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By Marko Manoukian
PC Extension Agent 

Tester provides support but no clear path for funding St. Mary/Milk River project


September 23, 2020

On September 4 the St Mary Working Rehabilitation Working Group (SMRWG) had a conference call with Senator Tester regarding funding for the irrigation project. Tester repeatedly commented that he is willing to push whatever the irrigators need legislatively.

Tester noted that the Joint Board of Control (JBC) in coordination with the state of Montana and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) have provided funding of repairs to Drops 2 and 5. The focus is now on larger cost items such as diversion dams and siphons. He commented that with recent deficit spending by Congress of $3 trillion, money...

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