TORRINGTON — Both the Goshen Irrigation District and the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District held public meetings on Monday, Aug. 12 to discuss the status of an irrigation tunnel that collapsed on July 17, and leaders of both districts were very clear about one thing: there is no timetable for the water to return to the canal.

The collapsed dumped thousands of cubic feet of dirt into the tunnel, which caused water to back-up and the canal to breach. While the breach repairs have been finished and the canal itself can hold water, it’s still impossible to say how long it will take to fix the tunnel.

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