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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Commissioner addresses Congress on flooding

Wolf testifies Worland ice jam flood costs could exceed $150,000

 

March 2, 2017



WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), welcomed testimony from Washakie County Commission Chairman Terry Wolf at a committee oversight hearing on “Flood Control Infrastructure: Safety Questions Raised by Current Events.”

Reading from a prepared statement, Wolf outlined recent flooding issues in the Worland area.

He said, “The high yield of agricultural production is dependent upon the Big Horn River that flows south to north out of Wind River Canyon through our basin. Unfortunately,...



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