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St. Mary/Milk River Irrigation Project called "A Canary in the Coal Mine" in an Important Senate Hearing on US Crumbling Infrastructure


August 21, 2019

The St. Mary/Milk River Irrigation Project in a Senate hearing June 26, 2019 S.1305 - St. Mary's Reinvestment Act

was introduced as S. 1305 as St. Mary’s Reinvestment Act sponsored by Senator Jon Tester and Supported by Senator Steve Daines In the hearing, Kiel Weaver, Department of Interior’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science testified and referred to the St. Mary/Milk River project as the “Canary in the Coal Mine” for US infrastructure. While this was a welcomed recognition of the deteriorated condition of the irrigation system, Interior did not like the...

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