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Two more Oregon counties in drought
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Two more Oregon counties in drought
Baker and Douglas counties are the latest to receive an emergency drought declaration from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

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Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought
The chemicals, called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, were used in goods such as fire-suppressing foam, nonstick pans and fast-food wrappers.
Idaho Supreme Court OKs delaying water battle arguments
The Idaho Supreme Court will postpone arguments surrounding a key water battle to allow parties on both sides of the case to discuss a possible settlement
EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time
This spring, groundwater testing ordered by the EPA had found heightened levels of pollutants at plants in numerous states.
Wyoming develops unique solutions to water supply
Wyoming develops unique solutions to water supply
Public input was the key to garnering support for Wyoming’s water strategy, which includes improvements to existing dams and building small reservoirs.
Trump’s move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks
Trump’s order directs the EPA and Corps to consider adopting the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s 2006 definition, which could hit mitigation banking hard.
Western Innovator: Rain garden becomes biofilter
Western Innovator: Rain garden becomes biofilter
Called swales, the plants and soil keep pollutants out of river, aquifer.
Inspectors find Quagga mussels on 3 boats in northern Utah
The Division of Wildlife Resource says it discovered three boats in northern Utah that were infested with quagga mussels
Idaho Supreme Court asked to delay water battle arguments
The state’s highest court has not yet responded to the motion as of Friday, according to the court clerk.
Ecology curtails water rights as Western Washington dries
Ecology curtails water rights as Western Washington dries
Western Washington irrigators receive curtailment notices
Reclamation chief revitalizes agency’s infrastructure mission
Reclamation chief revitalizes agency’s infrastructure mission
It’s a new day at the Bureau of Reclamation with the agency focusing on water infrastructure projects, according to the top administrator.

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