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Hood River basin’s water reservations renewed
Hood River basin’s water reservations renewed
Water reservations in Oregon's Hood River basin, which allow for new water rights development, have been renewed for 20 years.

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Groups plan lawsuit following Columbia Basin salmon die-off
Groups plan lawsuit following Columbia Basin salmon die-off
The groups on Monday sent a 60-day notice of their intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what the groups say are violations of the Clean Water Act.
Tribes concerned about farm impacts on water
Tribes concerned about farm impacts on water
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Eastern Idaho are planning measures to improve water quality, some of which could affect farmers who lease their land.
Massachusetts crops wilting, businesses suffer from prolonged drought
Massachusetts is currently experiencing a sustained drought, with conditions in parts of Middlesex County designated as “extreme,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
PNW reps urge action on Columbia River Treaty
PNW reps urge action on Columbia River Treaty
Pacific Northwest lawmakers again urge the State Department to get moving on negotiating a new Columbia River Treaty with Canada.
New questions over California water project
Supporters say the tunnels would benefit the environment and offer Californians a more secure water supply. Opponents say they fear the state will use the tunnels to divert too much water from the Sacramento River and San Francisco Bay.
Once strong Snake Plain water outlook deteriorating
Once strong Snake Plain water outlook deteriorating
Water managers are growing concerned after starting the irrigation season with a strong water outlook for Idaho's Eastern Snake Plain.
Parties keep up pressure as Klamath dam removal proceeds
Parties keep up pressure as Klamath dam removal proceeds
Legal actions by two tribes over flows in the Klamath River lend a sense of urgency to plans to remove four dams from the river, even as political opposition to their removal remains vocal.
Owyhee Reservoir could have carryover of160,000 acre-feet
Owyhee Reservoir could have carryover of160,000 acre-feet
There could be 100,000 to 150,000 acre-feet of storage water left in the Owyhee Reservoir when this season ends, which would give growers a buffer heading into next season that they haven't enjoyed in awhile.
Washington water supply better than expected
Washington water supply better than expected
Despite a few heat spikes, moderate temperatures have keep Washington’s water supply in good shape. Some individual water rights are curtailed but irrigation districts are doing well.
Restrictions mulled for ESPA tributary wells
Restrictions mulled for ESPA tributary wells
The Idaho Department of Water Resources is considering the establishment of a groundwater management area, which could force additional irrigators in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer or its tributaries to take actions to stabilize the groundwater.

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