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By Karla Pomeroy

Two years after flood event, bids let to fix berm


April 11, 2019

COURTESY/Washakie County Conservation District

This photo taken with a drone from Meeteetse Conservation District shows the damage to the Paxton Berm created by flooding in 2017. Bids have been let for a project late this summer to shore up the berm.

WORLAND – A project that started two years ago is now starting to see progress thanks to several partnerships and a federal grant. The Washakie County Conservation District (WCCD) is the lead agency on the Paxton Berm project to repair the berm along the Big Horn River behind Big Horn Co-op and Paxton Automotive.

Two flood events in 2017 created damage to the Paxton Berm on the north side of the Big Horn River on the south side of U.S. Highway 20 - the ice jam flooding in February and then the high river levels due to snowmelt runoff in July when snowpack was 200 to 300 percent above aver...

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