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Alfalfa Farmers Sue Water District For Crop Losses From Irrigation Miscalculations

Mealey's (October 11, 2016, 11:38 AM EDT) -- VALE, Ore. — Alfalfa farmers in Oregon on Sept. 30 sued their irrigation district in state court for miscalculating its water deliveries, resulting in $200,000 worth of crop losses (Delos Lee, et al. v. Owyhee Irrigation District, No. 16-32005, Ore. Cir., Malheur Co.).

(Complaint available.  Document #95-161013-016C.)

In a complaint filed in the Malheur County Circuit Court, Delos and Barbara Lee say they have an enforceable water contract with the Owyhee Irrigation District (OID) for the irrigation of 95 acres of land with 3 acre-feet of...
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