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By Bill Carroll
The Growers Guide 

New pump station delivers water to farms

Irrigation water project expands to 10,500 acres


Bill Carroll | The Grower's Guide

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, stands near a new pump station that will help irrigate farmland.

WARDEN - A new pump station provides irrigation water to nearly 10,500 acres of farmland in Eastern Washington.

The EL 47.5 station was dedicated on May 27, seven miles northeast of Warden. About 50 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, was among several state lawmakers who helped secure funding for the $20.8 million project.

Dye represents the 9th Legislative district, which includes Adams, Asotin, Franklin, Garfield, Whitman, and part of Spokane counties.

She pushed for $5 million to come from the state capital budget. The balance will come from the sale...

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