TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights.

Landowners and conservation professionals are excited about a new type of woody structure that mimics beaver dams. The benefits are similar — they store water, slow down runoff in streams and enhance fish and wildlife habitat.

REXBURG — The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer water level dropped slightly in the past year, but aquifer spring flows are showing a general upward trend overall, indicating that the aquifer is still rebounding as a result of wet winters, ESPA recharge flows, water reductions by ground water irri…

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to consult with other federal agencies about nearly two dozen water diversion projects in central Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley that could be harming salmon, steelhead and bull trout.

SODA SPRINGS — J.R. Simplot Co. has rerouted a stream away from tainted waste rock and built a $30 million water treatment plant in its efforts to keep selenium out of the water supply near its Smoky Canyon Mine.

BOISE — Spending time outdoors is a hobby for many Idahoans, but for Ron Abramovich, it’s been a way of life. Abramovich is retiring from his post as a water supply specialist at the Natural Resources Conservation Service, an arm of the USDA, after 29 years as the go-to water supply expert.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Despite snowstorms in Skagit County in early February and a flurry in March, there’s less snowpack than normal in the North Cascades.

RIGBY —The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has increased discharges through Jackson, Palisades, Island Park and American Falls Dams to exceed the current inflows.

LOGAN, Utah — Drip irrigation is a highly efficient irrigation method well suited to many fruit and vegetable row crops.

DESHLER, Neb. — Reinke Manufacturing has recognized Irrigation Systems in Blackfoot with a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s marketing year success. The dealership was honored during Reinke’s annual convention in Spokane, Wash.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Basin Area Office will deliver at least 322,000 acre feet of water — or a 92% allocation — rather than a full 350,000 from Upper Klamath Lake to the Klamath Project this summer and fall.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For those in Klamath Falls who cannot make it to the Oregon Water Resources Commission meeting on April 12 in Salem, the Oregon Water Resources Department has you covered.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Bureau of Reclamation announced the beginning of flood control operations on the Upper Klamath Lake with increased releases having started Monday, according to a news release.

DESHLER, Neb. — Reinke Manufacturing has recognized Irrigation Systems in Blackfoot with a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s marketing year success. The dealership was honored during Reinke’s annual convention in Spokane, Wash.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Basin Area Office will deliver at least 322,000 acre feet of water — or a 92% allocation — rather than a full 350,000 from Upper Klamath Lake to the Klamath Project this summer and fall.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Water rushed forth into the A Canal in Klamath Falls Tuesday afternoon as Fritz Frisendahl and Scott Cheyne of the Klamath Irrigation District opened the headgates via the control panel.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For those in Klamath Falls who cannot make it to the Oregon Water Resources Commission meeting on April 12 in Salem, the Oregon Water Resources Department has you covered.

LOGAN, Utah — Salts are naturally occurring, soluble minerals in areas where soil evaporation and plant water use (or transpiration) are both high and precipitation is low. In that scenario, dissolved minerals concentrate over time as the extraction of essentially pure water leaves the solub…

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County commissioners entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Klamath River Renewal Corp. to address local construction and road and traffic concerns with KRRC’s proposal to remove four Klamath River dams.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — It may be a unique situation when a dam removal might mean more water for farmers instead of less, but the Klamath Basin is a unique place.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Even with a significant increase in precipitation and snowpack, the Klamath Project isn’t in the clear for a full water delivery this upcoming season.

LOS ANGELES — California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday.

CHALLIS — February shaped up as one for the record books as far as snow totals in Idaho, according to a report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

LARAMIE, Wyo. — When National Weather Service hydrologist Jim Fahey made his first “flood outlook” graphic of 2019 last month, the watersheds near Laramie and Saratoga were the only ones in Wyoming identified as having “moderate” flood potential this year.

EMMETT —While the heavy snow of two years ago appears to have been avoided by much of Gem County this winter, a wetter than normal February has provided a mixed bag of good and cautionary news moving into spring.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. —Seven of Oregon’s snow monitoring stations broke records for snowpack level for February, but drought conditions are still declared in some parts of the state.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Many of those who spoke about rules being proposed by Oregon Water Resources Department were opposed at least in part to changes that could impact the next two irrigation seasons in the Klamath Basin.

CHALLIS —The varied January weather across Idaho is reflected in the state’s snowpack, the monthly water supply outlook report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service shows.

OLENE, Ore. — When he’s not leaving fresh cross-country ski tracks outside his home in Olene, just east of Klamath Falls, Dan Keppen’s path as executive director of the Family Farm Alliance takes him all over the country, from conferences in Nevada and Colorado to testifying before Congress …

SALEM, Ore. — After a slow start, wintry weather has walloped Oregon, with the snowpack surpassing the norm by as much as 160 percent in some parts of the state and Gov. Kate Brown declaring an emergency Feb. 28 in 10 counties.

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — It’s been nearly 15 years since Jed Freitas started installing water systems through his business Freitas Rangeland Improvements LLC. Since that time, Freitas has installed around 1,000 solar pumps on a yearly average of 65 pumps or so. His jobs range from just putting in th…

GRANGEVILLE (AP) — Officials say snowpack levels in northern Idaho and eastern Washington have improved over the last month, but both states could still be heading for an abnormally dry summer.

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Charles Cook and Suezan Hill-Cook didn’t think much of a medical marijuana growing operation when it set up shop next to their home near Redmond in 2015. Over the next few years, however, they and other neighbors grew increasingly frustrated with the noise, smells and traff…

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Winter storms that dumped snow this month have helped Oregon’s snowpack recover after lower-than-normal measurements — a boon for farmers and ranchers who have endured dry conditions recently.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The federal Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Basin Area Office continues to operate under the 2013 Biological Opinion while a new document is being created, along with the court-ordered injunction in place to guide the Klamath Project, according Moss Driscoll, who shared…

CHALLIS — Lost River Highway District officials want to form an exploratory committee to determine if people want to create a flood control tax district along the Big Lost River.

BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday signed HB 1, the Treasure Valley water rights settlement bill, into law, and praised the collaborative process that brought all sides together on it.

BOISE (NRCS) — January’s weather varied across the state and that was reflected in changes in Idaho’s snowpack, according to the February Water Supply Outlook Report released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — So far this water year, which began in October, precipitation levels in the Klamath Basin have measured better than in 2018, but the National Weather Service said the outlook for the water year isn’t looking good.

With the reopening of the federal government, water talks among the so-called “Coalition of the Willing” are scheduled to resume Tuesday and Wednesday in Medford at the Bureau of Land Management Office.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon water regulators may scale back the number of wells subject to pumping shutdowns in the Upper Klamath Basin but some irrigators remain uneasy about the proposal.

BOISE — Legislation to end years of litigation and help finalize a settlement agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho is headed to the governor’s desk following a unanimous Senate vote on Tuesday.

BOISE — About $21 million in federal funds have been appropriated to Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington to help keep invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of state waters.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Former executive director of Klamath Water Users Association Scott White recalls when he first started feeling the pressure associated with his job beginning to rise.

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 …

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.

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…