The Washington Department of Ecology has released its proposed instream flow rule for the Spokane River. Agricultural impacts are expected to be minimal, says Keith Stoffel, Ecology water program manager in Spokane.
Agricultural leaders are concerned about proposed rules addressing the federal Clean Water Act.
The Idaho Department of Water Resources has been directed by the state to buy a trout farm owned by
Permits for all but the largest orchard acreage have been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Enginee
Heavy snow and rain in March eased drought worries in much of the Pacific Northwest, and now water experts are wondering if such "rescue precipitation" has become the new normal.
Orchards southeast of Wenatchee, Wash., are extending Columbia River pipes to get much needed water after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved permits.
Crater Lake National Park averaged 460 inches of snow each year between 2000 and 2013 — much less than what the park got in the 1930s and 1940s, when the annual average was more than 600 inches.
Settlement contractors along the Sacramento River in Northern California will see a boost in planned federal water deliveries to 75 percent of normal, officials announced. State contractors without senior water rights will get 5 percent of their...
The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released 54,000 hatchery-produced salmon into the river from a site near Fresno on Thursday.
A ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may affect the pricing and timing of water deliveries for certain irrigators in California.
Tree fruit crop loss will be substantial if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers doesn't quickly approve permits for irrigators to get water in parts of the Columbia River lowered due to a crack in Wanapum Dam, the state director of Agriculture says.
The water supply situation in eastern Oregon has improved a little because of a series of spring rainstorms, but it's still dire in certain parts.
A proposal that has been tabled for this year would allow farmers and ranchers to be paid to help other entities such as cities meet federally mandated water quality standards. Bill supporters plan to bring it back next year.
Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman has ruled groundwater pumpers affected by the Rangen, Inc., fish farm's water call fell short in their mitigation plan. Up to 38,000 cubic feet per second may be subject to curtailment on May 5...