Silver Jackets: Many Partners, One team


Many Partners, One Team


For More Information Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District, Email, 402-995-2338 and 402-995-2671

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Seattle District, Email, 206-764-3277

Montana Silver Jackets

Charter Members work together to establish the Silver Jackets Flood Risk Reduction / Floodplain Protection Team for the State of Montana, and develop and carry out the Team’s mission and scope.


Share a vision of strengthened partnerships whereby public and private organizations and individuals work together efficiently and effectively to manage and reduce flood risk and protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains in Montana.


Charter members participate on the Montana Silver Jackets team to collaboratively:

  • Examine and more fully develop the recommendations contained in the July 15, 2011 report entitled, Montana Floodplain Management Assessment: Strengthening Policies and Programs that Reduce Flood Risk and Protect Floodplains and offer guidance on their implementation;
  • Identify, coordinate and collaborate on opportunities for flood hazard mitigation, floodplain management and flood-related emergency response;
  • Pool agency resources and information around the shared purpose expressed in the Vision Statement ; and
  • Identify and collectively pursue funding opportunities that will support implementation of the recommendations outlines in the Floodplain Management Assessment report cited above.

Team Activities

Channel Migration Zone Mapping of the Musselshell River

The Silver Jackets team has partnered with Musselshell Watershed Coalition to generate Channel Migration Zone (CMZ) mapping for 340-river miles of the Musselshell River.  Detailed mapping is being created for the communities of Harlowton, Lavina, and Roundup to provide flood risk information in these flood-prone communities.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports state-led Silver Jackets Teams through its Flood Risk Management Program.