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St. Mary Diversion, a remarkable success in a trying year


Last updated 12/29/2020 at 12:06pm

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Construction crews work on Drop 5 of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works in August.

One of the more remarkable stories of the year is that of the St. Mary Diversion and it's 22-week-long repair after experiencing a catastrophic failure back in May.

Nearly all involved with the effort called it a remarkable example of teamwork and inter-organizational cooperation in a year plagued by social isolation.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman said this project is an example to the nation of what they can do when they work together.

"It is truly incredible," she said in October at a ribbon cutting held by end of the diversion and conveyance system after constr...

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