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East Low Canal irrigation water delayed

OTHELLO — Irrigation water from the East Low Canal is being delayed to allow the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District to work on an upper canal.

The Main Canal near Billy Clapp Lake is undergoing a leak assessment and potential repair work, officials said. That means irrigation water to smaller canals and laterals off the East Low Canal won’t be available until the work is complete.

Deliveries via the West Canal near Quincy are also being delayed by the work.

The delay stems from a potential leak detected by the federal Bureau of Reclamation, which noticed higher-than-normal flow rates in t...


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