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By Rachel Jamieson
Havre Daily News 

Lawsuit still threatening St. Mary Diversion


January 29, 2020

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies is still ready to shut off a primary source of water in the Milk River.

Jeff Baumberger of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which oversees operations of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, said Wednesday during a meeting of the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group that the alliance sent another notice of intent to sue for bull trout passage in the diversion.

The diversion and conveyance, completed more than a century ago to provide water for irrigation in the Milk River Valley, is in an area with bull trout, a threatened species.

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