LONG-TERM FIX TO NEBRASKA-WYOMING IRRIGATION TUNNEL COULD REACH $68 MILLION

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The cost of long-term repairs to a failed irrigation tunnel serving farmers in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska could reach $68 million.

Goshen Irrigation District officials say they will seek more Wyoming state funding assistance once they've decided on a long-term solution. Meanwhile, the irrigation tunnel collapse in July raises doubts about two other aging tunnels in the system. The failure of the century-old tunnel in July imperiled corn, sugar beets and other crops in a 150-square-mile area.

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