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Smith Statement on Irrigation Tunnel Collapse

July 26, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement regarding the collapse of an irrigation tunnel in Goshen County, Wyoming. 


“Ag producers rely on water from this canal in order to grow their crops. Senator Fischer, Senator Sasse, and I are coordinating with the state and local officials in Wyoming and Nebraska to bring together the necessary expertise to help resolve this situation as quickly as possible,” said Rep. Smith. “Efforts are underway to provide critical water to the fields and avoid any further damage.  I thank both Governor Ricketts and Governor Gordon for their disaster declarations and their quick response to this crisis.”