Lamont County is starting the repair process after this spring's flooding.
The flood was consider to be a "hundred year" flood, with more than 200 areas washed out and upwards of 70 roads closed during the worst of it.
There are currently three roads in Lamont still needing major repair, and the county is unsure of what the total costs will be.
"All the counting still has to be done and because we don't know what the repairs are, it's hard to say before the fact what the cost will be," said Heather Atkinson, communications coordinator with Lamont County.
The water itself has been cleaned up, and public works crews will likely finish the repairs by the end of the summer.
"We've used almost the whole year's supply of gravel, so we are a little short of gravel for some of the programs that we like to do," Atkinson explained. "The lack of gravel (is a challenge). We have to go out-of-county for gravel as well as associated costs."
Six Lamont County families in total were severely affected by the flooding, though no property was lost.
"Our residents have been wonderfully understanding and patient," said Atkinson.
The flood is believed to have been caused by the long winter and rapid spring melt.

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