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A proposed 17% increase in water transaction fees has raised concerns among agricultural groups in Oregon.

Two Central Oregon irrigation districts were awarded grants Thursday from the state Water Resources Commission for canal-piping projects.

The Tumalo Irrigation District’s project, which involves piping about 4 miles of canals as part of an ongoing system overhaul, was approved for $1.2 million in funding — about 20% of the total cost.

The Lone Pine Irrigation District was awarded $1.6 million for a project aimed at piping 10.5 miles of open canals. The district will dedicate all the conserved water to in-stream flows in the Deschutes River. The funding represents about 17% of the total cost of the project, which will require a river crossing for the pipe and span parts of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties.

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