The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Washington Department of Ecology and East Columbia Basin Irrigation District have signed contracts to bring more water from the Columbia River through the East Low Canal to irrigators. The irrigation district is...
Utility officials say people have been drawn to the area, which was exposed after the reservoir was drawn down about 26 feet to relieve pressure on the Wanapum Dam.
Pioneer Irrigation District and the city of Caldwell are being pushed by rancher and Idaho Speaker of the House Scott Bedke to resolve their long-running dispute over stormwater runoff and the use of eminent domain. Bedke has two bills that will resolve the issue for them but is waiting to see if a.
The downgrade is the result of engineering surveys Monday and Tuesday that show the fractured area found on one of the dam’s spillways was continuing to stabilize.
Parties announced Wednesday they have finished negotiations to overcome last summer’s irrigation shut-off to cattle ranches in the upper Klamath Basin after the Klamath Tribes exercised newly awarded senior water rights to protect fish.
Idaho's water outlook is much improved following a wet February.
The water situation in eastern Oregon will be particularly tight in 2014. A series of rainstorms has done little to improve the water supply outlook, Owyhee Irrigation District officials told about 200 farmers March 4.
Secretary John Laird of the California Natural Resources Agency said that the state needs a storm every other day through May to bring California to something resembling a normal year.
Heavy snow and rain in February helped Oregon's water outlook, but it wasn't enough to change the overall picture.
Idaho hopes to use cigarette tax money to address its declining aquifer levels.
Wyoming snowpack 135 percent of normal.
Irrigation companies in New Mexico prepare for growing season in drought.
Aquarius Aquaculture, a trout farm based in Hagerman, Idaho, has filed a water call against the area's groundwater pumpers.
Workers are evaluating a 65-foot-long crack in a Wanapum Dam spillway section for repair needs. Grant County PUD public affairs officer Chuck Allen says it's too soon to tell what the irrigation impacts will be.