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  • Spokane Valley sizing up water providers within its boundaries

    The city of Spokane Valley is looking at the 16 different water and irrigation districts that provide service to Valley residents.


  • Idaho looks to catalog Palouse Basin water rights

    Idaho is set to begin a lengthy adjudication process to identify and catalog existing water rights in the Palouse River Basin.


  • Court: WSU can pump from aquifer

    OLYMPIA – Washington State University can keep pumping from a Palouse aquifer for its water needs, including to keep its golf course green. The state Supreme Court Thursday upheld WSU’s …


  • Rising water demand has officials looking ahead

    Clean drinking water has never been in short supply in the Spokane area. As the region grows in the coming decades, however, that may change. Water demand in the metro …


  • Instream flow rule proposed for Spokane River’s main stem

    Keeping enough water in the Spokane River at critical times for fish and recreation is the focus of the state’s new effort to adopt instream flows for the river. Instream …


  • High court mulls WSU water rights

    OLYMPIA – Washington State University’s Palouse Ridge Golf Course needs lots of water to stay green in the dry summers – more water than some people think the university has …


  • Water rights for WSU golf course disputed

    OLYMPIA – Washington State University’s Palouse Ridge Golf Course needs lots of water to stay green in the dry summers – more water than some people think the university has …


  • Vote expected Monday on lake level

    Folks who live on North Idaho’s Cocolalla Lake, fish its waters and enjoy its seasons feel strongly about protecting its peaceful waters, year in and year out. They’ve mobilized to …


  • Airway Heights to stop using Parkwest well

    Airway Heights has agreed to stop using a well that has deprived residents outside the city of water they’re entitled to pump. An “agreed order” with the state Department of …


  • Sullivan Lake flows to allow development

    Water releases from Sullivan Lake will allow for more residential development in northeast Washington and provide additional stream flows for fish, wildlife and recreation. The Washington Department of Ecology and …


  • Water use restricted on Little Spokane

    For the ninth time in the past 10 years, water flows on the Little Spokane River have dropped below the state’s minimum flow level.


  • Spokane water rights adjudications to start in 2012

    Spokane County commissioners saw the future this week and it looked like “Waterworld.” Court officials told commissioners the county needs to gear up for a massive adjudication of water rights …


  • Cattle ranchers face fight over right to pump water from wells

    OLYMPIA – Environmentalists and cattlemen clashed Thursday over a decades-old law that allows largely unlimited pumping from wells – with no permit – as long as the water is used …


  • Bill makes water adjudication voluntary

    BOISE – Most North Idaho residents would not have to participate in a controversial water rights adjudication after all under legislation now moving toward final approval. But backers say they’ll …

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