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Irrigators Prepare For Less Water


Farmers and ranchers have been warned of impending water curtailments. The Deschutes Basin Board of Control announced last week that dwindling levels on the Deschutes will mean lower water availability.

U.S. tribal nations deal with a legacy of poor drinking water

Scholars say access to safe drinking water and reliable sanitation is a problem for nearly half of Indigenous people in the U.S. But the COVID-19 pandemic, Prof. Tanana said, brought new attention to health issues on reservations and long-standing problems with safe water.

Dam demolition begins on Klamath River

Bend Bulletin

The first of four hydroelectric dams slated for removal on the Klamath River is coming down. Crews recently began demolishing Copco 2 — the smallest of the four dams — officially kicking off what has been described as the largest dam removal project in U.S. history.

Merkley: Ag bill that passed out of committee includes $5 million for Arnold, N. Unit Irrigation canal piping projects


Sen. Jeff Merkley, a D-Ore., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Thursday he secured major investments in Oregon agriculture, rural housing, food assistance, and rural business priorities in the FY24 Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill, including more than $5 million in funding for Oregon community-initiated projects.