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Ranchers in the Salmon Model Watershed are converting flood irrigation systems to sprinkler irrigation systems in efforts to restore the Lemhi River to its former status as prime salmon habitat. A wheel line sprinkler system like this one gives farmers better control over irrigation water and helps conserve water, which also enhances in-stream flows to assure fish passage. 2001. Photo by Joel McNee, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.



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