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Photo Gallery: Owyhee Field Day teaches students about water use

Nyssa Elementary students try out their paddle skills as they float a raft on the Owyhee River. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

OWYHEE DAM – Hundreds of students from Malheur County and western Idaho gathered Wednesday at the park below the Owyhee Dam for the 17th annual Owyhee Field Day.

Fifth-graders from 10 different schools learned about their watershed and its role in agriculture, natural resources, energy and the outdoors during the event organized by the Owyhee Watershed Council on Wednesday. Another group of fifth-graders, mainly from Ontario schools, will head down . . .