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Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Assessing Flood Damage

Farmers Asked to Report Major Problems


Flooded cropland near Fairview.

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation conducted an aerial survey earlier this week to assess damage to laterals and pumps caused by the devastating floods. According to project manager James Brower, most of the supplemental drain pumps, which pump the water into laterals, have been submerged and will require extensive repair. The main canal should be fine but the survey will take stock of any washed out points in laterals.

LYIP employees will be working overtime, concentrating on making the repairs to the main delivery system to ensure irrigation water is available when needed, and will not be able to look at individual farmer's requests at this time. However, farmers are asked to report any major problems by calling 406-433-1306. Please include a photo of the damage and an exact location.


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