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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Commission to open bids for sediment removal


September 12, 2017

WORLAND — In advance of a county project to remove a sediment bar from the Big Horn River, the Washakie County Commission will open bids today at 10 a.m., before awarding the project.

The estimated 1.3 acres of sand and sediment in question has been the catalyst for ice jams and flooding along the river as it runs through Worland, growing steadily over the last three years. An initial survey of the mass estimated over 18,700 cubic yards of material had built up, at a depth of five feet.

Previously, the commission contacted the Wyoming Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), to request that canal vol...

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