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Alliance sues over bull trout in St. Mary Diversion


Last updated 3/27/2020 at 11:47am

An attempt to rehabilitate the 100-year-old system that supplies much of the water to the Milk River is facing a legal setback.

Wednesday, Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a lawsuit over the protection of bull trout requesting fish screens to be put up.

“Bull trout have been listed as ‘Threatened’ under the Endangered Species Act for 20 years, but they are being killed by the hundreds every year due to poor dam design and operation, unscreened diversions into irrigation ditches and river dewatering,” Alliance for the Wild Rockies Executive Director Mike Garrity said in a press...

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