By Tim Leeds 

St. Mary Diversion sees $85M more on the way

Tester: Money set to make some repairs on system that supplies much of the water in the Milk River


Last updated 4/4/2022 at 3:56pm

Courtesy Milk River Watershed Alliance

People walk across a diversion dam on the St. Mary Diversion. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced Wednesday that $85 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill was allocated for work on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works diversion and headworks replacement project, which will include a large fish bypass structure to mitigate impacts to bull trout.

A project more than two decades in the making finally has some significant funding, with Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announcing Wednesday that $85 million is going to repairs and rehabilitation on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works.

"This is a critical, targeted investment in the Milk River Project that will update essential water infrastructure for our state and provide certainty and economic growth for communities, producers, and future generations in north-central Montana," Tester said in a release. "I worked for months to negotiate the bipartisan infrastructure legislation, and...

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