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Mitigation study for ice jam flooding approved

 

October 27, 2018



WORLAND — Washakie County’s ice jam flood mitigation proposal is one of 10 pilot projects selected in the northern region for study.

Washakie County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart said the funding for the project was approved through the Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, recently signed by President Donald Trump.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected two sites on the Missouri River watershed system — Miles City, Montana, and Worland, Wyoming. Schweighart said too often, due to population requirements, projects that are selected are in the...



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