12. TRIBES, IRRIGATORS NEGOTIATE UMATILLA PROJECT

An agreement being negotiated between the Confederated Tribes of the
Umatilla Indian
Reservation, Westland Irrigation District near Hermiston and the Bureau
of Reclamation could lead to federal legislation for a third and final
phase of the Umatilla Basin Project in Northeastern Oregon.
The first and second phases of the federal water-exchange project, which
cost $56 million over nine years, delivers Columbia River water to three
irrigation districts, which, in exchange, leave water …

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