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JOSEPH, Ore. — A fix for the aging Wallowa Lake Dam is on the horizon with $14 million from the state of Oregon and a series of stakeholder meetings on the calendar.

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Pesticide levels in some key Oregon waterways have dropped to a fraction of their former concentrations due to changes voluntarily adopted by farmers, according to environmental regulators.

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The Washington Farm Bureau and the wood-products industry are seeking to intervene on the side of the Trump administration in a lawsuit filed by Washington over the state’s fish-consumption rule.

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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District have reached an agreement that will ultimately allow landowners to replace their declining irrigation wells with …

Two more irrigation districts in Central Oregon are taking the first steps toward modernizing aging infrastructure to conserve water, reduce energy costs and protect endangered species in the …

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ATLANTA (AP) — More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the ri…

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The Oregon Court of Appeals won’t resolve a dispute over the impact of Klamath basin wells on surface waters due to newly imposed regulations in the area.

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MADRAS, Ore. — A habitat conservation plan aimed at protecting several species while shielding farmers from legal liability in Oregon’s Deschutes River Basin will be formally announced next week.

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Washington is now free of “severe” drought, though nearly one-third of the state remains in a “moderate” drought, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday.

SALEM — A newly revived committee in the Oregon House is taking a deep dive into water issues, potentially creating opportunities and worries for the state’s irrigators.

The state’s plan to manage and stabilize the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer is ahead of schedule, but more recharge capacity is needed.

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The tropical Pacific Ocean probably won’t be particularly warm or cool this winter, climatologists said Thursday, depriving forecasters of their best clue to how much snow will pile up in the …

The Curry County Planning Commission has rejected a local rancher's proposal to remove 10,000 cubic yards of gravel from the lower Pistol River in southwest Oregon to stop flooding and erosion…

Better detection methods are uncovering the prevalence of bioaccumulative chemical compounds in the environment.

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BEND, Ore. — Though preventing leaky canals from losing water doesn’t seem like a particularly controversial idea, irrigators in Central Oregon have found out otherwise.

A Washington State University agricultural weather service is reorganizing staff and expanding weather stations following a vacanies in staffing.

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Several Klamath Basin irrigators want the Oregon Court of Appeals to curtail water regulators’ authority to shut down groundwater pumping from aquifers that aren’t immediately next to surface waters.

Irrigators say this year’s drought in Central Washington has been far less than it might have been and far less than the 2015 drought because of mild temperatures and rain.

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Washington's drought retreated slightly over the previous week, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday, and federal climatologists said they're less confident fall will be warmer than average.

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NEWPORT, Ore. — People in blazers and strapped-on booties waded through the dark intake tunnel of a dam, flashlights in hand, stirring rust-colored silt into the water. Spiders and large black…

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Removing four hydroelectric dams along the lower Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California is expected to cost just under $434 million and could happen by 2022, according to a n…

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed House Bill 2437, a measure to ease ditch-cleaning regulations for farmers, after previously indicating she might veto it.

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A weak El Nino went away in July as sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled to within a normal range, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reporte…

The impact of a new agreement between native tribes and the Canadian government to restore salmon to the upper reaches of the Columbia River will depend on how the fish are managed, says the d…

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A Washington State Conservation Commission staff investigation found no grounds to remove two more Thurston Conservation District supervisors who had clashed with two others who were ousted.