First round of Milk River Project funding announced

Tester secured up to $100 million for the project in bipartisan infrastructure bill


Last updated 1/17/2022 at 12:23pm

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Work proceeds on Drop 2 in the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works in July 2020 on the Blackfeet Indian. The first round of funding from $100 million for the St. Mary Diversion included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill has been announced by Bureau of Reclamation.

A project started more than two decades ago to rebuild what has been called "The Lifeline of the Hi-Line" is getting some movement.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced Friday that U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced the first round of funding for the Milk River Project, for which Tester secured up to $100 million in his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, now law.

"I'm proud to announce the first round of funding for the Milk River Project from our infrastructure bill is now on its way to the communities that have needed this critical irrigation upgrade for decades," Test...

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