Group seeks $9.5 million for diversion
A special working group has sent Montana's congressional delegation a draft request for $4.5 million to study who benefits from the St. Mary Diversion to the Milk River and who should pay for its reconstruction.
The draft also asks for $5 million to cover any emergency repairs to the diversion while the study is being done.
"We're actually drafting legislation, so this thing is moving," said Randy Reed, chair of the Milk River Project Development Association.
Reed is a member of a working group created by Lt. Gov. Karl Ohs to study what can be done to...