technical advisors are reviewing the documents and should have summaries posted to this site in the near future. The Milltown Design Review Team (PDF) will meet April 18 in Missoula. CFRTAC will likely schedule a public meeting in Milltown before that date.

To access the documents (and be warned you’ll need a high speed connection as some of these files are large) click on the following link ftp://public:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ and an ftp session should open in your Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc).

1. You should see a variety of folders. Open the appropriate folder and a PDF file containing the complete plan will appear.
2. Drag and drop the file from the ftp window to your desktop (or other directory where you would like the files to reside) and allow it to download to your computer.
3. Do not attempt to open the file directly from the ftp window.

If you have any problems downloading these files call Zac Collins in EMC2’s Bozeman office at 406-522-0251 for technical support.

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