Klamath Irrigation District to request $10,000,000 loan

flume imageKlamath Falls, Ore. – Members of the Klamath Irrigation District have voted to take on a 10 million dollar loan to replace an elevated canal.

District Board Chair Brent Cheyne tells NBC5 that members voted 269 to 16 in favor of the loan.

The money will be used to replace the aging ‘C’ flume.

The elevated waterway extends nearly a mile, and provides irrigation water to about 22,000 acres on the Klamath Project.

The district will likely request a 10 year, low interest loan from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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