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California officials charged with misspending public funds
Former officials at the Panoche Water District in central California misused more than $100,000 in public funds.

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Northwest Coastal Wetlands Won’t Survive High Sea Level Rise
In higher scenarios of sea level rise that range anywhere from 2 to 6 feet, big changes are in store.
Idaho aquifer recharge headed for another big year
Idaho aquifer recharge headed for another big year
This year’s recharge efforts are expected to put 370,000 acre-feet into the aquifer, surpassing last year’s record of 317,000 acre-feet.
EPA aims to avoid jury in Clean Water Act lawsuit
EPA aims to avoid jury in Clean Water Act lawsuit
Farmer Bill Case of Linn County, Ore., says the Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of State Lands told him the work was OK.
Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights
Plan is part of an effort to make water conservation a way of life, with climate change expected to lead to longer, more severe droughts.
US Supreme Court: Wyoming must pay Montana in water dispute
Montana has spent more than $5 million on the case since it sued Wyoming in 2007 over allegations it had been shorted on water.
Meter deadline approaches for Idaho groundwater pumpers
Meter deadline approaches for Idaho groundwater pumpers
Groundwater pumpers have until April 1 to have an approved flow meter installed on their wells. Dairies were required to comply by Jan. 1. Those qualifying for a variance must have an approved variance on record.
California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
U.S. drought monitors last week declared that nearly half the state, all of it in Southern California, is now back in drought.
Idaho bill clarifies who owns stock watering rights on federal land
Idaho bill clarifies who owns stock watering rights on federal land
A bill that would further codify in state law a landmark Idaho Supreme Court decision on who owns stock watering rights on federally administered land has been sent to the House floor with a “do-pass” recommendation.
US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels
The goal of the prize competition is eradicate mussels in large water bodies. The deadline for ideas is Feb. 28.
Low snow shuts down Eastern Sierra winter recreation zone
The sorry state of the snowpack in the Sierra has forced a ban on snowmobiling until further notice at a popular recreation area near the California-Nevada line

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