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Completion of construction work at the Afterbay River Launch boat parking lot site on the Bighorn River is expected this week.

A contractor will install small concrete blocks along the side of the existing concrete boat ramp to help control erosion. The area is about 9 feet wide and 68 feet long. When the work is completed, vehicles and boat trailers will be able to drive on the blocks and use the existing boat ramp.

Both the ramp and parking lot will remain open for public use and boat launching during construction.

This work could not be done during the summer when river flows were close to 15,000 cfs, but flows are close to a normal rate of 3,000 cfs, and the work site is now accessible. For more information, phone the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area at 406-666-3300.

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