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Judge OKs lawsuit seeking better protection of Puget Sound
Oregon-based environmental group takes on Washington’s Department of Ecology.
Farmers deal huge blow to proposed California water tunnels
The board of Westlands Water District votes to withdraw its participation from WaterFix project.
More water bonds may be put before California voters in 2018
More water bonds may be put before California voters in 2018
Initiatives slated for the June and November 2018 ballots would propose a combined $12.4 billion in water and parks bonds, including a former Natural Resources Agency official’s $8.9 billion proposal for such projects as repairs to the Friant-Kern...
Decision expected soon on proposed Galloway dam project
Decision expected soon on proposed Galloway dam project
The Idaho Water Resource Board expects to make a decision in the next several months on whether to proceed with a proposed new dam and reservoir that would add 700,000 acre-feet of storage capacity on the Weiser River system.
Judge: Mining company in contempt for Idaho water pollution
Atlanta Gold Corp. to pay up to half a million dollars in fines and penalties if they don’t fix the problems by next year.
Orchard gains chance to question Ecology drought decision
Orchard gains chance to question Ecology drought decision
Appeals panel rules Washington orchard can challenge Ecology's decision on drought relief
Water agency chief: Gold Butte boundary change could be good
Zinke’s memo to Trump noted the Mesquite water district’s “historic water rights”.
Outreach planned for Upper Deschutes Basin study
Outreach planned for Upper Deschutes Basin study
A study of the Upper Deschutes Basin in Oregon is examining several options for increasing water storage.
State funding for new commodity buffers on hold
State funding for new commodity buffers on hold
Funding for new “commodity buffers” is on hold until the state passes its capital budget. The Spokane Conservation District is accepting applications for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program through Oct. 16.
NewsBreak: Millions of Californians on hook for water plan
state and local promoters of the tunnels now contend that dozens of local water agencies representing millions of Californians are obligated to help foot the bill.

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