Water delivery restored at NAPI June 10

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The water delivery system at Navajo Agricultural Products Industry has been repaired and water delivery was restored June 10. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said that the repair was a picture of what the Nation can do when it works together with partners at the state and congressional level. On May 13, 2016, the siphon from the Cutter Dam diversion, which conveys water to the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project, failed. This failure caused the NAPI water system to be shut down. The water pipeline and canal are operated by Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) under the Department of Interior. No cause for the failure has been determined yet. Above: workers repair a siphon that failed May 13 at NAPI causing a water shortage at the farm.

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