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Judge throws out lawsuit against river dredging
The judge said in his ruling that the plaintiffs not only were wrong on the merits but lacked standing to bring a lawsuit.

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Idaho private aquifer recharge organization breathes new life
Idaho private aquifer recharge organization breathes new life
A private recharge organization is forming, aiming to provide a service for groundwater users seeking to reduce their consumption to comply with a recent water call settlement with the Surface Water Coalition.
Onion growers happier with final FDA safety rules
Onion growers happier with final FDA safety rules
The FDA's final produce safety rule will cause some headaches for onion growers but it's much better than the agency's initial proposal, Idaho and Oregon onion growers were told Jan. 2 during their annual joint meeting.
Wet late January maintains Idaho snowpack
Wet late January maintains Idaho snowpack
Idaho's snowpack improved in the second half of January.
Sierra water content at 130 percent of average
Sierra water content at 130 percent of average
California snowpack "encouraging," but still has a long way to go.
Deal boosts effort to remove 4 Klamath River dams
State and federal officials are pressing ahead without Congressional approval, despite previously saying its authorization was necessary.
Oregon’s water outlook is good for now, but not a sure thing
Oregon’s water outlook is good for now, but not a sure thing
The snow draping Oregon's mountain ranges is a welcome sign, but it doesn't mean the drought is over.
Rain threatens low-elevation snowpack
Rain threatens low-elevation snowpack
Washington's mountain snowpack is in relatively good shape but rain is saturating it at lower elevations which threatens its duration for early irrigation.
2nd disastrous drought year for endangered California salmon
Just 318,000 juvenile winter-run salmon survived last year, or 3 percent of nearly 10 million eggs, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries agency said Monday. That compares to just 5 percent survival the previous year.
Deschutes River low, causing changes in irrigation schedule
The district wrote on its website that a make-up stock run could be held if the river level rises.
Otter requests more aquifer stabilization funding
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has increased his funding request for aquifer stabilization.

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