Farmers, water district officials and others pleaded with a California Assembly committee on Dec. 4 to add more water storage in an updated bond measure set to go before voters next November. The panel is holding meetings around the state to gather input.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says farmers have reduced the amount of runoff going into the Chesapeake Bay through conservation measures.
A farm that raises tilapia and frogs has agreed to a deal with the federal Enviornmental Protectioin Agency over alleged water pollution.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee holds an oversight field hearing Dec. 9 on draft recomme
Oregon's director of agriculture says a pilot project monitoring the water quality of two creeks is showing that farmers are protecting that resource. She hopes to expand the project in the future.
After months of talks, Upper Klamath Basin irrigators and tribal members have reached a water-sharing agreement in principle that includes various restoration projects, stipulated in-stream flows and the permanent retirement of 30,000 acre-feet of water...
Idaho water users are concerned about Canada's desire to utilize water from the upper Snake River reservoir system for basin-wide flood control. The issue will be worked out during negotiations between U.S. and Canadian officials reviewing the Columbia...
A state assemblyman will discuss California water issues at a forum in Redding on Dec. 4.
A developer and his contractor have been fined by the Washington Department of Ecology for excavation in Mission Creek near Cashmere in alleged violation of state regulations.
The public is invited to comment on applications by port districts in Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Wash., to dredge sediment out of their berthing areas. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to issue an environmental impact statement for its...
California faces equal chances of above- or below-normal precipitation this winter, according to the federal Climate Prediction Center. But even a normal season wouldn't be enough to end the state's drought.
The Washington Department of Ecology has fined a Royal City farmer close to $60,000 for alleged illegal irrigation of cropland. Ecology has fined the family $270,000 over the years.
The Public Utilities Commission has approved a settlement restoring a program that gives Idaho Power irrigators a credit to shut off pumps during peak electricity hours.
Members of the Senate and House Western caucuses have sent a letter telling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop trying to regulate non-federal waters as part of a rule redefining "waters of the United States" in the Clean Water Act.