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NOAA finalizes new plan for Columbia River hatcheries
NOAA finalizes new plan for Columbia River hatcheries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a final plan Tuesday for operating 62 hatchery programs in the Columbia River Basin while protecting threatened and endangered fish.

The plan calls for reducing hatchery production in...

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More than 40 percent of California emerges from drought
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California storms help fill reservoirs but slow ag work
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The two “atmospheric river” storms that deluged California this week have boosted snowpack and reservoirs but slowed citrus harvests and caused little reported crop damage.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violating clean-water laws, judge says
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Groups challenge Eastern Idaho groundwater area designation
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Idaho irrigators oppose Oregon endangered fish reintroduction effort
Idaho irrigators oppose Oregon endangered fish reintroduction effort
Irrigators in Idaho are fighting an effort by the State of Oregon to reintroduce endangered steelhead trout and chinook salmon to the Snake River above Hells Canyon.
Study will develop model of Treasure Valley aquifer
Study will develop model of Treasure Valley aquifer
The Idaho Department of Water Resources and U.S. Geological Survey have begun work on a five-year project to develop a groundwater flow model for the Treasure Valley aquifer system.
Oregon’s above-average snowpack is good news — for now
Oregon’s above-average snowpack is good news — for now
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Storms head for Central California
The rain is expected to be the greatest over the next 36 hours.
California survey finds below-normal snowpack despite storms
California survey finds below-normal snowpack despite storms
California’s first manual snow survey of the season found below-normal water content even as a storm was ongoing and another was on the way.

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