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Commission, board of control discuss St. Mary Diversion fixes


Hill County Commission held a meeting with the Milk River Joint Board of Control Thursday to hear an update about the concrete drop structure on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that washed out and collapsed May 17.

The Drop 5 structure, near the end of the more-than-100-year-old St. Mary Diversion, collapsed after decades of Milk River water users warning that a catostrophic failure would likely occure.

A state working group was formed in 2003 to try to make plans and find funding to rehabilitate the structure, which is still in the works in Congress.

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