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Interior deputy tours St. Mary Diversion, holds roundtable

 

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tim Petty speaks about the need for getting St. Mary Diversion back and running Monday during a St. Mary Diversion roundtable meeting at the Glacier County Extension Office in Cut Bank.

CUT BANK - Sen. Steve Daines held a roundtable event in Monday with Department of Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tim Petty and others to discuss the importance of the St. Mary's Milk River System.

Daines said he and Petty toured the St. Mary Diversion Monday, and found it very informative.

The St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works has been shut down since Drop 5, at the end of the 29-mile system, washed out and collapsed May 17.

"The two things that we need is: One a quick reconstruction of the Drop both 2 and 5, and that's the first priority," Daines said, "and th...



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