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WDFW seeks to save farmer support for fish projects
John Wolden/Skagit Dike District 22
WDFW seeks to save farmer support for fish projects
Washington Fish and Wildlife trying to fix botched salmon project that threatens farmland

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California voters consider $9 billion for water projects
California voters consider $9 billion for water projects
Voters will decide whether California borrows nearly $9 billion for water infrastructure projects in the state where its scarcity often pits city dwellers, farmers, anglers and environmentalists against one another
Irrigation district construction season hits stride
Irrigation district construction season hits stride
New land uses require districts to adjust how they make repairs and improvements to systems.
Water contamination prompts warning to North Bend residents
Residents of 82 homes in North Bend were warned not drink their water after the utility discovered evidence of coliform bacteria
Malheur Siphon repairs under way
Malheur Siphon repairs under way
The siphon, a landmark in the valley, delivers up to 325 cubic feet per second of irrigation water from the Malheur Reservoir to farmers on the northern part of the Owyhee Irrigation District.
Leaders weigh costs of Columbia Basin water project
Leaders weigh costs of Columbia Basin water project
The cost of bringing Columbia River water to the Odessa subarea is one of the stumbling blocks for progress, leaders said during the Columbia Basin Development League meeting in Moses Lake, Wash.
NRCS snowpack maps will hang around through winter
NRCS snowpack maps will hang around through winter
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will continue to generate daily snowpack maps across the West for at least one more winter while staff troubleshoots technical concerns from a planned software update.
OWEB awards grants for sage grouse conservation
OWEB awards grants for sage grouse conservation
The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board awarded nearly $420,000 over four grants to protect sage grouse habitat in Eastern Oregon.
Washington County, Idaho, designated primary natural disaster area due to drought
FSA emergency loans can be used to fund various recovery efforts
Federal stream gauge information knocked out in 43 states
Officials say that about 10 percent of a national network of 8,300 stream gauges affecting 43 states isn't reporting information and workers are giving highest priority to fixing gauges where expected rainfall could cause flooding
Yakima reservoirs lower than normal
Yakima reservoirs lower than normal
Mountain water reservoirs serving the Yakima Basin are near their annual low and at 88.6 percent of normal caused by 46 percent of normal precipitation for the first 24 days of October. It maybe cause for concern for next year’s summer irrigation...

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