Newsom forbids water shut-offs despite nonpayment
Gov. Gavin Newsom yesterday said California's water providers may not discontinue service while the state continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic even if customers aren't paying their bills.
Judge who ordered overhaul of Columbia River system dies
Former U.S. Judge James Redden, who repeatedly ordered federal managers of the Columbia River's hydropower dams to do more to protect the region's iconic salmon, died Tuesday. He was 91.
Settlement forces more water down Klamath River
The Bureau of Reclamation will send more water down the Klamath River from Oregon to Northern California to aid struggling salmon runs under a settlement with a Native American tribe and fishing groups announced this week.
EPA ditches wetland case that hit high court in 2012
After a dozen years of litigation, the Trump administration is dropping a closely watched Clean Water Act case concerning whether an Idaho couple's property qualifies as a wetland.
Court won't revisit ruling on river temperature limits
A federal appeals court today rejected the Trump administration's request to reconsider a ruling forcing EPA to set temperature standards for the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.