Uneven ground, wetlands and low areas will require significant amounts of fill, according to engineering estimates for the reload project. (Enterprise file photo)
NYSSA – The farmland, Malheur County officials said, was ideal as the place to plant the Treasure Valley Reload Center.
There was access to the Union Pacific Railroad line.
There was a fairly straight shot to state highways for trucking in onions.
And the 280-acre parcel north of Nyssa held the promise of future industrial jobs.
Now, county officials and their contractors are confronting one massive impediment – old irrigation canals and wetlands that lace the land.
They are as much as 6 feet lower than the existing railbed, according to engineering plans.
For Treasure Valley Reload Center to be a reality, they will have to be . . .