Malheur Basin and its tributaries record lowest water quality ratings in the state

Malheur County farmer Jerry Erstrom lauds such measures as sedimentation ponds along with furrow and sprinkler irrigation as good methods to cut down on soil erosion and help improve water quality. (The Enterprise/Max Egener).

WILLOWCREEK — The Malheur River basin has supported livestock grazing and irrigated agriculture since the 1930s. But runoff has taken a toll on waterways, leaving them half as clean as the average river in . . .

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