Merkley visits Three Sisters Irrigation District to celebrate completion of 25-year water efficiency project

Senator Jeff Merkley paid a visit Friday to the Three
Sisters Irrigation District as it was celebrating the completion of a 25-year
effort to upgrade its water delivery system, which supplies water to a 129
farms. It included piping 64 miles of canals, installing a Farmers Screen
(horizontal fish screen) and implementing fish-friendly hydro-power. Merkley
also toured the new 300-kilowatt McKenzie Hydropower Facility, the district’s
third hydropower plant.