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California court denies push for payment during tunnel tests
The landowners in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta had demanded payment for thousands of acres sought by the state for testing.

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Removal of Dillon Dam could happen next summer
Removal of Dillon Dam could happen next summer
Before the dam can come out, water rights for the local Dillon Irrigation Co. need to be rerouted from another source.
Central Idaho project to restore fish habitat resumes
Crews are putting logs in a stretch of river and modifying the channel to help return the water to more natural conditions.
Former Interior secretary Babbitt enlisted for California giant tunnels
Gov. Jerry Brown wants local water agencies to pay for building two, 35-mile tunnels to carry water from the Sacramento River under the delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and on to water contractors, primarily in Central and Southern...
Bull trout lawsuit targets 26 dams in Columbia River Basin
Bull trout lawsuit targets 26 dams in Columbia River Basin
The alliance says three federal agencies have failed to complete required consultations with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on how to operate 26 dams in areas designated as critical bull trout habitat.
Washington hands food warehouse bill for vegetable oil spill
Washington hands food warehouse bill for vegetable oil spill
Government agencies aren't blaming the owners of a food warehouse for a fire, but the bills are mounting, nevertheless.
Dispute brewing over Oregon canal property
A farmer and irrigation district are both claiming ownership of the property underlying a canal in Central Oregon.
Agencies start work on Columbia River fishing deal
The agencies will use the document as they work to craft an agreement with Idaho, Oregon and Washington, as well as tribes in those states with harvest treaty rights.
IDWR order requires well monitors in Snake Plain
IDWR order requires well monitors in Snake Plain
The Idaho Department of Water Resources has issued an order requiring Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer well users to install water meters to better monitor their usage.
Irrigators hope water supplies last through season
Irrigators hope water supplies last through season
Water managers anxiously watch river and reservoir levels as they make plans to supply water to irrigators despite an early, warm spring that melted away much of the region’s mountain snowpack ahead of normal.

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