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Bill to require feds to fund most of St. Mary rehabilitation introduced



A concrete block around one of the siphons that help divert water 29 miles into the Milk River in the St. Mary Diversion is cracked.

The three members of Montana's congressional delegation announced today that they have introduced legislation to have the federal government pick up most of the cost of rehabilitating the Milk River Project.

In a joint press release, U.S. Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., said the legislation ensures the federal government pays 75 percent of the cost of upgrades to the project.

The federal government now pays 26 percent of the cost of the project, originally authorized as an irrigation project at the start of the last century, with us...

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