An irrigation district serving the Kittitas Valley may not have water to last the season because of drought and that only emphasizes the need for planned reservoir enhancements, an irrigation district board member says.
Washington Department of Ecology's proposed drought budget calls for withholding $4 million until co
The $1 billion plan is labeled emergency legislation, but much of the funding has been available to the state for years and it could take years to make a difference in the water supply.
Bills that would allow irrigators in the Klamath Basin to lease or transfer water rights have drawn suspicion from opponents of broader legal settlements that require dam removal.
A bill in the Idaho Legislature would help Big Wood River Valley aquifer groundwater irrigators finance an election to organize a groundwater district and prepare to respond to a water delivery call.
East Columbia Basin Irrigation District manager Craig Simpson says more water could be on the way the week of March 23.
It's a job where you want to stay alert. Wenatchee Reclamation District employees scoop rock and mud from a canal hundreds of feet above the valley floor.
The Klamath Basin looks ahead to another dry year, and weighs the best ways to store more water.
The legislation includes $128 million to ease dire water shortages in some communities; the financial struggles of unemployed farm workers in the Central Valley; and dry conditions that contribute to wildfires.The remainder comes from bonds already...
Ranchers along the Mill, Deer and Antelope creeks in northern California have been notified they could again receive water-shutoff notices at times this year to accommodate migrating fish. Last year they were among the first of about 10,000 water rights...
Gov. Jerry Brown and top California lawmakers have proposed a pair of bills accelerating nearly $1 billion in spending for drought relief projects. The proposal was mostly praised by farm groups such as the California Farm Bureau Federation, which used...
The water in the Sierra Nevada snowpack, California’s largest water source, is far below normal.
The lake must compete with other projects for limited state bond money.
The California Department of Water Resources is taking public comments through June 1 on its strategic plan for implementing a series of bills giving the state more control over groundwater use.