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Federal government collecting info for Columbia River Treaty
The U.S. entity responsible for recommendations on the Columbia River Treaty between the United States and Canada is collecting information and awaiting further direction from the U.S. Department of State.

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Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
California rice farmers are wrapping up their harvest of a crop that's expected to be 23 percent smaller than last year's. Good yields on many of the acres that were planted will help make up at least a small part of the loss of revenue, as will sales of...
Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water
Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water
Irrigators with southcentral Idaho's A & B Irrigation District plan to build a new pipeline in order to provide supplemental surface water to irrigate about 1,500 acres of farm land where wells are declining.
Rain damage, water shortage hamper pumpkin crop
Rain damage, water shortage hamper pumpkin crop
A few rain-damaged pumpkins in northern areas and water shortages in the San Joaquin Valley put a blemish on what has otherwise been a decent pumpkin crop in California, growers say.
Pipeline part of latest Rangen water mitigation plan
Members of Idaho Ground Water Appropriators have developed a new mitigation plan to satisfy a water call by the Rangen, Inc., trout farm. The irrigators say the state has received the plan favorably.
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
The Methow Valley Irrigation District and Washington Department of Ecology are improving river flows for fish and the district and town of Twisp are more certain of water with a project that ends years of disputes.
Study predicts damage of Idaho water call
Study predicts damage of Idaho water call
University of Idaho researchers have analyzed how a water call by the Rangen, Inc., trout farm in Idaho's Magic Valley would influence the economy if curtailment were implemented.
Even normal rain won’t end Calif. drought, expert says
California will likely remain in a drought this winter even if most areas receive normal rainfall, according to an expert from the federal Climate Prediction Center. The center issued its annual winter outlook, which predicts warmer weather throughout...
$7.5 billion question faces California water users
$7.5 billion question faces California water users
Under California's proposed $7.5 billion water bond, it could take years before growers see any water from new storage projects, if they ever do. But farm groups say the measure would still provide a boost to existing water supplies.
Task force members differ over water diversions
Task force members differ over water diversions
Several representatives of farm and irrigation associations criticized the direction of a task force that’s studying how much water can be withdrawn from streams during periods of high seasonal flows, such as during the winter, without damaging...
Federal money will fund Idaho streamgages
Federal money will fund Idaho streamgages
An additional $141,000 in federal funding will be used by the U.S. Geological Survey to fully fund 10 streamgages in Idaho that are critical for delivering water for agriculture and other uses.