Latest Tunnel collapses News

Long-term fix to Wyoming, Nebraska tunnel could reach $68M

Oct. 7, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

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....

Water restored to Wyoming, Nebraska irrigation tunnel system

Aug. 29, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Water has been restored to Wyoming and Nebraska farmers after an irrigation tunnel collapse cut off water flow last month. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Goshen Irrigation District turned water on Wednesday after new repairs to the southeast Wyoming tunnel were completed...

Officials expect irrigation water to be restored this week

Aug. 27, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Officials expect water to start flowing again to Wyoming and Nebraska farmers by the end of this week after their irrigation water was cut off last month when a tunnel collapsed. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Goshen Irrigation District announced that crews finished construction on...

USDA: Crop insurance covers irrigation tunnel collapse loss

Aug. 23, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — Farmers in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming left without a way to water crops following the collapse of a massive irrigation tunnel in July will be covered by federal crop insurance. That word came Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which determined that the cause of...