Posted: Aug 14, 2013 4:46 PM by Katy Harris - MTN News
Restoration crews are making progress at the flood-damaged Bannack State Park.
New electrical lines and phone systems are being installed throughout town.
About 80 percent of the buildings have been mucked out and dehydrated.
Park staff is still waiting on a structural engineering report for a final assessment of buildings.
The ditch that was breached during the flash flood also needs to be reconstructed.
"We really don't want to open Bannack up until we have that particular part of the park repaired so it's safe for people to come back in," said Dale Carlson, Bannack State Park Manager.
The Assay Office Building was destroyed in the flash flood.
Park staff is hoping to hire a company that reconstructs historic buildings to help with reconstruction.