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Idaho groundwater districts match CREP payment increase
Both the federal government and Idaho groundwater districts are contributing to an increase in payments under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to entice more growers to conserve water by retiring marginal crop land.

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EPA’s new Northwest boss butted heads with agency
EPA’s new Northwest boss butted heads with agency
EPA picks Alaskan to head Northwest region
Yakima Basin reservoirs higher than normal
Yakima Basin reservoirs higher than normal
The Yakima Basin’s mountain reservoirs have greater water carryover than usual heading into winter rebuilding for next year’s season.
Flood control plan calls for further drawdown of Lake Oroville
Flood control plan calls for further drawdown of Lake Oroville
A plan released by California’s Department of Water Resources calls for Lake Oroville to be drained below 700 feet in elevation despite a congressman’s criticism of the idea.
Suspension of Winter Water Savings opens door to recharge
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has waived a requirement that Palisades Reservoir space-holders keep their canal gates shut through winter.
Washington Ecology proposes response to Hirst
Washington Ecology proposes response to Hirst
Washington Ecology requests funding to address Hirst decision
Western Innovator: Improving crops, waterfowl habitat
Western Innovator: Improving crops, waterfowl habitat
Marc Staunton’s family’s farm was among those that spearheaded the Walking Wetlands project.
Ag, economy to be emphasized in Idaho climate conference
Ag, economy to be emphasized in Idaho climate conference
An upcoming conference about climate change will to be hosted at Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho.
Montana officials fear seaplanes transfer invasive mussels
The Flathead Basin Commission and seaplane pilots’ groups are figuring out how they can perform inspections on the planes.
Salmon-Friendly Rulings On Columbia, Snake Dams Could Be Oveturned By Congress
House Bill 3144 cancels court orders for spilling water and analyzing dam removal.
Big water tunnels project OK’d by Southern California agency
Although it’s an important boost of support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s ambitious project, the fate of the 35-mile-long tunnels remains somewhat uncertain.

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