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Court expands Rangen call to whole aquifer
A district judge's recent ruling on an appeal in the Rangen water call case has broadened the call to include an additional 322,000 groundwater-irrigated acres junior to 1962 and could have major ramifications for future water cases.

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Federal government collecting info for Columbia River Treaty
The U.S. entity responsible for recommendations on the Columbia River Treaty between the United States and Canada is collecting information and awaiting further direction from the U.S. Department of State.
Tomato growers peg crop at  record 14 million tons
Tomato growers peg crop at record 14 million tons
California processing tomato growers expect to meet contracts for a record 14-million-ton crop. Good weather during crop development and having more acres planted than originally expected enabled growers to meet the goal.
Adverse weather hampers Calif. olive oil production
Adverse weather hampers Calif. olive oil production
California olive oil producers are hoping to match last year's mark of 3.5 million gallons after adverse weather affected crop development. Production had been increasing dramatically in recent years.
Record rain in Portland triggers sewer overflow
Wednesday’s sewage overflow is the third such event in 2014.
Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
California rice farmers are wrapping up their harvest of a crop that's expected to be 23 percent smaller than last year's. Good yields on many of the acres that were planted will help make up at least a small part of the loss of revenue, as will sales of...
Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water
Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water
Irrigators with southcentral Idaho's A & B Irrigation District plan to build a new pipeline in order to provide supplemental surface water to irrigate about 1,500 acres of farm land where wells are declining.
Rain damage, water shortage hamper pumpkin crop
Rain damage, water shortage hamper pumpkin crop
A few rain-damaged pumpkins in northern areas and water shortages in the San Joaquin Valley put a blemish on what has otherwise been a decent pumpkin crop in California, growers say.
Pipeline part of latest Rangen water mitigation plan
Members of Idaho Ground Water Appropriators have developed a new mitigation plan to satisfy a water call by the Rangen, Inc., trout farm. The irrigators say the state has received the plan favorably.
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
The Methow Valley Irrigation District and Washington Department of Ecology are improving river flows for fish and the district and town of Twisp are more certain of water with a project that ends years of disputes.
Study predicts damage of Idaho water call
Study predicts damage of Idaho water call
University of Idaho researchers have analyzed how a water call by the Rangen, Inc., trout farm in Idaho's Magic Valley would influence the economy if curtailment were implemented.