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Expected drought shows need for water projects
Expected drought shows need for water projects
An irrigation district serving the Kittitas Valley may not have water to last the season because of drought and that only emphasizes the need for planned reservoir enhancements, an irrigation district board member says.

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Bill to help in Wood River Valley call
A bill in the Idaho Legislature would help Big Wood River Valley aquifer groundwater irrigators finance an election to organize a groundwater district and prepare to respond to a water delivery call.
First Odessa water service contracts signed
East Columbia Basin Irrigation District manager Craig Simpson says more water could be on the way the week of March 23.
Canal-clearing job requires mind over matter
Canal-clearing job requires mind over matter
It's a job where you want to stay alert. Wenatchee Reclamation District employees scoop rock and mud from a canal hundreds of feet above the valley floor.
What early drought means for the Klamath Basin
The Klamath Basin looks ahead to another dry year, and weighs the best ways to store more water.
California governor proposes $1 billion in drought spending
The legislation includes $128 million to ease dire water shortages in some communities; the financial struggles of unemployed farm workers in the Central Valley; and dry conditions that contribute to wildfires.The remainder comes from bonds already...
Board notices signal another year of irrigation shutoffs
Board notices signal another year of irrigation shutoffs
Ranchers along the Mill, Deer and Antelope creeks in northern California have been notified they could again receive water-shutoff notices at times this year to accommodate migrating fish. Last year they were among the first of about 10,000 water rights...
Farm groups offer tepid praise to Brown’s drought package
Farm groups offer tepid praise to Brown’s drought package
Gov. Jerry Brown and top California lawmakers have proposed a pair of bills accelerating nearly $1 billion in spending for drought relief projects. The proposal was mostly praised by farm groups such as the California Farm Bureau Federation, which used...
California lawmakers to announce drought-relief package
The water in the Sierra Nevada snowpack, California’s largest water source, is far below normal.
California officials set modest plans for vanishing Salton Sea
The lake must compete with other projects for limited state bond money.
Water agency seeks input on Calif. groundwater plan
The California Department of Water Resources is taking public comments through June 1 on its strategic plan for implementing a series of bills giving the state more control over groundwater use.