irrigation

Shielded Native American Sites Thrust Into Debate Over Dams
BOISE (AP) — A little-known federal program that avoids publicity to protect from looters the thousands of Native American sites it's tasked with managing has been caught up in a big net.
The Federal Columbia River System Cultural Resources Program tracks some 4,000 historical sites that a…
Sen. Cantwell’s Bill Aims to Address Water Issues in Yakima
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell has introduced legislation aimed at ensuring a reliable supply of water for farmers, municipalities, fish, tribes and others in the Yakima River Basin.
The Democratic senator from Washington was in Yakima Wednesday to announce a bill that moves ahead with a long-term water…
Program Using Beavers to Restore Rivers
In a heavily irrigated Washington valley where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to one of nature's best engineers to help restore streams and salmon habitat.
Landowners typically trap or kill beavers that block irrigation canals and flood homes in the Yakima…