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Appeals court: Washington must fix salmon-blocking culverts
The ruling was the second major court decision in as many months concerning salmon habitat in the Northwest.

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High court’s Rangen decision leaves uncertainty
A decision by the Idaho Supreme Court changes has raised questions about how senior water right holders will be treated in future water calls.
Sustainability policy won’t threaten existing water rights, board member says
Sustainability policy won’t threaten existing water rights, board member says
The policy focuses on active stewarship to ensure current uses and provide for future needs.
Bill would remove population targets for predator fish in Delta
Bill would remove population targets for predator fish in Delta
A bill by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., seeks to remove fish population requirements for striped bass in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The bass are a non-native predator fish that are known to feed on endangered native salmon and smelt.
More overhead irrigation expected in California
More overhead irrigation expected in California
University of California researchers believe there could be an upsurge in field crop producers' use of overhead irrigation systems, which are becoming nearly as efficient as drip systems and are cheaper to operate and maintain.
SW Idaho water outlook bright even as river flows decrease
SW Idaho water outlook bright even as river flows decrease
The 2016 water outlook for irrigators in Southwestern Idaho is still good, although some water supply managers are a little concerned about a recent drop in river levels.
New Mexico again criticizes EPA over handling of mine spill
New Mexico officials said Tuesday the EPA misrepresented test samples taken after the spill to make water quality look better than it was.
Environmental concerns dominate water policy hearing
Environmental concerns dominate water policy hearing
Environmental interests dominated the first of seven public hearings to be held on a draft sustainability policy that will be added to Idaho's state water plan.
Smithsonian water exhibit traveling through Idaho
Smithsonian water exhibit traveling through Idaho
A Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit highlighting the importance of water to the state has opened at the Idaho Falls Public Library and will move to six Idaho cities before leaving the state next spring.
Groups petition state to address predatory fish in Delta
Groups petition state to address predatory fish in Delta
The California Farm Bureau Federation and Western Growers have joined water agencies and conservation groups in petitioning the state Fish and Game Commission to ease fishing controls on non-native bass that are feeding on endangered salmon and Delta...
Water board to refine enforcement procedures after ruling
Water board to refine enforcement procedures after ruling
California water regulators will re-examine how they determine water rights violations after the State Water Resources Control Board dismissed a proposed $1.5 million fine against the Byron Bethany Irrigation District because of a lack of evidence.

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