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Milk Rivers water source gets repairs


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The water level in Fresno Reservoir, which was recently full for the first time in five years, has been dropping, but federal Bureau of Reclamation officials said it will rise again once repairs on the St. Mary Diversion are completed.

"There was some minor damage, I guess. Just enough to shut the canal down," bureau hydrologist Tim Felchle said. "We're about done and about ready to start watering it back up again."

The diversion was shut down to allow workers to remove dirt left in the canals by heavy rain and snow in June. Workers also did some repair work on concrete chutes in the canals...

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