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Fresno irrigation releases end, water levels likely low into next year


August 3, 2020

Havre Daily News staff

Agencies have told the public that, despite releases from Fresno Reservoir for irrigation ending for the season, lower water levels in the reservoir are likely to impact fishing and irrigation at the reservoir.

The more-than-100-year-old St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that supplies much of the water in the Milk River has been shut down since a concrete drop structure near the end of the 29-mile system collapsed in May.

Work to repair that and another drop structure which had been in fear of failure is ongoing, but no water, stored in Lake Sherburne on the...

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