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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Sediment removal ahead of schedule

Project hopes to mitigate future flooding


September 26, 2017

Karla Pomeroy

McClellan and Macqueen employees work to remove debris, including large branches from the sandbar as work continues Monday to remove the Big Horn River sandbar north of the U.S. 20 bridge.

WORLAND - Reports from the City of Worland and Washakie County indicate that the removal of a sediment bar in the Big Horn River is going well, and an estimated 5,000 cubic yards of material have been removed during the first week of the project.

"It's going quite a bit better than expected," said Worland Superintendent of Public Works Brian Burky, noting that two trucks from the city and two county trucks have been hauling the removed material.

At current estimates, based on the original estimation of 18,700 cubic yards total, the project should take four weeks.

"Besides the wet weather an...

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