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EPA enforces new water rule in 37 states despite injunction
The Environmental Protection Agency will enforce its new Clean Water Act rule in 37 states despite a judge's injunction.

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Farmer sues after EPA fines him $20M over stock pond
The rancher says the state engineer’s office verified that the project met legal requirements and issued a permit, but the EPA still imposed a $37,500 fine for each day the pond remained.
New water group comes out swinging over flood control releases
Treasure Valley water users will conduct a full-court press in their fight against the state's decision to count flood control releases in the Boise River system against reservoir storage rights.
Researchers give dry farming a try
Researchers give dry farming a try
As drought continues across the West, farming without irrigation may be an option for some producers.
Judge denies water districts’ motion to halt Trinity releases
A federal judge in Fresno has denied San Joaquin Valley water districts' motion to halt releases of extra water from the Trinity Reservoir in Northern California to aid chinook salmon returning to the Klamath River.
Legal action threatened over spotted frog habitat
Legal action threatened over spotted frog habitat
Central Oregon irrigation districts worry spotted frog litigation will restrict water use. Two environmental groups have given notice they intend to sue over dam and reservoir operations on the Deschutes River.
No Clean Water Act permit needed for Klamath drain
Draining water from the Klamath Irrigation Project into the Klamath River doesn't necessitate a Clean Water Act permit, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held.
Despite ruling, CFBF still seeking to challenge permit requirements
Despite ruling, CFBF still seeking to challenge permit requirements
The California Farm Bureau Federation is still looking for opportunities to challenge a state Department of Fish and Wildlife requirement that some landowners obtain streambed alteration permits for simple diversions from streams that serve as habitat...
States’ attorneys ask judge to stop new federal water rule
The states want the judge to order an injunction to suspend the new rules, which go into effect next week.
Feds release extra water for Klamath salmon
Releases started Friday from Lewiston Dam on the Trinity River, the Klamath’s primary tributary, and will continue into late September. Similar releases were done the last three years. They come from water shared with farms in the Central Valley.
Attorneys urge Calif. landowners to document their water rights
Attorneys urge Calif. landowners to document their water rights
Water attorneys and experts at a University of Caifornia Cooperative Extension-sponsored workshop said landowners should know their water rights and keep documentation handy to present it to state officials who challenge their diversions.