Drop 5 Nearing Completion, Water Expected to be Flowing Soon
September 30, 2020
After the complete failure of Drop 5 this past May, repairs have been done in earnest to get water flowing back to those that rely on the St. Mary's diversion for essential operations. In the 19 weeks since crews have been working diligently to get the job done. Work on Drop 2 and Drop 1 was done in this time as well and was previously scheduled prior to the Drop 5 failure. The diversion is essential to irrigators downstream of Fresno Reservoirs as well as more than 18,000 people in the Havre, Chinook and Harlem communities.
Milk River Irrigation Project Joint Board of Control Project Manag...