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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Commission awards contract for sediment removal

Addition of safety mats brings cost to $109,255


September 13, 2017

WORLAND - On Tuesday, the Washakie County Commission awarded a $109,255 contract to McClellan and Macqueen Inc., of Worland, for the removal of a sediment sandbar in the Big Horn River, adjacent to Riverside Park. The firm was the only bidder.

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.

The estimate provided by McClellan and Macque...

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