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Work continues on St. Mary Diversion as reservoir levels drop


Last updated 7/24/2020 at 12:05pm

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Work proceeds on Drop 2 in the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Progress has been made with construction, which began about a month at the St. Mary Diversion to repair the structure that collapsed, Drop 5 near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals, gigantic metal siphons and concrete drop structures, as well as another structure, Drop 2, that was regarded as in danger of catastrophic failure.

Work on Drop 2 was planned for this year, and the work on Drop 5 was added after it failed May 17.

"We are finally seeing things come together on Drop 2," Milk River Joint Board of Control Project Manager Jennifer Patrick said. "The border crossing...

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