Idaho groundwater users will have to pay considerably more to the state to buy a trout farm as part of a mitigation plan than they originally budgeted.
Climate change may have an upside for Western Washington agriculture, according to a University of W
States overestimated how much water the river would deliver in the 1922 compact.
Oregon's water demand will grow 15 percent by 2050, water regulators project.
The Oregon Water Resources Commission approved scenic designations for the Molalla and Chetco rivers, which may restrict water rights and land uses if finalized.
House task force hears lots of ways to raise money for irrigation and other water-releated problems. All involve raising or creating taxes and fees.
The Metropolitan Water District paid $256 million in July to nearly double its Palo Verde holdings to 29,000 acres, or about 30 percent of the valley.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources indicates support for 10-year, $900 million plan to increase water storage in Yakima River Basin.
The California Department of Water Resources has set up a process for resolving discrepancies over the boundaries of groundwater basins that will be affected by new pumping regulations.
The three Pacific Northwest grain commodity commissions will team up to combat misinformation about the value of Snake River dams.
Idaho farmers face an unsure water year in 2016 and weather forecasters are unsure whether a strong El Nino system will help or hurt.
Federal forecasters are still confident that historically strong El Nino conditions will persist throughout the winter, bringing a heavy storm track to the southern United States, but the conditions may recede by next spring.
Aquatic insects have helped researchers in Oregon and Idaho assess water quality in streams running past farm land, which could lead to funding opportunities fo agriculturalr land owners willing to partake in water-quality projects.
The North Texas Municipal Water District wants to construct the reservoir in Fannin County, but still needs the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency.