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Crews ready canals in Nampa

Posted at 5:20 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 19:20:09-04

As spring approaches and irrigation districts get ready for water, crews are busy burning weeds and clearing brush from the banks.

Crews start working on repairs as soon as water stops flowing in October and burn brush surrounding the canals.

However, crews must deal with one major issue every year.

The amount of discarded tires found in canals.

“The district spends hundreds of dollars a year to haul off junk tires that people don't want to deal with and throw into the canals.  But we got to deal with them," Water Superintendent Greg Curtis said.

The Nampa/Meridian Irrigation District burns over 250 miles of bushes near canals each season.