Recovery Resources: 2019 Canal Break in the Goshen/Gering Fort Laramie Canal
This page is a joint venture of Nebraska Extension and University of Wyoming Extension
Information and articles:
Situation Updates & Meetings:
The Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District and Goshen Irrigation District hosted a second round of meetings on August 12 to update patrons on recovery efforts.
Scottsbluff: 10 a.m., UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff
Torrington: 2 p.m., Eastern Wyoming College Auditorium, Torrington
Nebraska Rural Resource hotline: 800-464-0258
The hotline offers access to many attorneys, financial advisors, professional counselors, mediators, clergy, and others. There are 167 behavioral health professionals working with the Rural Response Hotline. Ask about no-cost vouchers for counseling services.
Family Stress: https://child.unl.edu/family-stress-0
Nebraska Community Action Agencies: https://canhelp.org/get-help/
Disaster Resources (Nebraska Flood): https://child.unl.edu/disaster
CDC Disaster: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/index.asp
Financial Assistance: https://flood.unl.edu/family-financial
Rural Tax Education: https://unl.app.box.com/s/baszl98f3kks5x3fp7p1a2y5hb9y0mp1
Peak Wellness Center: https://www.peakwellnesscenter.org (24-hour Goshen County Crisis Line 307-532-4091)
The Wyoming Behavioral Institute: https://wbihelp.com/ (24-hour hotline 1-800-457-9321)
In Wyoming, a donation account has been established at First State Bank to support the repair efforts in response to the irrigation canal collapse. 100 percent of the donations will be allocated to the Goshen Irrigation District to support their work in repairing the tunnel and the canal damage. Donations can be sent to: First State Bank, PO BOX 1098, Torrington WY 82240. Checks should be made out to:Goshen Irrigation District Donation Account.
In Nebraska, a website has been established by Platte Valley Bank and the Oregon Trail Foundation as a relief fund for farmers impacted by the tunnel collapse. All funds will go towards the effort to restore water and support local affected Ag families. Clicking the donate button will take the donor to the Oregon Trail Community Foundation website to make a secure donation.