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Water uncertainties remain for many California growers
Water uncertainties remain for many California growers
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials are still in discussions with senior rights holders along the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers as to the amount and timing of their water deliveries. The settlement contractors are supposed to receive 75 percent of...

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Expected drought shows need for water projects
Expected drought shows need for water projects
An irrigation district serving the Kittitas Valley may not have water to last the season because of drought and that only emphasizes the need for planned reservoir enhancements, an irrigation district board member says.
Washington Ecology details drought relief budget
Washington Ecology details drought relief budget
Washington Department of Ecology's proposed drought budget calls for withholding $4 million until conditions worsen in the Yakima Basin.
Lawmakers to vote on $1B water plan amid drought
The $1 billion plan is labeled emergency legislation, but much of the funding has been available to the state for years and it could take years to make a difference in the water supply.
Klamath water transfer bill draws suspicion
Bills that would allow irrigators in the Klamath Basin to lease or transfer water rights have drawn suspicion from opponents of broader legal settlements that require dam removal.
Bill to help in Wood River Valley call
A bill in the Idaho Legislature would help Big Wood River Valley aquifer groundwater irrigators finance an election to organize a groundwater district and prepare to respond to a water delivery call.
First Odessa water service contracts signed
East Columbia Basin Irrigation District manager Craig Simpson says more water could be on the way the week of March 23.
Canal-clearing job requires mind over matter
Canal-clearing job requires mind over matter
It's a job where you want to stay alert. Wenatchee Reclamation District employees scoop rock and mud from a canal hundreds of feet above the valley floor.
What early drought means for the Klamath Basin
The Klamath Basin looks ahead to another dry year, and weighs the best ways to store more water.
California governor proposes $1 billion in drought spending
The legislation includes $128 million to ease dire water shortages in some communities; the financial struggles of unemployed farm workers in the Central Valley; and dry conditions that contribute to wildfires.The remainder comes from bonds already...
Board notices signal another year of irrigation shutoffs
Board notices signal another year of irrigation shutoffs
Ranchers along the Mill, Deer and Antelope creeks in northern California have been notified they could again receive water-shutoff notices at times this year to accommodate migrating fish. Last year they were among the first of about 10,000 water rights...