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Shellfish producers say Willapa Bay spraying effective
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Shellfish producers say Willapa Bay spraying effective
Willapa Bay clam growers say the initial spraying of the herbicide imazamox was effective against Japanese eeelgrass. Environmentalists will seek to stop a second spraying.challenge to the spraying.

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NASS defends bullish Calif. crop estimates
A National Agrcultural Statistics Service official in California is defending the agency's crop estimates after California Citrus Mutual became the latest of several commodity organizations to say that NASS projection for their crop was too high.
Gov. Brown signs Calif. groundwater bills
Gov. Brown signs Calif. groundwater bills
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a package of legislation giving the state sweeping new controls over groundwater use in California. The bills set deadlines for establishing and implementing management plans in various groundwater basins.
Tribe protests plans to raise dam
Tribe protests plans to raise dam
Indians in California are protesting plans to raise the dam at Shasta Reservoir.
Farm groups hope waters bill impacts EPA rule
Farm groups hope waters bill impacts EPA rule
Farm groups realize a bill to stop the federal government from imposing new regulations on internal waters of the United States likely won't advance in the Senate, but they hope its passage in the House of Representatives will impact agencies'...
Dam gets knocked down on Central Oregon stream
The $2 million project includes knocking down a 6-foot dam, with the expectation that will lead to restoration of a flood plain and 13 miles of fish habitat.
Algae prompt health advisories in Idaho reservoir, lake
Health advisories have been issued for a southern Idaho reservoir and a northern Idaho Lake due to blooms of blue-green algae, which release a toxin that can be deadly to humans and animals if ingested.
Water use drops in July amid drought
The state board approved water restrictions in July that include fines up to $500-a-day for water wasters, and it could consider more aggressive conservation measures later this month.
Field Poll: Water bond leads among likely voters
Supporters have work to do promoting Proposition 1. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed had not heard about the proposal.
House approves bill to block EPA water rules
House votes to block EPA water rules.
Forecasters still anticipate weak El Nino
Forecasters still anticipate weak El Nino
The federal Climate Prediction Center still expects weak El Nino conditions to develop this winter, but "it's anyone's guess" whether the phonemenon will bring more or less rainfall than normal to northern and central California, a forecaster says.