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Washington culvert case seen as Western water issue
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Washington culvert case seen as Western water issue
Washington attorney general appeals culvert case to U.S. Supreme Court

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Hanford reservation
Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and now is engaged in a massive cleanup of nuclear wastes.
‘Zero’ chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018
January water levels at Lake Mead are expected to be 8 feet above the point that triggers a drought-shortage declaration
Settlement reached in Duarte Clean Water Act lawsuit
Settlement reached in Duarte Clean Water Act lawsuit
Farmer John Duarte has agreed to pay $330,000 in civil penalties and purchase $770,000 worth of mitigation credits to resolve a federal lawsuit after he was accused of plowing wetlands on his property in Tehama County, Calif.
Proposed copper mine’s permit application is ‘complete’
After three requests for more information, state environmental regulators say Tintina Montana has submitted a complete application for its proposed copper mine near White Sulphur Springs
Washington farm, Ecology settle irrigation fine
Washington farm, Ecology settle irrigation fine
Washington Ecology settles with Skagit County blueberry farm over illegal irrigation
Trump administration urged to convene ‘God squad’ on salmon protection
Trump administration urged to convene ‘God squad’ on salmon protection
The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee with the power to allow exemptions to the Endangered Species Act.
Congressman questions plan to drain Lake Oroville for project
Congressman questions plan to drain Lake Oroville for project
Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., is questioning the degree to which state Department of Water Resources officials want to drain Lake Oroville this winter to accommodate reconstruction of the dam’s spillways.
Political dispute costs irrigation district $1.9 million
Political dispute costs irrigation district $1.9 million
A political dispute over healthcare taxes has prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to veto $1.9 million in funding for an irrigation efficiency project.
IDWR starts Lower Portneuf water rights enforcement
IDWR starts Lower Portneuf water rights enforcement
The Idaho Department of Water Resources is moving forward with the first curtailments of junior surface water irrigators on the Lower Portneuf River.
New trial ordered in California water contamination lawsuit
A lawsuit alleging fertilizer contaminated a California city’s groundwater will be retried after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled expert testimony was improperly excluded.

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