BOZEMAN, Mont. — Snow arrived early in some parts of Montana, but it didn’t keep coming. And, what snow that did come decided to skip the southern portions of some southwestern Montana river drainages.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A new Biological Assessment released this week by Bureau of Reclamation aims to help other federal agencies create a 2019 Biological Opinion that guides how to protect ESA-listed species in the Klamath Basin while also providing more certainty for On-Project irrigators …

DESHLER, Neb. — Reinke Manufacturing Co. has recognized Rain for Rent, with locations in Idaho Falls, Nampa and Paul, as well as locations in California and Arizona, as one of the top 10 highest-selling dealerships throughout the United States and Canada, in acknowledgment of the company’s m…

NAMPA — The Idaho Irrigation Equipment Show & Conference will showcase the latest information in the irrigation industry next week at the Nampa event.

LEBANON, Tenn. — The Trump administration on Tuesday called on farmers to throw their support behind a proposal to withdraw Obama-era restrictions on many of the country’s waterways and wetlands.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Project Drought Response Agency announced Dec. 14 that the agency has approximately $9.2 million in the bank for disbursement to qualified applicants due to this past summer’s drought.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath River stakeholders from the headwaters in Oregon to where it flows into the Pacific Ocean in Northern California gathered last week in Medford seeking common ground on solutions to water usage, among other topics.

OSGOOD — New Sweden Irrigation District members insisted on retaining their heritage while modernizing a major head gate near Osgood. When engineers advised them to tear down the 127-year-old Great Western Canal head gate, they refused.

LOGAN, Utah —As the Cache Water Conservancy District prepares to redo the water master plan, board member Jeannie Simmonds said conservation and instream flow will be important issues.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki requested Monday that a state water supply task force study the needs of agriculture water users in the Skagit River watershed.

BOISE — A potentially historic request to transfer water from the Treasure Valley to Elmore County received support from state legislators on the final day of public testimony, but opponents and advocates remain wary of the potential effect on the Boise River.

BOISE — The Idaho Water Resource Board is projecting that it will recharge approximately 170,000 acre-feet of water into the East Snake Plain Aquifer in winter 2018-19, a lower amount than the 250,000 acre-foot annual goal.

LARAMIE, Wyo. — With forecasters increasingly expectant of an El Niño in the first months of 2019, Albany County is currently on track to bring irrigators ample water, and possible flooding, next year.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Tribes on Thursday announced they have withdrawn a lawsuit regarding lake levels in Upper Klamath Lake against the Bureau of Reclamation.

WORDEN — Jason and Victoria Flowers walk through the fields on their family’s property on a mild November afternoon, pointing toward acreage that’s been part of the Walking Wetlands program through U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for more than 10 years.

LARAMIE, Wyo. — With forecasters increasingly expectant of an El Niño in the first months of 2019, Albany County is currently on track to bring irrigators ample water, and possible flooding, next year.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Tribes on Thursday announced they have withdrawn a lawsuit regarding lake levels in Upper Klamath Lake against the Bureau of Reclamation.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Department of Interior official Alan Mikkelsen — who spent the week in Klamath Falls and Medford — said he will return to the Klamath Basin next month to continue water talks, but that he has no plans to reach out to the Klamath Tribes based on their last interaction.

NAMPA — Owners of 58 Ada and Canyon County properties have been warned that they now face the possibility of their properties being sold at public auction because they have failed to pay a total of $27,830 in irrigation taxes for the past three years, according to a news release from the Nam…

Idaho Department of Water Resources officials say they’re in the home stretch of an effort to get thousands of irrigation wells that draw from the East Snake Plain Aquifer fitted with flow meters.

BOISE — Whether to pump water from Anderson Ranch Reservoir into Elmore County-based Little Camas Reservoir will likely be decided by the potential economic impact to the Treasure Valley.

TREASURE VALLEY — In southwestern Idaho, the Idaho Department of Water Resources anticipates 2019 will be an average year in terms of the water supply for irrigators, although there is a lot of uncertainty about this winter’s climate projections. The area of primary concern for next year’s w…

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Students at Klamath Community College are learning more about local water issues thanks to a scholarship provided by a local producer.

