Washington House committees drill deeper into whether lawmakers should intervene to blunt court ruling that could stop new wells from being drilled for rural homes.
A rainy pattern in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest could continue at least through mid
The team is contacting experts in other states to determine if lowering reservoir levels could help control the spread of the mussels.
Diana Brooks, head of water efficiency at the Department of Water Resources, which oversees farm water use, said the proposal would require agricultural water district managers to keep better track of how their water is being used, and better think through possible steps for saving water.
Wheat growers and members of other ag industries are being encouraged to participate in a public comment process and make their opinions known on the operation of the Columbia-Snake river system.
The Hewlett Foundation has put $50 million into a new fund to remove obsolete dams and improve rivers throughout the West.
The federal government has a stake in this case because a work crew supervised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accidentally triggered the 3-million-gallon spill from the Gold King Mine.
Storms over Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks dumped 19 inches of snow at Lodgepole and 16 inches at Grant Grove.
The Department of Water Resources initial allocation forecast is double that announced a year ago.
The Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Co. has lined a leaky mile-long stretch of its main canal.
The California Water Commission is taking another round of comments on its latest draft regulations for how it will hand out Proposition 1 funding to large storage projects.
Conservationists, farmers, city leaders and water managers are working together to restore flood irrigation to replenish groundwater supplies and benefit wildlife.
Additional testing is needed to confirm whether the larvae were from zebra or quagga mussels, two species of invasive mussel known to aggressively multiply, causing costly damage to aquatic ecosystems and infrastructure.
A team of environmental sociologists from Idaho State University is starting a long-term study of the 2015 water call settlement between Idaho's Surface Water Coalition and junior groundwater users.