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DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening …

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A northwest Washington dairy will test whether cow manure can be economically purified into water clean enough to put into a river to help salmon.

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the Trump administration for the 39th time last week, in this case to retain water-quality standards that the Washington Farm Bureau and other tra…

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While parts of western Washington are already grappling with severe drought heading into the summer, Oregon appears to be in better shape — for now.

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Dam owners would be subject to civil penalties for failing to maintain the structures under an overhaul of Oregon’s dam safety laws that’s passed the Legislature.

Irrigation districts and individual farmers who get water directly from rivers and are junior water right holders are planning for less water this summer. It shouldn’t be as bad as the drought…

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A drought covering all or parts of nine Western Washington counties worsened in the past week from “moderate” to “severe,” the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Workers at an Idaho nuclear facility have made significant progress in efforts to remove high-level liquid radioactive waste stored in tanks above a massive aquifer, offici…

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The Washington Department of Ecology began taking applications Tuesday from irrigation districts, conservation districts and other public bodies to relieve drought hardships.

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A key group of Oregon lawmakers has recommended spending $700,000 to implement new regulations allowing farmers to clean more sediment from ditches with less red tape.

The Greater Wenatchee and Kennewick irrigation districts and some in Idaho and Oregon may benefit from a new federal law and policy allowing faster transfer of irrigation infrastructure to loc…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho and Oregon have completed key elements in a process that will allow an Idaho utility to renew its license for a major hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the …

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not recommending to drain Detroit Lake as part of a project to aid fish passage and survival at the dam east of Salem.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency Monday in 24 watersheds, making public agencies in about half the state eligible for drought-relief grants.

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The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed with the Washington Farm Bureau and other industry groups that the Obama EPA was wrong to reject water-quality standards developed by the state D…

Three workshops in Washington state next week will help farmers adhere to produce safety guidelines under the federal Food Safety Modernization Act.

Irrigation districts in the Yakima Basin, Wenatchee River and Okanogan and Methow rivers likely will deal with shortened water supply in late summer because of drought or near-drought conditions.

Some 4,500 acres of farms and residences in East Wenatchee, Wash., were without irrigation water for four days during a critical time of year for thinning and other sprays.

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The Klamath River Renewal Corporation has chosen Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., of Fairfield, Calif., to remove four dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California.

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The El Nino that was too late and too weak to have much influence last winter may stick around and grow stronger by next winter, according to the Climate Prediction Center.

The Idaho Water Resource Board is accepting applications for grants to be used for flood damage, management and prevention.

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Bureau of Reclamation will deliver at least 322,000 acre-feet of water — or a 92% allocation — from Upper Klamath Lake to the Klamath Project this summer and fall.

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OLYMPIA — Pilot projects to remove river gravel to keep farmland from washing away have surfaced in legislation to help orcas, raising concerns from environmental groups that make passing the …

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A tentative plan to reallocate 1.59 million acre-feet of stored water in the Willamette Basin will impact farms and shape development for decades to come.