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Washington cattlemen pan statewide water fee
The Senate Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on a bill to assess parcels a fee to fund water projects.

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Ecology to check streams in E. Washington
Washington Department of Ecology staff plan to assess Eastern Washington streams in March. The department holds several workshops this week with growers.
Water panel begins process of considering bond projects
The California Water Commission is beginning the lengthy process of deciding which projects will be funded under the water storage portion of the $7.5 billion water bond passed by the state's voters in November.
Judge stays Idaho water curtailment on 474 junior users
After the Idaho Department of Water Resources mailed curtailment orders to 474 daires, cities and industrial water users in the Magic Valley drawing groundwaterfrom the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, a district judge granted the users a two-week stay.
Washington lawmakers poised to present $3.5 billion water bond
Washington lawmakers poised to present $3.5 billion water bond
Washington voters may be asked to approve a statewide per-parcel fee to irrigate crops, control floods, and prevent stormwater pollution.
Climate debate warms up
Climate debate warms up
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA have concluded 2014 was the warmest year globally since 1880, when the first temperature records were available.
Calif. strawberry acreage to decline slightly in 2015
Calif. strawberry acreage to decline slightly in 2015
Planted acres of strawberries in California are expected to decline again slightly in 2015, as water issues a higher yield-producing new varieties are perhaps contributing to the downward trend.
Wastewater biosolids spill into Washington creek
Water from Swauk Creek eventually flows into the Yakima River.
Some Idaho groundwater pumpers face water curtailment
Idaho Groundwater Appropriators have been building a pipeline to deliver water to Rangen to replace the lost water, but the groundwater pumpers told the state it couldn’t meet a Sunday deadline to complete the pipeline.
New league chairman sees water project urgency
New league chairman sees water project urgency
The new chairman of the Columbia Basin Development League, farmer Orman Johnson, is impacted by declining water levels in the Odessa area aquifer.
Plan targets farmers in 3 states to reduce Lake Erie algae
Farmers will receive payments for taking steps to reduce the pollutants feeding the algae in the lake.