Alberta’s border communities fear water shortage after Milk River collapse in U.S.

Alberta’s border communities fear water shortage after Milk River collapse in U.S.

News Type: State, Regional Source: Global News
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Following May’s long weekend, communities just north of the United States border will have to focus on conserving their water use.

“We are very dependent on a system that was built in the 1900s in Montana to get a consistent source of water to the Milk River,” Coutts Mayor Jim Willet said on Friday.

That system ultimately failed on Sunday when the final drop that funnels water from St. Mary’s River in Montana to Milk River in Alberta collapsed.