The judge said in his ruling that the plaintiffs not only were wrong on the merits but lacked standing to bring a lawsuit.
With the good snowpack area farmers should have water this year, Jay Chamberlin, Owyhee Irrigation District manager, says.
Three senate resolutions that would allow lawmakers to give their blessing to last year's agreement between surface and ground water users in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer have been introduced in the Idaho Legislature.
Idaho water officials recently announced they expect to recharge 80,000 acre-feet of water in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer this winter.
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.
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.
Idaho's snowpack improved in the second half of January.
California snowpack "encouraging," but still has a long way to go.
State and federal officials are pressing ahead without Congressional approval, despite previously saying its authorization was necessary.
The snow draping Oregon's mountain ranges is a welcome sign, but it doesn't mean the drought is over.
Washington's mountain snowpack is in relatively good shape but rain is saturating it at lower elevations which threatens its duration for early irrigation.
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.
The district wrote on its website that a make-up stock run could be held if the river level rises.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has increased his funding request for aquifer stabilization.