Watering the Oregon Desert

HERMISTON, Ore. — With its sandy soils and arid climate, Eastern Oregon’s Umatilla Basin boasts some of the most productive farmland in the world. From potatoes to onions, corn to peas, watermelons to blueberries, the region is an oasis of high-value crop production.

Just add water, and crops flourish here.

Water, however, is hard to come by…

Article Link: Watering the Oregon Desert. OPB radio. January 25, 2013.

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