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High court grills Washington lawyers on tribal treaty rights
High court grills Washington lawyers on tribal treaty rights
Supreme Court tries to pin down what consittutes "substantial degradation" of fish runs

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Judge: Oregon farmer liable for Clean Water Act violation
Judge: Oregon farmer liable for Clean Water Act violation
A judge has found that Oregon farmer Bill Case should be held liable for violating the Clean Water Act without a jury trial.
Threatened ground squirrel may impact dam project
Threatened ground squirrel may impact dam project
Idaho Water Resource Board approves $30,000 study of mitigation options for dam reservoir expansion.
Piping to save water in Tumalo Irrigation District
Piping to save water in Tumalo Irrigation District
The NRCS has released its draft environmental report for the Tumalo Irrigation District — Irrigation Modernization Project, which seeks to convert nearly 70 miles of open ditch to closed pipe.
Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon
Critics also blame the giant dams for killing wild salmon, an iconic species in the Northwest.
Conservation district to Hangman Creek farmers: Tell your story
Conservation district to Hangman Creek farmers: Tell your story
Spokane Conservation District staffers met with farmers in the watershed to offer help and advice on addressing water quality.
Idaho water outlook looks good for irrigation season
Idaho water outlook looks good for irrigation season
Even the Owyhee River Basin, containing just below one-third its average snowpack, should generate adequate supply for water users, thanks to ample amounts carried over in storage in Owyhee Reservoir from past years.
Oregon governor declares drought in Grant County
Grant County becomes the second county in Oregon to officially declare drought.
Priest Rapids Dam leak blamed on adhesion loss
Priest Rapids Dam leak blamed on adhesion loss
A loss of adhesion between two layers of concrete is responsible for a leak in Priest Rapids Dam south of the town of Desert Aire, Wash., public utility officials say.
Washington: If our culverts break treaties, what about federal dams?
Washington: If our culverts break treaties, what about federal dams?
Washington stresses risks to dams in court brief
Twin tunnels considered again for California water project
State water districts have previously balked at the $16 billion total cost of the two tunnels.

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