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Senate report says WOTUS expanding federal control
A Senate committee report this weeks details EPA and Corps actions that are eviscerating agricultural exemptions in the Clean Water Act despite the agencies' previous assurances that wouldn't happen under the WOTUS rule.

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Google plan to pump water from aquifer draws opposition
Google has applied to draw 1.5 million gallons of water a day from the aquifer to cool its servers.
Oregon lawmakers discuss groundwater problems
Oregon lawmakers discuss groundwater problems
Groundwater proposals are likely to be debated during the 2017 legislative session.
Water Board approves six ESPA recharge studies
Water Board approves six ESPA recharge studies
The Idaho Department of Water Resources has approved six projects, including five in the Snake River Plain's upper valley, to study potential new sites for conducting managed aquifer recharge.
Federal officials to tour proposed Lake Powell pipeline route
The 139-mile pipeline would pull Colorado River water from the lake into southwestern Utah.
Idaho bolsters aquifer monitoring efforts
Idaho bolsters aquifer monitoring efforts
The Idaho Department of Water Resources is taking steps to improve its ability to assess groundwater levels in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, including in surrounding tributary basins.
Western Innovator: Rancher seeks solutions to region’s water worries
Western Innovator: Rancher seeks solutions to region’s water worries
Jim Morris' ranch in Etna, Calif., has been in his wife's family since the 1850s, and has for decades been involved in research projects that prmote sustainable farming.
Nevada water official plans 2017 hearings on pipeline
Groups in Nevada and Utah and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which operates a sprawling ranch in Nevada’s White Pine County, say pumping up to 84,000 acre-feet of water a year would ruin fragile ecosystems on both sides of the...
California water tunnels would need federal funding, analyst says
The findings run counter to longstanding state pledges that the districts that would get water from the tunnels would pay the full cost.
Idaho water users concerned over water right application
Idaho water users concerned over water right application
Some Idaho water users are concerned about an application for a water right to irrigate new agricultural ground on the Eastern Snake Plain.
East Idaho canal shuts water off early
East Idaho canal shuts water off early
Water is running short throughout Idaho's Eastern Snake Plain, forcing one large canal company to shut off deliveries about three weeks earlier than expected.

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