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Washington's mountain snowpack is slightly better than normal. Lower Yakima Valley farms have begun irrigation and anticipate having more water than last year.

As a cooperative extension specialist with the University of California-Davis, Sahap Kaan Kurtural leverages artificial intelligence to enable vineyard managers to optimize irrigation without …

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Plans to tear down four hydroelectric dams in rugged country along the Oregon-California border to save salmon are generating excitement from environmentalists and tribes, and fear and anger a…

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The Kennewick Irrigation District in Central Washington anticipates taking control soon of its conveyance system after the Bureau of Reclamation finalized rules for transferring ownership of w…

Several farmers have begun an effort to bolster research at Washington State University's Wilke Research and Extension Farm by increasing the farm's endowment fund.

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — People in Washington state remain sharply divided on whether four federal hydroelectric dams along the Snake River should be removed to help endangered salmon and orca re…

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state judge has again rejected a decades-long bid to tap groundwater beneath vast rangelands in northeast Nevada and pipe it to fast-growing suburbs and glittering gambling …

As Klamath County became the first in Oregon to officially declare drought in 2020, hundreds of local farmers and ranchers are bracing for what could be one of the most difficult water years i…

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued her first emergency drought declaration of the year on March 2 in Klamath County, stating that extremely low water supply is causing natural and economic disaster…

In a filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 28, the Klamath River Renewal Corp. estimates full dam removal will cost $446 million — within the project's $450 million budget.

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A federal report released today rejects breaching four Lower Snake River dams in southeast Washington, finding it would raise transportation and production costs for farmers, while also increa…

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Washington dairies are asking a federal appeals court to strike down a 7-year-old order that has required Lower Yakima Valley dairies to take extra measures to keep manure from polluting groundwater.

Eileen Rowan, a technical expert for the Soil and Water Conservation District in Idaho County, has been working with landowners to plan various projects aimed at clearing the water in the regi…

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Art Douglas, a fixture at the Spokane Ag Show, predicts a La Nina is on the way. That means normal to above normal precipitation for the Pacific Northwest.

County commissioners are asking for drought funding from the federal government prior to a drought declaration.

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Tribal-treaty rights make salmon akin to a fourth branch of government in Washington, and fish recovery should guide farming near water, and rural and economic development, according to a bill…

Study, planned draft impact statement contemplate raising dam. Officials assessing viable alternatives, possible flow-augmentation needs under Endangered Species Act.

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The new rule replaces the controversial Obama-era regulation that greatly expanded federal jurisdiction over surface water.

Piping its canals will take seven years, but a Central Oregon irrigation district says the money and time needed to upgrade to 21st century technologies will save water and protect habitat.

While recent precipitation is “encouraging” to Klamath County, Ore., commissioners, it doesn't keep them from asking for drought funding.