Farmer Bill Case of Linn County, Ore., says the Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of State Lands told him the work was OK.
Plan is part of an effort to make water conservation a way of life, with climate change expected to lead to longer, more severe droughts.
Montana has spent more than $5 million on the case since it sued Wyoming in 2007 over allegations it had been shorted on water.
Groundwater pumpers have until April 1 to have an approved flow meter installed on their wells. Dair
U.S. drought monitors last week declared that nearly half the state, all of it in Southern California, is now back in drought.
A bill that would further codify in state law a landmark Idaho Supreme Court decision on who owns stock watering rights on federally administered land has been sent to the House floor with a “do-pass” recommendation.
The goal of the prize competition is eradicate mussels in large water bodies. The deadline for ideas is Feb. 28.
The sorry state of the snowpack in the Sierra has forced a ban on snowmobiling until further notice at a popular recreation area near the California-Nevada line
Navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers will close for annual repairs and maintenance March 3. They are scheduled to reopen March 18 or 25.
Farmers may be expected to increase erosion control efforts due to stricter mercury pollution limits in Oregon’s Willamette river basin.
Many of the biggest offenders are well-off communities, with sweeping lawns to keep alive.
Trump’s decision last month to open most of the nation’s coast to oil and gas drilling horrified environmentalists, and many elected officials from both parties oppose it.
The idea to privatize the BPA’s transmission assets has been considered off and on for decades.
Proposed budget would remove all EPA funding of cleanup programs for the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Champlain, Long Island Sound, San Francisco Bay, Puget Sound and South Florida.