$28,000 in federal funds going to modernize Arnold Irrigation District

Central Oregon is receiving $28,668 to improve
water efficiency.

Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced the
money from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will go to the Arnold Irrigation

The funding is for the River Diversion Gate Automation
and Flow Measurement project to modernize the Deschutes River main headgate and
allow the district to better manage and measure a highly fluctuating river flow
that requires daily adjustments, the senators said in a statement.

The money is part of nearly $200,000 coming to the state for
water projects in Bend, Morrow County, and Klamath County.