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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

County, city to discuss flood mitigation today

Sediment may need to be removed from river at county expense


April 18, 2017

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners will meet with Worland Mayor Jim Gill and Washakie County Homeland Security and Emergency Management director Jeff Schweighart on Tuesday to discuss the removal of a sediment bar from the Big Horn River, to help alleviate future flood issues.

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers met with local officials and county commissioners on April 3 to review flood details, and ultimately recommended the city and county could handle the removal of a sediment bar in the Big Horn River, which has been the cause of frequent ice jams and flooding.


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