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Huge 2017 snowpack gives Idaho irrigators a boost
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Huge 2017 snowpack gives Idaho irrigators a boost
Many reservoirs in Idaho and Eastern Oregon have significantly more water than normal for this time of year and irrigators who depend on them are looking at a promising water season in 2018.

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Idaho ranchers encouraged to claim stock watering rights on federal land
Idaho ranchers encouraged to claim stock watering rights on federal land
Idaho ranchers attending an Idaho Farm Bureau Federation conference were encouraged to file stock watering claims on federal grazing allotments. A bill passed by the legislature earlier this year provides them a great opportunity to prevail on those...
Idaho Farm Bureau members support protecting water rights
Idaho Farm Bureau members support protecting water rights
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation members debated several issues during their annual meeting this week, including wolves, water rights and wheat discounts.
$6.3 million approved for Oregon water projects
$6.3 million approved for Oregon water projects
Three irrigation piping projects and a hydroelectric facility fish ladder have won $6.3 million from Oregon’s water supply development fund.
Meetings to focus on rule changes for Walla Walla sub-basin groundwater
The Oregon Water Resources Department will host a pair of meetings Monday and Tuesday in Umatilla County to discuss new rules in the Walla Walla sub-basin.
State Department: Columbia River Treaty negotiations begin in early 2018
State Department: Columbia River Treaty negotiations begin in early 2018
The U.S. State Department has announced negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty between the United States and Canada will begin in early 2018.
County issues disaster declaration for town without water
Town officials say a cause has not been determined for why the wells suddenly quit functioning.
Research finds ‘sweet spot’ for plant transpiration
Research finds ‘sweet spot’ for plant transpiration
A new study may help farmers to irrigate more efficiently by looking at the rate of transpiration in plants.
ESPA groundwater users face flow meter deadline
Groundwater districts report they are about half way toward meeting a goal of installing flow meters on wells throughout the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.
California water districts don’t need voter approval on fees
The California Supreme Court says the state's water conservation districts don't need voter approval for fees intended to conserve groundwater
Cargill to pay $70,000, plus legal fees, to Washington environmentalists
Cargill to pay $70,000, plus legal fees, to Washington environmentalists
Cargill to pay $70,000 to settle suit

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