Stories tagged: irrigation
Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Body of missing man found in irrigation ditch
Authorities have found the body of a Moses Lake man who has been missing since late April.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Report: Washington growers should have plenty of water
If the weather cooperates this spring and early summer, there should be plentiful water for local growers, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reports. In their March forecast, bureau officials estimate …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
Save water by paying attention to soil, plant needs
As much as I’ve been enjoying these beautiful, sunny days, our unseasonably high temperatures are a little alarming. While I don’t have a crystal ball to predict this summer’s weather, …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 10:47 a.m.
Orchardist fined $73,530 for illegal irrigation during drought
A Columbia County orchardist is being fined $73,530 for illegally irrigating a 100-acre apple and pear orchard after being ordered to stop during Washington’s historic drought, state officials said.
Thu., June 25, 2015, midnight
Rich Landers: Rocky Ford Creek’s higher water level contrast to norm
Consider yourself an old timer if you’ve seen the St. Joe River this low in late June. The flows this week were 28 percent below the low-flow record set in …
Sun., June 21, 2015, midnight
Water management affects every living thing
California is dominating the headlines in this year’s drought, but other western states, including Washington, also have costly major ongoing issues with water management. Everyone’s affected in one way or …
Thu., June 4, 2015, midnight
Editorial: Don’t allow litigation to divert wise use of Columbia basin water
In July 2012, The Spokesman-Review editorialized enthusiastically in support of new ways of paying for major irrigation system expansions in the Columbia Basin. Enthusiastically, and prematurely.
UPDATED: Tue., May 20, 2014, 1 p.m.
Federal water can’t be used to irrigate marijuana
The U.S. Interior Department said Tuesday it doesn’t want federal irrigation water being used to grow marijuana in Washington, Colorado or anywhere else.
Mon., July 8, 2013, midnight
Farmers may soon get surface water
Surface water may be as close as ever for some Columbia Basin farmers who have been watching their groundwater slip away. The state Department of Ecology has water rights in …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2011, midnight
Study: Summer water supply to dwindle
Population growth will ramp up demand for water in arid Eastern Washington over the next 20 years, even as climate change alters flows in the Columbia River and its tributaries, …
Sat., March 14, 2009, midnight
‘Water is the Story’
Irrigation gave life to Spokane Valley, and now the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is giving new life to the area’s farming history with a special exhibit on irrigation. Bringing water …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2007, midnight
Sprinkler systems to be installed at Minnehaha Park
Spokane parks irrigation specialists are taking on another sprinkler installation at Minnehaha Park during the off-season this fall and winter. The city Parks and Recreation Department has been using in-house …