Larry Roofner, operations manager for the Central Oregon Irrigation District, talks about how animals burrowing into canals can cause breaching risks while touring the Pilot Butte Canal in Redmond on Monday.
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Large holes from animals burrowing into canals can cause breaching risk if not combated by Central Oregon Irrigation District employees. (Ryan Brennecke/Bulletin photo)
Rock chucks are among the culprits blamed for holes dotting the landscape near irrigation canals in Central Oregon.
(Bulletin file photo)
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