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New state law boosts Idaho recharge totals
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New state law boosts Idaho recharge totals
Idaho water users say a new state law helped them recharge more water in the aquifer during a big water year.

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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs
Both Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt portray the environmental agency as a job-killing federal bureaucracy.
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The shutdown will let construction crews tackle the bulk of a $275 million project.
California growers, researchers preparing for next drought
California growers, researchers preparing for next drought
California growers, researchers prepare for dry spells to come; drip irrigation goes underground.
Commercial rock crab fishery closed in Northern California
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Idaho Supreme Court to decide Treasure Valley flood control issue
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What’s Upstream followed EPA’s counsel on lobbying
What’s Upstream followed EPA’s counsel on lobbying
What's Upstream deliberately didn't advocate for specific legislation, in keeping with legal counsel from EPA
Ex-governor’s ambitions paved way to dam crisis, records say
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Idaho water managers cope with too much
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Rivers throughout Idaho are well above their usual peak flows, with well above average snowpacks still remaining in the mountains.

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