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Low river means uphill battle for Tarpiscan orchardist

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TARPISCAN — Getting Barry Marker’s irrigation pipe back into the Columbia River and again pumping water to his home and orchard was definitely an uphill battle Thursday.

The 26-foot drawdown of the Columbia to take pressure off the cracked spillway at Wanapum Dam left Marker’s normally submerged pipe high and dry.

Pipe sections had to be lowered down a steep-and-rocky 50-foot cliff. A 300-pound pump was transported down the shoreline in a rugged ATV pickup that picked its way over…

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