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Prep work begins to remove river sandbar


August 17, 2017

WORLAND — The Washakie County Commissioners and Worland City Council each approved a memorandum of understanding Tuesday at their respective meetings to split costs for excavation of the Big Horn River sandbar north of the U.S. Highway 20 bridge.

Discussions on removing the sandbar began after the second major flood by ice jams in three years hit Washakie County and Worland in February.

County Planner David Anderson said he has developed specifications to be able to let bids. He said the bid specifications call for removal of 18,700 cubic yards of sediment. “It’s gained some height f...

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