St. Mary Working Group tours Fresno Dam project


Last updated 9/29/2023 at 11am

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Project Manager Steve Darlinton talks about the Fresno Dam Safety of Dams Project to members of the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group.

After a regular meeting Wednesday, members of the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group took a tour of Fresno Dam and the construction efforts aimed at shoring up the structure.

Built in 1939 on the Milk River in north-central Montana, the 84-year-old embankment dam has experienced 7 to 10 feet of settlement since construction and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has deemed it necessary to shore up and improve the structure to prevent any failure.

BOR representatives have said that there is no immediate threat of failure, however, between considerable settlement and cracks forming in the st...

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