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NOAA's Climate Prediction Center reported that Pacific Ocean temperatures have warmed to normal and likely will stay that way through the summer.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday expanded a drought emergency to a large swath of the state while seeking more than $6 billion in multiyear water spending as one of the warmest, driest s…

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday on whether it's too late for a Central Washington dairy to void a 2013 deal aimed at reducing groundwater pollution in the Yakima Valley.

Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman on April 30 issued an order predicting 40,500-acre-foot shortfall to senior-priority surface water rights in the Eastern Snake Plain …

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Arizona is prepared to lose about one-fifth of the water the state gets from the Colorado River in what could be the first federally declared shortage in the river that supplies millions of pe…

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NEW YORK (AP) — It was anxiety — and not a problem with the shots — that caused fainting, dizziness and other short-term reactions in dozens of people at coronavirus vaccine clinics in five st…

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The Klamath Water Users Association filed a motion April 19 to reopen a lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, seeking clarity on legal issues that will affect future irrigation water…

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Market watchers do see a positive impact from the trade deal, in effect since January of last year, but point out the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated matters.

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The competing needs of different protected fish species are pitting the Klamath Tribes against the federal government in a court battle with legal implications for Oregon irrigators.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing in the dry, cracked bottom of Lake Mendocino, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency Wednesday in two Northern California counties where grape grower…

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The climate for the Northwest and most of the contiguous U.S. has become slightly warmer in the past decade, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Tuesday.

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 A bill that would alter the process for enforcing Oregon water rights has gained traction after supporters scaled back changes that adversely affected junior irrigators.

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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation delivered a gut-punch to Klamath Project irrigators Wednesday, announcing a historically low water allocation as the basin struggles with extreme drought. 

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Washington's snowpack entered April at 131% of normal, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the fourth deepest in the past 30 years and a good omen for irrigators. 

Most Idaho reservoirs likely will fill despite a mostly dry end to winter, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service hydrologists say.

The Baker County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution April 7 declaring a drought disaster in the county and asking Gov. Kate Brown and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsa…

Dams were a big part of salmon decline, but not all of it, a NOAA Fisheries spokesman says. "So they must be part of the solution." NOAA has looked at salmon recovery and the effects of dam br…

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Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson has floated a $33.5 billion plan to boost salmon recovery, remove four dams on the lower Snake River and impose a 35-year moratorium on dam-related environmental litigation.

Sierra Nevada snowpack at the end of March remains 39% below average – the same as when the month began – and California farmers fear a drier-than-usual summer.

Although sales for bonds to fund refurbishment of the Wallowa Lake Dam were supposed to begin this month, the Oregon Legislature had to put that on hold for a year because the COVID-19 pandemi…

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little has authorized transferring $50 million from the general fund to the state’s Water Management Fund to help pay for enlarging the Anderson Ranch Dam, stabilizing the wate…

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Under the original proposal, the Oregon Health Authority would use eminent domain to secure conservation easements that restrict activities affecting water on private property.

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Seventeen environmental groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity and Spokane Riverkeeper, oppose Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson's $33.5 billion salmon recovery plan, saying it would set …