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Video released on need to rehabilitate the 'Life-Line of the Hi-Line'

Milk River Watershed alliance releases educational video on St. Mary Diversion


October 11, 2019

MIlk River Watershed Alliance

People walk across a diversion dam on the St. Mary Diversion. Milk River Watershed has released a video about the diversion and the growing need to replace the facilities, 29 miles of canal, siphons, and drop structures authorized for construction in 1903 to divert water from the St. Mary River into the Milk River.

The Milk River Watershed Alliance has released an educational video about the St. Mary Diversion Project, a more than 100-year-old system that supplied the majority of the water to the Milk River and the surrounding areas.

"Water is the lifeline," Milk River Watershed Alliance Coordinator Deborah Clayton said. "If we don't have water, how can anybody survive, let alone a community or an area."

The St. Mary Diversion was one of the first five projects the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was authorized to construct when it was created in 1903. It is part of the Milk River Project, created by the...

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