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April storms boost water supplies in some areas of Malheur County

The big pipe known as a siphon stretches into the Malheur County farmland, carrying its precious cargo of water. A recent string of storms helped some sections of the county in terms of water supplies but other other areas did not receive much moisture. (Malheur Enterprise/FILE)

NYSSA – The Owyhee Irrigation District received a big shot in the arm earlier this month after a series of storms moved through the area.

Water availability is the single decisive factor in local agriculture production, including the $80 million onion industry. According . . .