Wear and tear threaten critical Malheur County siphon

Owyhee Irrigation officials are looking to make repairs to sections of the Malheur Siphon during the next year because wear and tear has taken a toll on the structure.(The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

NYSSA – Almost from the beginning there were signs one of the region’s most iconic symbols was in trouble and now the Malheur Siphon needs up to $2 million in repairs.

Time and soil elements induced damage to specific sections of the 4.3-mile . . .