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Several farmers and ranchers in the Modoc Point Irrigation District are finding solutions to improving water quality and water savings by converting to more efficient irrigation practices. The changes from open ditch irrigation to more efficient wheel lines and pivot irrigation can significantly reduce water use, improve water quality with reduced runoff, and at the same time increase the efficiency of water delivered to crop plants. This can reduce pumping needs, which saves energy. By partnering with the irrigation district, landowners leverage funding and expertise to use water more efficiently, leaving more of this scarce resource in Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River for other uses.


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