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Canada studies damming the Milk River


Renewed interest by the Alberta provincial government in building a dam across the Milk River has caused some Montana irrigators to question the project.

"Without the ability to receive the water due to us from the St. Mary River, it will just hurt us," said Randy Reed of Blaine County, who irrigates with Milk River water.

Kay Blatter, chair of the Milk River Board of Control, the organization that oversees the irrigation boards on the Milk River, isn't so sure.

"There's good and bad about it," he said.

The Milk River, which originates in Montana, crosses into Canada and returns to Montana...

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