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Drought returns to Washington’s westside
Drought returns to Washington’s westside
The U.S. Drought Monitor has classified all or parts of five counties in Western Washington as being in a "moderate drought," the first time any portion of the state west of the Cascades has been in a drought since November.

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Hood River basin’s water reservations renewed
Hood River basin’s water reservations renewed
Water reservations in Oregon's Hood River basin, which allow for new water rights development, have been renewed for 20 years.
Regulators prepare water diverters for stepped-up reporting rules
Regulators prepare water diverters for stepped-up reporting rules
Officials from the California Water Resources Control Board held a workshop and "information fair" to prepare landowners for new regulations for reporting diversions that could take effect as soon as Jan. 1, 2017, depending on the size of the diversion.
Irrigation water should flow in SW Idaho until October
Irrigation water should flow in SW Idaho until October
Most farmers in the Treasure Valley region of southwestern Idaho will end up with a normal water supply this year.
Washington Farm Bureau rips Puget Sound plan
Washington Farm Bureau rips Puget Sound plan
Washington Farm Bureau blasts federal and state Puget Sound plan for curtly dismissing value of agriculture.
Groups plan lawsuit following Columbia Basin salmon die-off
Groups plan lawsuit following Columbia Basin salmon die-off
The groups on Monday sent a 60-day notice of their intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what the groups say are violations of the Clean Water Act.
Tribes concerned about farm impacts on water
Tribes concerned about farm impacts on water
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Eastern Idaho are planning measures to improve water quality, some of which could affect farmers who lease their land.
Massachusetts crops wilting, businesses suffer from prolonged drought
Massachusetts is currently experiencing a sustained drought, with conditions in parts of Middlesex County designated as “extreme,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
PNW reps urge action on Columbia River Treaty
PNW reps urge action on Columbia River Treaty
Pacific Northwest lawmakers again urge the State Department to get moving on negotiating a new Columbia River Treaty with Canada.
New questions over California water project
Supporters say the tunnels would benefit the environment and offer Californians a more secure water supply. Opponents say they fear the state will use the tunnels to divert too much water from the Sacramento River and San Francisco Bay.
Once strong Snake Plain water outlook deteriorating
Once strong Snake Plain water outlook deteriorating
Water managers are growing concerned after starting the irrigation season with a strong water outlook for Idaho's Eastern Snake Plain.

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