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By Tim Leeds 

Town hall meeting set on St. Mary, Milk rivers study

Set by board looking at waters shared with Canada


Last updated 4/19/2023 at 11:06am

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Work proceeds in July 2020 on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to replace Drop 2 in the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, which helps divert water before it flows into Canada from the St. Mary River to the Milk River. A board looking at the sharing of water from the St. Mary and Milk rivers between the U.S. and Canada is holding a public town hall in Havre May 2.

The International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study Board will be holding a public town hall meeting May 2, a press release from the International Joint Commission said, adding that all are welcome to attend.

The board, launched in November 2021, is looking at water shared between the United States and Canada in a 1921 agreement regulating the sharing of water from the St. Mary and Milk rivers.

The study board was created to explore "options to improve access to apportioned waters by each country, in recognition of climate change and challenges to apportionment since the original 1921 order...

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