To share the outlook for the 2019 irrigation season, the Natural Resources Conservation Service is co-hosting a free public discussion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in Boise.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The 2018 water year in the Klamath Basin was as wild as a rollercoaster ride by some accounts, with a collective sigh of relief coming at the end of the season by many in the ag community.

BOISE — A $4.3 million loan to the North Fremont Canal System was approved last week for Phase 3 of the Marysville gravity-pressurized irrigation pipeline project, which will include a new diversion structure and about 16 miles of gravity-pressurized irrigation pipeline for farmers in the no…

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Oilfield byproduct water is now a resource instead of a waste, and that new resource may improve the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers.

Water managers are cautiously optimistic about the 2019 irrigation season in eastern Idaho. Their positive outlook is based on carryover water from this past season and the winter forecast.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Students at Klamath Community College are learning more about local water issues thanks to a scholarship provided by a local producer.

Key provisions for water relief in the Klamath Basin of Oregon and northern California are included in a major piece of legislation signed into law on Tuesday by President Donald Trump.

DENVER — President Donald Trump on Oct. 19 ordered the government to speed up environmental reviews and streamline regulations he says are hindering work on major water projects in Western states.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Skagit County agricultural representatives on a state water supply task force requested Oct. 3 that the task force takes a comprehensive look at research done on the Skagit River watershed.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The U.S. Senate voted 99-1 Oct. 4 to pass the America’s Water and Infrastructure Act of 2018, which includes provisions that are vital to Klamath Project water users.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The weather in the Klamath Basin may be seasonably pleasant, but the climate of long-term water agreement talks for Interior Department’s Alan Mikkelsen has been stormy as of late.

POCATELLO — While some high-elevation areas in Idaho received snow in August this year — a fairly unusual occurrence — it’s not yet clear how much more the Gem State will be getting in the months ahead.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath River Renewal Corp. last week put out its request for proposals for removal of the four hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River: Iron Gate, Copco No. 1 and 2 in California; and J.C. Boyle in Oregon.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The U.S. House of Representatives passed major legislation earlier this month, with key provisions promising $10 million annually over the next four years for Klamath Reclamation Project irrigators.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The Kittitas County Commissioners voted to move forward with a draft of solar regulations for the county at a meeting Monday.

The Skagit Conservation District is considering asking the Skagit County Board of Commissioners to institute a tax to help pay for the district’s services.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — After of a summer of a solid water supply, water officials are preparing for the possibility of a warm, wet winter.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Irrigation District Manager John Wolf and office specialist Linda Seater have each been on paid administrative leave for nearly one month.

TREMONTON, Utah — Along with much of the western United States, Utah’s Box Elder County remains in a persistent state of drought as any significant amount of rainfall continues to elude the area.

PRESTON — According to the United States Drought Monitor, Franklin County is experiencing moderate drought.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The federal Bureau of Reclamation has agreed to reimburse the Drought Response Agency for water given to the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge and the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge at a rate of $360 per acre feet of water.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue gave details Tuesday of actions the USDA will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials' proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in the C…

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Twenty years ago, if someone had asked Alan Mikkelsen if he would climb Mount Everest, he said he might have packed his backpack.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A group tasked with facilitating the disbursement of $10.3 million in drought relief funds authorized by Congress’s Omnibus spending bill has hired a legal team and formed a committee to negotiate terms of a contract with the Bureau of Reclamation.

POCATELLO — The Southeast Regional Office of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has been notified by the irrigation company managing Treasureton Reservoir near Preston that repairs on the dam are necessary.

DRIGGS — A group of local stakeholders have banded together to pursue an ambitious goal: recharging the Teton Basin aquifer.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath County court case that could affect both endangered Lost River and shortnose sucker and the outcome of the irrigation season in the Klamath Basin has been moved from San Francisco to Portland, with a hearing date yet to be determined.