Released On: July 22, 2004
Macartney said the water had to be shut off to find the location and cause of the leak and to facilitate repairs. He said once the water is completely shut off, crews will determine what repairs need to be made and how long they will take.
Macartney said water which would normally be flowing through the canal during the shutoff can be held in Sherburne Lake. He said, however, the flow in the Milk River will be reduced by the amount of water which normally flows through the St. Mary Canal.
The canal conveys water from the St. Mary River for 29 miles where it empties into the Milk River. The water is then stored in Fresno and Nelson reservoirs for downstream irrigation and municipal uses in Montana.
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