Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Flush with water

Central Oregon groundwater at acceptable levels

Employees of Cascade Pump & Irrigation Services construct a new pump for a water well in an unincorporated area west of Redmond last week. Officials say that such pumping removes a relatively small amount of the groundwater that passes through Central Oregon.  ANDY TULLIS

Bulletin

The Bulletin

As California continues to deal with a devastating drought, some may be questioning the availability of water in Central Oregon, specifically groundwater. But even though the region has seen declines in groundwater since the early 1990s, state officials do not foresee future restrictions for water-well drilling in the region.

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WWTP in Washington a triumph of collaboration

Wenatchee World

Cashmere, Wash., celebrated the dedication of a $20 million wastewater treatment plant last week. About $6 million of the funds came from a USDA grant, without which it would have been nearly impossible for ratepayers to cover the cost of the upgraded facilities. The old system would never have met the state's new standards.

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New protection for Rogue River Basin Watershed

KOBI Medford

After more than a year in the works, four watershed councils that make decisions affecting more than a million acres in southern Oregon are coming together to form the "Rogue River Watershed Council” to protect the waters of the Rogue Valley.

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