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Milk River watershed aerial study is planned


Local groups may soon have a better grasp on what they have in the Milk River Valley and what is needed.

The Milk River International Alliance is planning to conduct a rapid aerial assessment of the valley, from Fresno Reservoir to its confluence with the Missouri River, to find out what resources and what problems exist in the river valley.

A lot of demands are being put on the river, from supplying drinking water to fishing to irrigation, said Jim Thompson, project coordinator for the alliance at Fort Peck.

"We know the Milk River is the lifeline of the Hi-Line," he said. "The assessment...

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