The Senate Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on a bill to assess parcels a fee to fund water projects.
A new documentary, 10 years in the making, chronicles the evolution of high-lift pumping to irrigate
Experts from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Oregon will be part of the discussion.
The Delta provides 25 million people with drinking water and irrigates millions of acres of farmland.
Washington Department of Ecology staff plan to assess Eastern Washington streams in March. The department holds several workshops this week with growers.
The California Water Commission is beginning the lengthy process of deciding which projects will be funded under the water storage portion of the $7.5 billion water bond passed by the state's voters in November.
After the Idaho Department of Water Resources mailed curtailment orders to 474 daires, cities and industrial water users in the Magic Valley drawing groundwaterfrom the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, a district judge granted the users a two-week stay.
Washington voters may be asked to approve a statewide per-parcel fee to irrigate crops, control floods, and prevent stormwater pollution.
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA have concluded 2014 was the warmest year globally since 1880, when the first temperature records were available.
Planted acres of strawberries in California are expected to decline again slightly in 2015, as water issues a higher yield-producing new varieties are perhaps contributing to the downward trend.
Water from Swauk Creek eventually flows into the Yakima River.
Idaho Groundwater Appropriators have been building a pipeline to deliver water to Rangen to replace the lost water, but the groundwater pumpers told the state it couldn’t meet a Sunday deadline to complete the pipeline.
The new chairman of the Columbia Basin Development League, farmer Orman Johnson, is impacted by declining water levels in the Odessa area aquifer.
Farmers will receive payments for taking steps to reduce the pollutants feeding the algae in the lake.