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Gainforte talks about St. Mary Diversion repairs

Rep. Greg Gianforte R-Mont., hosted a roundtable Wednesday at Fresno Beach with irrigators, members of the Milk River Joint Board of Control and of the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group to...

 

St. Mary group talks how to fund rehabilitating the diversion

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Friday and discussed how to move forward with paying for a rehabilitation of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance. Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Steve...

 

Blaine County goes into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

by Havre Daily News staff With drying conditions continuing to hit the state, Blaine and Golden Valley counties have jointed other Montana counties already under Stage 1 Fire Restricions including Chouteau and Hill Counties. Chouteau County also has...

 

Largest pour to date happening on St. Mary repairs

Workers continued to pour concrete last week on Drop 5 of the St.Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, the drop which collapsed in May near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals, giganti...

 

Work continues on the St. Mary Diversion repairs

Concrete was poured on Drop 5 last week on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, the drop near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals, gigantic metal siphons and concrete drop structures that failed in May. Work on Drop 2 was pla...

 

Havre City Council hears update on St. Mary Diversion

Milk River Joint Board of Control Project Manager Jennifer Patrick gave Havre City Council an update Monday about the repairs taking place at the St. Mary Diversion. Progress has been made with...

 

Fresno irrigation releases end, water levels likely low into next year

Havre Daily News staff Agencies have told the public that, despite releases from Fresno Reservoir for irrigation ending for the season, lower water levels in the reservoir are likely to impact fishing and irrigation at the reservoir. The...

 

Fire burning in Little Rockies

Fort Belknap Fire Management and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have confirmed that a fire is burning in the Little Rockies near Cow Creek in the Missouri Breaks, about 6 miles off the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. BLM Lewistown Duty Officer Don...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    July 24, 2020

Work continues on St. Mary Diversion as reservoir levels drop

Progress has been made with construction, which began about a month at the St. Mary Diversion to repair the structure that collapsed, Drop 5 near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals,...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 15, 2020

FWP warns St. Mary Diversion problems could impact fisheries

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warned Tuesday in a story in its newsletter that the collapse of part of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works could have an impact on fishing in the area. “Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is working with BOR...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 9, 2020

BOR declares emergency funding for St. Mary Diversion repairs

With repairs ongoing on parts of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that supplies much of the water in the Milk River, the water users found out they are getting a break on the repairs. Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Steve Daines, R-Mont.,...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 2, 2020

Senator tries to add St. Mary bill to defense authorization

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced he is trying to add a change to how the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance is funded to a must-pass defense bill. Daines announced Wednesday he was trying to add the St. Mary’s Reinvestment Act as part of the...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    June 26, 2020

Work starting on St. Mary Diversion, continuing in Congress

Construction began Monday on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that suffered a catastrophic failure from a structure that collapsed in May. Meanwhile, work progresses in Congress to change the funding for the project and move forward on a c...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    June 12, 2020

Work going forward to repair St. Mary Diversion

A contractor has been hired to do work to repair damage that has shut down the system that provides much of the water that flows through the Milk River, with no shortage of water expected in the communities that use the river as a source of water....

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    June 5, 2020

Commission, board of control discuss St. Mary Diversion fixes

Hill County Commission held a meeting with the Milk River Joint Board of Control Thursday to hear an update about the concrete drop structure on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that washed out and collapsed May 17. The Drop 5 structure,...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    June 1, 2020

No firm decisions made on St. Mary Diversion repairs

Bureau of Reclamation Montana Area Manager Steve Davies said Friday a team went on site Wednesday to where a concrete drop structure on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Work washed out and collapsed May 17 and looked holistically in terms of...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    May 26, 2020

Working group discusses fix on St. Mary Diversion

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group had a meeting Friday to discuss the collapse that occurred last Sunday of a drop structure in the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Facilities that supply much of the water in the Milk River each year. “We...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    May 21, 2020

St. Mary working group meeting Friday to discuss diversion failure

Members of the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group are having a meeting Friday about the collapse Sunday of a drop structure in the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Facilities that supply much of the water in the Milk River each year. “If we...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    May 20, 2020

Impact and cost of St. Mary Diversion failure still being assessed

As Milk River water users have been warning for decades will happen, the 100-year-old system that supplies much of the water in the river has suffered a catastrophic failure. A concrete drop...

 

Governor authorizes rent help; BOR restricting camping

Havre Daily News staff More restrictions and assistance have been announced in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation restricting overnight camping and Gov. Steve Bullock announcing authorization of assistance for people... Full story

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    April 3, 2020

St. Mary Working Group discusses lawsuit, COVID-19

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Wednesday virtually due to the coronavirus outbreak and discussed the lawsuit from the Alliance of the Wild Rockies regarding bull trout and updates on federal legislation on the St. Mary Diversion and... Full story

 

Alliance sues over bull trout in St. Mary Diversion

An attempt to rehabilitate the 100-year-old system that supplies much of the water to the Milk River is facing a legal setback. Wednesday, Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a lawsuit over the protection of bull trout requesting fish screens to be...

 

Lawsuit still threatening St. Mary Diversion

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies is still ready to shut off a primary source of water in the Milk River. Jeff Baumberger of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which oversees operations of the St. Mary...

 

Threat of St. Mary bull trout lawsuit resolved with planned consultations

A notice of intent to sue over a threatened species in the Rocky Mountains that concerned people trying to rehabilitate the Lifeline of the Hi-Line has been resolved, with two federal agencies saying...

 

Tester introduces historic Fort Belknap Indian Community water compact

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Tester WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today introduced the historic Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Compact in the United States Senate. The FBIC Water Compact will ratify the FBIC water...

 

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