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Wallowa County ranch to adopt new water conservation practices
Courtesy photo by Rick McEwan.
Wallowa County ranch to adopt new water conservation practices
Approximately 1 billion gallons of water will be saved through new conservation projects on Wolfe Ranch in Wallowa County.

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NOAA finalizes new plan for Columbia River hatcheries
NOAA finalizes new plan for Columbia River hatcheries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a final plan Tuesday for operating 62 hatchery programs in the Columbia River Basin while protecting threatened and endangered fish.

The plan calls for reducing hatchery production in...

Lawmakers warned: Water fight will lead to lawsuits
Lawmakers warned: Water fight will lead to lawsuits
Washingon Senate committee warned: Responding to state Supreme Court rulngs will get you in hot water
Weather Service warns of flooding as heavy rain and warm weather approaches
Portland will shake off the snow that paralyzed the city, but a different kind of trouble is headed toward the region.
Agencies tout progress on California’s water-efficiency blueprint
Agencies tout progress on California’s water-efficiency blueprint
California officials say they’ve made significant progress in the past year in implementing Gov. Jerry Brown’s Water Action Plan, which he introduced in 2014 to guide water efficiency efforts.
More than 40 percent of California emerges from drought
More than 40 percent of California emerges from drought
This time last year, 97 percent of the state was in drought.
California storms help fill reservoirs but slow ag work
California storms help fill reservoirs but slow ag work
The two “atmospheric river” storms that deluged California this week have boosted snowpack and reservoirs but slowed citrus harvests and caused little reported crop damage.
Environmental groups want work halted on Snake River dams
Kevin Lewis of Idaho Rivers United says suspending the infrastructure work is needed to ensure a level playing field while agencies consider potential removal.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violating clean-water laws, judge says
The hatchery’s permit expired in 1979 and it did not have a new permit.
Groups challenge Eastern Idaho groundwater area designation
The groups are challenging IDWR Director Gary Spackman’s recent order creating the state’s largest groundwater management area.
Idaho irrigators oppose Oregon endangered fish reintroduction effort
Idaho irrigators oppose Oregon endangered fish reintroduction effort
Irrigators in Idaho are fighting an effort by the State of Oregon to reintroduce endangered steelhead trout and chinook salmon to the Snake River above Hells Canyon.

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