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August 13, 2019

Workers try to fix collapsed Wyoming dam irrigation tunnel

Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — More than 100,000 acres of farmland in Nebraska and Wyoming remain dry after an irrigation tunnel collapsed last month, and it's not clear when the tunnel will resume handling water.

Officials have been working to repair the tunnel that's 100 feet below ground since it collapsed July 17, but they still are not sure how extensive the damage is. Rick Preston with the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District said Monday that workers were still removing dirt and shoring up the tunnel.

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