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Late storms brighten SW Oregon water outlook
Craig Reed/For the Capital Press
Late storms brighten SW Oregon water outlook
Several snow storms in the mountains and rain showers in the valleys during March and into April have been key in improving the region’s water conditions.

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Snohomish Conservation District honors farmers
Snohomish Conservation District honors farmers
Snohomish Conservation District hands out awards
Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses
Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border
OWRD approves emergency rules for Klamath Basin
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The Oregon Water Resources Commission has approved emergency temporary rules granting preferences to water rights for human consumption in Klamath County, as well as livestock watering in the Williamson River Basin.
Judge: Oregon farmer liable for Clean Water Act violation
Judge: Oregon farmer liable for Clean Water Act violation
A judge has found that Oregon farmer Bill Case should be held liable for violating the Clean Water Act without a jury trial.
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Piping to save water in Tumalo Irrigation District
Piping to save water in Tumalo Irrigation District
The NRCS has released its draft environmental report for the Tumalo Irrigation District — Irrigation Modernization Project, which seeks to convert nearly 70 miles of open ditch to closed pipe.
Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon
Critics also blame the giant dams for killing wild salmon, an iconic species in the Northwest.
Conservation district to Hangman Creek farmers: Tell your story
Conservation district to Hangman Creek farmers: Tell your story
Spokane Conservation District staffers met with farmers in the watershed to offer help and advice on addressing water quality.
Idaho water outlook looks good for irrigation season
Idaho water outlook looks good for irrigation season
Even the Owyhee River Basin, containing just below one-third its average snowpack, should generate adequate supply for water users, thanks to ample amounts carried over in storage in Owyhee Reservoir from past years.
Oregon governor declares drought in Grant County
Grant County becomes the second county in Oregon to officially declare drought.

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