Senators push for action on St. Mary Diversion bill
Last updated 5/26/2022 at 11:38am
Montana's U.S. senators continue to push for funding for - and changes on how to fund - the system that provides much of the water in the Milk River each year, likely almost all of the water flowing in the river this year.
Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Steve Daines, R-Mont., both spoke during a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Water and Power Wednesday on their St. Mary's Reinvestment Act, which will authorize $52 million to rehabilitate the St. Mary's Diversion Dam and require U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to use an ability-to-pay study on what water uses...