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Rain Water Storage Project Installed!

District Resource Conservationist, Mike Crabtree, has just completed work on a rain water storage project with Jim Botten, a local landowner who has cows and sheep on his property.  A 20,000 gallon tank array system was retrofitted to the existing well system.  Stock animals had been watered by using water from the well, which used about 50,000 gallons of water a year.  Now, this system will fulfill stock animal watering needs throughout the summer season and water from the well will only be needed as back up.

Rain water storage tank arrays can be cost shared both by federal cost share programs or grants through the Oregon watershed enhancement board.