As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency begins examining the more than 13,000 comments on its proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule, some landowners fear having to obtain costly permits because of rain runoff or other issues.
Californians can expect a wetter-than-normal December throughout the state, according to the National Weather Service. After that, weak El Nino conditions are expected to boost precipitation south of Sacramento.
The FDA's proposed produce safety rule is complex but a lot of groups are gearing up to help farmers
If successful, the deal could put thousands of acres of highly productive farmland into full production near Hermiston and Boardman, Ore., with potential economic benefits in the billions of dollars.
WSDA keeps a low profile as it works on a bill to regulate the application of manure on farm fields.
The directors of the Washington ecology, agriculture, fish and wildlife, and transportation departments suggest the EPA refine its approach to clarifying which waters fall under federal jurisdiction.
San Diego, a city of 1.4 million people that imports 85 percent of its water from the Colorado River and Northern California, has slowly warmed to the idea in its quest to become more independent and protected from drought.
The research being conducted by scientists with NOAA, Washington State University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers a promising solution to stormwater pollution, a major problem for Puget Sound and other streams and lakes in the nation.
A bill that would ratify dam removal and conservation funding along the Klamath River is running out of time for passage in Congress.
Now that California's Proposition 1 has passed, some activists who fought the state's water bond have turned their attention to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tunnels that would bypass the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
California, Nevada team ukp to fight drought.
The Washington Department of Ecology recently presented possible changes to the way it evaluates watersheds for pollution.
If Snake River flows drop below a minimum level at the Murphy streamgage, 2,500 upstream water rights could be subject to curtailment. State water officials will work with those water right holders to develop a plan to try to preclude that from happening.
Authors of the U.S. Drought Monitor encourage growers and others to submit information about how the drought is affecting them so that the weekly maps can be more accurate.