If Infrastructure Dollars are Headed St. Mary’s Way, Where Will It Go?

Voices of Montana
Voices of Montana
If Infrastructure Dollars are Headed St. Mary's Way, Where Will It Go?

The federal government is working on an infrastructure funding package that has tentatively earmarked $100 million to repair the critical, but aging St. Mary’s diversion system. Would this funding lead to true rehabilitation or would it be a series of temporary fixes? Could it increase its overall efficiency?

Click the podcast to hear Phillips County Extension Agent and St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Working Group Co-Chair Marco Manoukian discuss the more critical needs of the diversion system and how the federal money could possibly be spent.  We’ll also discuss the pressure irrigators are facing from environmental groups seeking to enhance the Milk River’s bull trout population.

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