While Eastern Oregon farmers are facing one of the tightest ever water years in their area this season, field trials at Oregon State University's Malheur County experiment station are showing that camelina could be a source of income for growers when...
Eastern Idaho's dryland wheat farmers say their yields are below normal, but their quality is outsta
The Colorado River basin supplies water to about 40 million people and 4 million acres of farmland in seven states — California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming — as well as to people and farms in part of Mexico.
The Salmon is a tributary of the Klamath River, and home to one of the last remnants of spring chinook salmon in the Klamath Basin, which return from the ocean in spring and stay in the river until October, when they spawn and die. A tributary of the Klamath River, it has no storage dams.
Farmers in southwestern Idaho have been asked to voluntarily conserve water in an effort to avoid a possible shortage at Lake Lowell near Nampa.
The survey found 51 percent of likely voters back the existing measure and 26 percent are opposed. Support grows to 59 percent for a smaller bond, but questioners did not ask what price tag respondents would accept.
The plans target Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon and Central Valley steelhead.
On-farm technology to turn liquid manure into clean water, while separating out valuable nutrients, is expected to be available commercially by year's end.
California agencies have extended the deadline for agricultural operations to apply for water efficiency grants.
The increase was driven mainly by the heavily populated Southern California coastal communities that increased water use by 8 percent in May and the rural northeastern area of the state where use jumped 5 percent.
The study released by the University of California-Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, used computer modeling, NASA satellite data and estimates provided by state and federal water agencies to examine the impact on California if the next two years...
California Water Board Chairwoman Felicia Marcus said the vote is historic not only because the steps are unprecedented in California but because the board is trying to spread the burden of the drought beyond farmers and agencies that are trying to...
Jay Chamberlin of the Owyhee Irrigation District in Nyssa says he’s been telling farmers who still have some of their allotments that they should use the water wisely.
Extreme heat throughout Idaho to start July has raised concerns from some potato and onion growers.