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By Seth Romsa
Staff Writer 

US Army Corps of Engineers visits river two years later

 

August 15, 2019

Seth Romsa

County Commissioner Terry Wolf (back right) discusses what happened in 2017 with the sandbar near Riverside Rotary Park, to give further information to the US Army Corps of Engineers on Monday August 5.

WORLAND – When large blocks of ice floated down the Big Horn River and caused flooding in downtown Worland in February 2017, response to the event was huge from the community.

The efforts to protect homes and the community was a huge part of the recovery effort, and removing more than 34,000 cubic yards of a sand bar from the middle of the river next to Big Horn Avenue Bridge was a major part of preventing a future catastrophe.

Along with the removal of silt and sediment from the sand bar, a plan is being discussed to figure out a way to divert the sediment out of the river to prevent a...



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