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Judge stays Idaho water curtailment on 474 junior users
After the Idaho Department of Water Resources mailed curtailment orders to 474 daires, cities and industrial water users in the Magic Valley drawing groundwaterfrom the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, a district judge granted the users a two-week stay.

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Wastewater biosolids spill into Washington creek
Water from Swauk Creek eventually flows into the Yakima River.
Some Idaho groundwater pumpers face water curtailment
Idaho Groundwater Appropriators have been building a pipeline to deliver water to Rangen to replace the lost water, but the groundwater pumpers told the state it couldn’t meet a Sunday deadline to complete the pipeline.
New league chairman sees water project urgency
New league chairman sees water project urgency
The new chairman of the Columbia Basin Development League, farmer Orman Johnson, is impacted by declining water levels in the Odessa area aquifer.
Plan targets farmers in 3 states to reduce Lake Erie algae
Farmers will receive payments for taking steps to reduce the pollutants feeding the algae in the lake.
Deal on Oregon water fund struck
An agreement has been struck on the key functions of Oregon's water supply development fund.
Calif. ranchers grapple with proposed grazing regs
Calif. ranchers grapple with proposed grazing regs
California ranchers say the State Water Resources Control Board's plan to regulate grazing near streams is unnecessary and that the board hasn't considered measures that cattle producers have already taken to protect water quality.
Forecasts show drought continuing in California, Southwest
Forecasters say dry conditions can be expected to remain across much of the Southwest U.S.
Low W. Oregon snowpack may impact summer irrigation
Oregon has received lots of rain this winter but some of its mountain snowpack lags behind normal.
Justices won’t question California Delta smelt protections
The high court rejected appeals from farmers in California’s Central Valley and urban water districts that had challenged a plan to protect the 3-inch-long Delta smelt.
Calif. dairy groups file lawsuit against water board
California Dairy Campaign, Western United Dairymen and Milk Producers Council, representing dairymen, have filed suit against the California Water ResourcesControl Board over dramatic increases in annual waterquality permit fees.