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By Marko Manoukian
St Mary Rehabilitation Working Group 

St. Mary-Milk River Irrigation Project Gets $53 Million Appropriation in State Legislature


February 22, 2023

Senator Mike Lang submitted a recommended $53 million change to House Bill 6 secured a 5-1 vote from the appropriations subcommittee focused on infrastructure. It is nonbinding and will need a vote from the full House Appropriations Committee to actually be added to the legislation. The funding will be used to replace the 108 year old siphons before they suffer catastrophic failure.

This is critical, explained Marko Manoukian, Local Co-Chair of the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group. We used to say that a complete rehabilitation would cost $200 million. Now the $100 million secured by...

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