Idaho

October 30, 2007--Rancher must pay $40,000 to settle alleged water violations (Denver Post)

A cattle rancher who federal environmental regulators accused of polluting the Snake River with gallons of manure-laced water has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle the case. The rancher also agreed to measures that Environmental Protection Agency officials say will avert possible pollution when heavy rains inundate his southern Idaho feedlot.


May 2007--Idaho threatens to throttle Magic Valley groundwater users (U.S. Water News Online)

The head of Idaho's water department says he will turn off groundwater pumps used by more than 700 Magic Valley farmers later this month if they fail to set aside additional water sought by two senior users...The curtailment decision is part of the agency's ongoing response to demands for additional water sought in 2005 by Blue Lakes Trout Farm and Clear Springs Food's Snake River Farm.


March 14, 2007--Coalition for Idaho water urges NPCC to reject plea for studies, legislation (Idah Water Users Association)

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council was urged by the Coalition for Idaho Water to reject a desperate plea by environmental groups for the Council to support more studies and divisive legislation on dam removal.


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