West Glacier bridge
Debris carried in the flood of 1964 buckled the bridge over the Middle Fork at West Glacier, cutting off access to Glacier National Park.
Much of Evergreen was left under water in June 1964 when the Flathead River, swollen by torrential rains and melting snow, unleashed a monster flood.
Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011 2:00 am
Updated: 8:34 am, Tue Apr 22, 2014.
Editor’s note: This story first was published in 2004, the
40th anniversary of the disastrous 1964 flood. It is being re-run
because of the current flood potential.
When torrential rains poured on top of a heavy mountain snowpack
on June 8-9, 1964, it caused, by some measures, one of the most
powerful flash floods in the United States during the 20th
Sunday, May 8, 2011 2:00 am.
Updated: 8:34 am.