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State agency: Water prices high, supplies tight
A state agency projects that water will be expensive and hard to come by in the drought-stricken Yakima Basin.

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California government says it’s meeting water-saving goal
Overall, water use fell from 19.4 billion gallons in 2013 to 14.9 billion gallons in 2014. Caltrans accounted for most of the savings.
Ruling forces California water districts to review rates
Water departments are being pulled in different directions by an administration that demanded hitting residents in the pocketbook to save water and the legal uncertainty of charging guzzlers higher rates.
Water managers respond to deepening Yakima Basin drought
Water managers respond to deepening Yakima Basin drought
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has started drawing down Yakima Basin reservioirs and an irrigation district is rationing water — two signs the drought has taken hold.
Klamath water transfer bill passes committee
A bill allowing water transfers in the Klamath Basin was approved by a key Oregon legislative committee.
Idaho well users owe large surface call obligation
Idaho well users owe large surface call obligation
Groundwater irrigators owe 89,000 acre feet of water by May 1 to satisfy the Surface Water Coalition's call this year.
Klamath ag businesses brace for drought
Klamath ag businesses brace for drought
With drought expected this season, Klamath Basin ag businesses lament that more hasn't been done to solve the area's water woes.
Water supply shrinks again in Yakima Basin
Water supply shrinks again in Yakima Basin
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation forecasts that Yakima Basin growers with junior water rights will receive 54 percent of their normal supplies during the irrigation season.
Drought emergencies declared in two more Oregon counties
The governor's declaration allows increased flexibility in how water is managed to ensure that limited supplies are used as efficiently as possible.
Yakima Basin irrigation districts brace for bad news
Yakima Basin irrigation districts brace for bad news
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation responds to worsening drought in Yakima Basin by moving up summer water supply forecast.
Idaho irrigation companies participate in emergency drill
Idaho irrigation companies participate in emergency drill
Idaho irrigation companies participated in an April 16 disaster training exercise to prepare regional emergency responders and other entities that could be affected by a potential oil spill in the Snake River.