Columbia Basin Project, photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation
Grand Coulee Dam, photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation
Lake Kachess, photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation
Tieton River, photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation
By Brady Dennis and Dino Grandoni
November 07, 2018 07:49 AM
Efforts to nudge the nation away from burning fossil fuels and toward harnessing renewable sources of energy were rejected by voters Tuesday across a swath of resource-rich Western states.
Voters in Arizona, one of the nation’s most sun-soaked states, handily shot down a measure that would have accelerated its shift toward generating electricity from renewables, particularly solar. Residents in oil- and gas-rich Colorado defeated a measure to sharply limit drilling on state-owned land........read article
BY Annette Cary
November 06, 2018 09:21 PM
Updated 8 hours 34 minutes ago
KENNEWICK, WA -- Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., will be returning to Washington, D.C., to represent the Tri-Cities in Congress for a third term.......read article
WSUV researcher studies climate, drought
She connects dots between climatic events and famine amid rising global temperatures
By Dameon Pesanti
November 05, 2018 06:00 AM
The world’s most catastrophic drought and subsequently deadly famine of the last 800 years was less than a century and a half ago.
Now, a Washington State University Vancouver researcher has uncovered the climatic events that gave rise to the Great Drought and warns that rising global temperatures could make a similar drought even worse — should it happen in the modern era.........read article
2018 Top Priorities
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Executive Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
• Aging infrastructure/Federal funding for water projects
• Columbia River Treaty modernization
The Washington State Water Resources Association (WSWRA) is the coordinating agency for irrigation districts in Washington State. WSWRA represents over 100 irrigation districts and companies that deliver water to over 1.1 million acres of irrigated agriculture in the state. The association has a 15-member board of directors made up of irrigation district directors and managers.
The WSWRA’s mission is to promote the responsible stewardship of the water of the state, to protect irrigated lands for present and future generations, and to preserve the water rights and interests of irrigation districts and irrigation companies in Washington State.
Irrigation in Washington State is dedicated to providing water through modern means of water delivery and conservation techniques. Change is a constant in the water delivery world as irrigation districts work to meet the challenges of the day. WSWRA provides the forum for the exchange of ideas that lead to the betterment of the industry as a whole.
The major priorities in 2018 for WSWRA’s members include the support of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan and the Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program, as well as addressing Bureau of Reclamation administrative gridlock.
Executive Office Contacts
Executive Director - Tom Myrum
Administrative Assistant - Jen Dunnagan
Government Relations Consultant - Mike Schwisow
Executive Office Location
626 Columbia Street NW, Suite 2D
Olympia, WA 98501
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