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Drought leaves no water to combat salmon-killing Klamath parasite
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says after four years of drought, it has no water to spare for chinook salmon.

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California farmers propose voluntary water cuts
California farmers propose voluntary water cuts
Under the deal expected to be presented to state officials Wednesday, farmers would either take less river water for irrigation or leave a quarter of their crops unplanted.
Early May rains help Idaho water outlook
Early May rains help Idaho water outlook
A wet start to May has brought badly needed moisture to Southern Idaho irrigators.
Roza District keeps looking for water; forecast drops
Summer water supply in Washington's Yakima Basin is now forecast at 44 percent of normal because of drought. A major irrigation district continues its quest for water to lease.
Proposal to eliminate ESPA boundary won’t return in 2016
The 2015 Idaho Legislature rejected a proposed rule that could have subjected a significant amount of additional farmland to curtailment orders during future water calls. The rule will not be re-proposed, said the Idaho Department of Water Resources...
Western landowners can apply for drought mitigation funding
Producers in eight states can apply for emergency funding of projects that will mitigate drought conditions.
DEQ specialist aids southeast Idaho producers with water projects
DEQ specialist aids southeast Idaho producers with water projects
In his new position with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality's Pocatello office, Steve Smith helps growers access Clean Water Act funds to improve their operations and water quality.
Orange County district moves toward buying desalinated water
The price of the desalinated water would be pegged to the price of imported water, plus a premium.
Washington drought will cost ag $1.2B in lost income
Washington drought will cost ag $1.2B in lost income
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a statewide drought.
Expert offers Idaho well irrigators tips to meet water cut
Expert offers Idaho well irrigators tips to meet water cut
University of Idaho Extension irrigation specialist Howard Neibling sees several good options for Idaho well users who will be asked to reduce their water consumption by roughly 13 percent soon to help stabilize the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.
Round 2 of cold, windy storm sweeps into Southern California
The cold storm from the Gulf of Alaska brought bands of brief, heavy downpours Thursday to Los Angeles County and points east and south.