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Malheur (məlŏrˈ) [key], river, c.165 mi (270 km) long, rising in several branches in the Strawberry Mts., E Oregon. The united stream flows generally NE to the Snake River at Ontario. There are flood-control projects on the river, and the Vale project uses the Malheur for irrigation.

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