Channel Migration Zone Mapping

CHANNEL MIGRATION ZONE MAPS AND REPORTS ARE COMPLETE FOR THE EAST & WEST GALLATIN RIVERS

Tony Thatcher of DTM consulting and Bozeman geomorphologist Karin Boyd have completed channel migration zone (CMZ) maps and reports for the East and West Gallatin Rivers.  CMZ mapping is based on the understanding that rivers are dynamic, moving laterally across their floodplains through time, and is a science-based tool that can be used to help the public, landowners, and decision makers develop an understanding of river dynamics, along with the inherent risks and benefits associated with those processes. The reports are available on the Montana State Library CMZ webpage.