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    Emergency Canal & Tunnel News

    TORRINGTON, Wyo. (RELEASE) August 7, 2019--The Goshen Irrigation District, along with the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District releases its weekly update for the emergency tunnel collapse and canal repair project to keep landowners and public aware of its ongoing repair efforts which began on July 27, 2019. The project is progressing and moving ahead as expected with still many unknowns of the inner tunnel damage and its stability. 


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    Fatal Crash South of Wheatland

    WHEATLAND, Wyo. (RELEASE) August 5, 2019--On July 30, 2019, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 73 on Interstate 25 south of Wheatland, Wyoming.  Around 7:49 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a one-vehicle rollover.
    A 2003 Buick Century was traveling northbound on Interstate 25 when the vehicle drifted into the median and in between the north and south bridge decks of Interstate 25 at the Highway 34 interchange.  The Buick overturned and came to a rest on Highway 34.      


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    Crop Insurance Coverage

    GOSHEN COUNTY, Wyo. (RELEASE) August 1, 2019--

    By Jessica Groskopf, Regional Agricultural Economist & Cory Walters, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    As repairs continue on the tunnel that collapsed on the Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie Canal, unanswered questions remain about whether crop insurance will cover crop losses stemming from the loss of irrigation water.

    Crop Insurance provides protection against “unavoidable, naturally occurring events.”  Due to the complexity of the Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie situation, it is unknown if crop insurance will cover crop loss.


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    Meeting for Landowners and Public

    TORRINGTON, Wyo. July 24, 2019--Hundreds of people filled the Eastern Wyoming College auditorium for a public meeting that was held at 2 pm on Wednesday, concerning the collapse of the Ft. Laramie tunnel and canal. Even though the auditorium was filled with mixed emotions including fear and sadness, people had positive demeanors. Everyone remains optimistic.  A man led a prayer for farmers, families, workers, and representatives.  

    A company out of Houston has been hired and is in the process of building pipe for the replacement of the collapsed tunnel. GID Commissioners Secretary/Treasurer, Shawn Booth, explained that once the pipe is completed, they will haul it to Goshen County to begin the installation.  Members of the GID Board are trying to be optimistic in hoping that there is a time table of the end of August for irrigators to see a water supply again.


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