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Delta tunnels project reaches key milestone as opponents may sue
Delta tunnels project reaches key milestone as opponents may sue
California’s Department of Water Resources has certified that Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed twin tunnels project meets state environmental requirements. Restore the Delta, a staunch opponent of the project, is preparing litigation to stop it.

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Idaho Supreme Court rejects city’s water mitigation plan
Idaho Supreme Court rejects city’s water mitigation plan
The city of Blackfoot plans to purchase water rights from farms to mitigate for a water obligation, following a recent adverse ruling by the Idaho Supreme Court.
Irrigators want investigation of fish management
Irrigators want investigation of fish management
Temperatures were high and flows were low in the Columbia-Snake river system in the spring of 2015, yet fisheries managers ignored requests by NOAA to begin barging juvenile salmon and steelhead downriver, an irrigator group argues in seeking an...
California county uses eminent domain in water fight with LA
The latest move by Inyo County comes after years of efforts by Los Angeles to make amends for taking the region’s land and water.
Upper Snake irrigators pass peak demand with full reservoirs
Upper Snake irrigators pass peak demand with full reservoirs
Canal companies in Eastern Idaho have begun to scale back their diversions as grain acres come off of their systems, but they still have all of their reservoir storage remaining.
Fair exhibit touts water conservation even in wet years
Fair exhibit touts water conservation even in wet years
The state Department of Water Resources exhibit on the farm at the California State Fair urges attendees to make conservation a lifestyle even after wet winters.
Farmers bank on the value of wetlands
Farmers bank on the value of wetlands
Wetland mitigation banking centerpiece
Blue-green algae bloom kills 32 cattle in S. Oregon
Blue-green algae bloom kills 32 cattle in S. Oregon
Ranchers should be diligent and check all water sources for anything atypical. If they see anything suspicious, they should keep livestock away from the water and call the local OSU Extension office. Not all blue-green algae is toxic.
State to hold another round of meetings on Oroville project
State to hold another round of meetings on Oroville project
The California Department of Water Resources will host another round of meetings to update area residents on the progress of the $275.4 million Oroville Dam reconstruction.
Legal Battle Drives Dam Managers To Extraordinary Salmon Research

On a research boat on the Columbia River, Laurie Weitkamp with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grabs two buckets filled with water and about a dozen young salmon and steelhead.

“Ooh, we got some steelies!” she...

Washington irrigation innovator, Ron Van Gundy, dies
Washington irrigation innovator, Ron Van Gundy, dies
Water resources 'titan' dies at age 73

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