On November 18, 2003, Lt. Governor Karl Ohs convened a meeting in Havre, Montana, to raise awareness of the urgent need to rehabilitate the aging St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works. The meeting set in motion a process through which representatives from the State of Montana, federal and tribal governments, and Milk River basin water users could work together to seek congressional authorization and funding to rehabilitate and modernize the system. The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group was created to craft a “workable solution” for rehabilitation of the St. Mary facilities before the system suffers catastrophic failure.
The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working group is committed to finding a “workable” solution to rehabilitating the St. Mary Diversion Works.
This system diverts water from the Blackfeet Reservation into the North Fork of the Milk River.
Bear Paw Development Corporation offers administrative and fiscal support for the SMRWG.
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