In accordance with 76-5-102, Montana Code Annotated, these regulations are intended to reduce flood losses through the following methods:
   A.   Restrict or prohibit uses that are dangerous to health, safety or property in times of flooding or that may cause excessive increases in flood heights or velocities;
   B.   Require that uses of land vulnerable to floods, including public facilities, be developed or constructed to at least minimum standards or to otherwise minimize flood damage;
   C.   Regulate the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels, and natural protective barriers which are needed to accommodate floodwaters;
   D.   Regulate filling, grading, dredging and other development which may increase flood damage;
   E.   Prevent or regulate the construction of flood barriers which will impact other land, floodwater depth or velocity of floodwaters;
   F.   Distinguish between the land use regulations applied to the floodway within the regulated flood hazard area and those applied to that portion of the regulated flood hazard area not contained in the floodway;
   G.   Apply more restrictive land use regulations within the floodway of the regulated flood hazard area; and
   H.   Ensure that regulations and minimum standards balance the greatest public good with the least private injury. (Ord. 829, 12-5-2016)