Agency targets several project types
The early forecast shows a shortfall to senior water rights in the upcoming irrigation season, but it’s too early to know whether that will occur.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A California irrigation district has filed a legal challenge to a plan designed to protect a water source that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West.
Erosion hits some areas
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The federal government should take action to protect fish runs in the Willamette River, according to a national conservation group.
PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Federal legislation has been introduced to settle one of the largest outstanding water rights claims in Utah.
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Republican Congressman Dan Newhouse contends that criticism of speeding up a study looking at removing four lower Snake River dams smells like an attempt to undermine t…
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.
Wells farther than 500 feet from waterways won’t be subject to pumping shutdowns in Oregon’s Upper Klamath basin for two irrigation seasons under new regulations.
Locations for many of basin's water uses not known
The Swalley Irrigation District in Central Oregon has received $11.2 million in federal funding to convert 16.6 miles of open canals to more efficient, water-saving pipes.
Sediment basin began operating recently
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 …
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.
Most reservoirs and natural lakes are expected to fill this year.
Special consideration for funding will be given to projects that address water quantity and quality.
PHOENIX (AP) — A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump.
INDEPENDENCE, Ore. — How much water does a hazelnut tree need to produce the best crop?
Must benefit more than one organization
Idaho’s newly elected FFA state officers want to reach as many members as possible to help them reach their full potential.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Researchers are working to better measure how much water is lost to evaporation at the nation's two largest reservoirs as part of effort they say could lead to new water manag…
A major bureaucratic obstacle to cleaning out Oregon drainage ditches would be reduced under a bill that’s overcome environmental objections to clear a key legislative committee.
Forecasts of low summer streamflows and an outlook for dry warm weather has prompted Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to declare droughts in the Yakima, Okanogan and Methow drainages.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency in the Methow, Okanogan and Upper Yakima basins.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says the cleanup of a gasoline spill near the Lochsa River in north-central Idaho is going well and could be completed soon.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to help state officials cap what are thought to be hundreds of artesian wells across southern Idaho has been signed into law by Republican Gov. Brad Little.
Idaho check stations inspected 18% more watercraft last year compared to 2017 as the the state ramps up the battle to stop invasive species such as quagga and zebra mussels.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation that supporters say is critical to preserving a historic water agreement between two sets of water users and is intended to…
Washington snowpack dropped to 80% of normal on April 1. Some farmland could be short irrigation water this summer unless there’s a lot more precipitation soon and temperatures don’t rise too fast.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two members of Arizona's congressional delegation introduced legislation Tuesday, April 2, on a plan to address a shrinking supply of water from a river that serves 40 …
MALIN — At the first sign that one of about 70 of her meat goats was ready to give birth, Ally Crawford rushed into action.
Negotiators from Canada and the U.S. will meet again April 10-11 in Victoria, British Columbia, to discuss the future of the Columbia River Treaty.
OLYMPIA — Farm groups restated their worries Thursday that a new program to shrink agriculture's carbon footprint will shove aside other environmental matters such as mud and manure.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government sued California on Thursday over a water policy it said violates the state's environmental protection law.
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it has designated four counties in Arizona and 21 counties in New Mexico as primary disaster centers eligible for emergency loans because…
Any national effort to rebuild America’s highways, roads and bridges should also include fixing western water structures, a group of water and agricultural interests tell Congress.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A plan that outlines how seven states will deal with declining flows in a major river in the U.S. West is getting its first hearing in Congress.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation that supporters say is critical to preserving a historic water agreement between two sets of water users and is intended to prevent declines in a giant Idaho aq…
KAHLOTUS, Wash. — Brian Cochrane is usually working in his wheat fields by mid-February.
Area soils can dry quickly, especially at sandier upper end
Constructed wetlands project logs five years of sediment-removal results
Legislation including authorization of improved water management and supply in the Yakima Basin was signed into law by President Donald Trump, March 12, as Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and othe…
Approximately 100 people gathered March 19 to celebrate a pair of project milestones at the Tumalo Irrigation District and Three Sisters Irrigation District, which are working to convert miles…
Addresses concerns expressed by mitigation banks
Snowpack star: NRCS Snow Survey's Ron Abramovich to retire
Irrigation, soil projects sought
Snowpack in some basins totals 200 percent of normal
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service issued its monthly Oregon Water Supply Report for March, showing a dramatic turnaround in snowpack compared to the beginning of February.
Indicates good season for irrigation
Would add tools for enforcing aquifer settlement agreement
Washington snowpack fell slightly from Feb. 25 to March 4 but basically is holding steady. It is being helped by cold temperatures but could drop quickly if temperatures warm and there’s not m…
Legislation including authorization of improved water management and supply in the Yakima Basin has now passed both houses of Congress and is headed to the president for signature.
More irrigators could be required to report water usage to Oregon regulators under proposed legislation that agriculture groups worry will have unintended consequences and limited benefits.
Routine Columbia-Snake lock closures set for March 2 for annual maintenance.