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Largest pour to date happening on St. Mary repairs


September 1, 2020

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The site where work is being done on Drop 5 of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works is seen from overhead.

Workers continued to pour concrete last week on Drop 5 of the St.Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, the drop which collapsed in May near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals, gigantic metal siphons and concrete drop structures that transfers water to the Milk River. 

   "It will be the largest pour to date, of approximately 160 yards on the bottom wall segment," Milk River Joint Board of Control Project Manager Jennifer Patrick said. 

    It has been 16 weeks since the catastrophic failure, she said, and they are continuing to stay on target for the end of September...

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