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Letter to the Editor - Time to move forward on St. Mary Diversion


August 24, 2017


Congratulations to our senators, representative and governor for moving the Rocky Boy’s/North Central Regional Water Project forward. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the repair of the St. Mary Canal System.

This project, in operation since the early 1900s, is a system of canals and siphons that delivers water to the Milk River, fills both Fresno and Nelson Reservoirs and provides irrigation water to the Milk River Basin. Most of the structures have exceeded their design life, and the disrepair has been likened to that of a third-world country. The inability of the sys...

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