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Group sues to force pollution disclosure at Washington dam
The lawsuit alleges an unknown amount of oil stored and used at the dam enters the Columbia River without monitoring and other controls required under the federal Clean Water Act.

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Farmer to challenge Clean Water Act tillage ruling
Farmer to challenge Clean Water Act tillage ruling
A farmer plans to challenge a court ruling that his tillage operations violated the Clean Water Act.
Deschutes River salmon restoration still a work in progress
Officials are trying to restore salmon runs upstream of a 20-mile dam complex operated by Portland General Electric.
High court’s Rangen decision leaves uncertainty
A decision by the Idaho Supreme Court changes has raised questions about how senior water right holders will be treated in future water calls.
Sustainability policy won’t threaten existing water rights, board member says
Sustainability policy won’t threaten existing water rights, board member says
The policy focuses on active stewarship to ensure current uses and provide for future needs.
Bill would remove population targets for predator fish in Delta
Bill would remove population targets for predator fish in Delta
A bill by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., seeks to remove fish population requirements for striped bass in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The bass are a non-native predator fish that are known to feed on endangered native salmon and smelt.
More overhead irrigation expected in California
More overhead irrigation expected in California
University of California researchers believe there could be an upsurge in field crop producers' use of overhead irrigation systems, which are becoming nearly as efficient as drip systems and are cheaper to operate and maintain.
SW Idaho water outlook bright even as river flows decrease
SW Idaho water outlook bright even as river flows decrease
The 2016 water outlook for irrigators in Southwestern Idaho is still good, although some water supply managers are a little concerned about a recent drop in river levels.
New Mexico again criticizes EPA over handling of mine spill
New Mexico officials said Tuesday the EPA misrepresented test samples taken after the spill to make water quality look better than it was.
Environmental concerns dominate water policy hearing
Environmental concerns dominate water policy hearing
Environmental interests dominated the first of seven public hearings to be held on a draft sustainability policy that will be added to Idaho's state water plan.
Smithsonian water exhibit traveling through Idaho
Smithsonian water exhibit traveling through Idaho
A Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit highlighting the importance of water to the state has opened at the Idaho Falls Public Library and will move to six Idaho cities before leaving the state next spring.

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