Water agencies must be careful with tiered rates or they may violate Proposition 218, which allows water agencies to only charge for the cost of water service.
Washington state and the federal government are seeking public comments on a plan to raise the maximum level of Cle Elum Reservoir. It is part of a broader Yakima River Basin plan to increase the amount of water for fish, agriculture and cities in drought years.
Low flow in the Wenatchee River caused the first water restrictions in several years, but rain may change that. Growers are more concerned with finding pickers.
FDA released revisions to its proposed produce safety rule Sept. 19 and growers and farm group leade
One of the projects would replace 18 miles of an Amador Water Agency canal, 50 miles southeast of Sacramento, with a pipeline to save water that is now evaporating or seeping into the ground. Another would fund three new wells serving rural communities...
The current Texas drought began in October 2010, and 2011 was the state’s driest ever.
The Idaho Department of Water Resources and three irrigation water providers plan to conduct the state's first extenive winter aquifer recharge effort soon.
A moderate storm with rain and cooler temperatures is expected in California beginning Wednesday, the National Weather Service predicts.
Idaho's state climatologist predicts Eastern Snake Plain irrigators are well positioned to handle the worst-case scenario of climate change.
A wet August should leave reservoirs in Idaho's Upper Snake River system with about average carryover.
Willapa Bay clam growers say the initial spraying of the herbicide imazamox was effective against Japanese eeelgrass. Environmentalists will seek to stop a second spraying.challenge to the spraying.
The project was collaboration between ranch owner Greg Bulkley and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Irrigation districts in southwestern Idaho won't cease delivering water to farmers until the first part of October, a month later than last year. They also expect to have a decent amount of carryover water left for the 2015 season.
Public comment during a Sept. 11 meeting on the proposed Galloway Dam project was decidedly against it, but farmers say it would greatly aid growers and other water users throughout the state.