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Water will flow until October in Treasure Valley
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Water will flow until October in Treasure Valley
Irrigation districts in southwestern Idaho won't cease delivering water to farmers until the first part of October, a month later than last year. They also expect to have a decent amount of carryover water left for the 2015 season.

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