Voice of the Project

Voice of The Project

  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman and U.S. Department of the Interior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Austin Ewell toured the Columbia Basin Project in mid-June, s...

  • The story of the Columbia Basin Project is one that affects all of us. In addition to the nearly 700,000 acres of irrigated agricultural lands, the Columbia Basin Project is known for its ample recrea...

  • The Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water formed a partnership last year with the Department of Commerce, Small Communities Initiative to work with public drinking water systems on issues rel...

  • Shortly after learning of the almost $2 million in U.S. Bureau of Reclamation FY18 funding for work on the Columbia Basin Project, the League made a trip to Washington D.C. to advocate further for the...

  • During the last week of May, the United States and Canada wrapped up their first two days of negotiations to modernize the 54-year old Columbia River Treaty (CRT). The CRT coordinates power production...

  • In May, the League received news that the Columbia Basin Project (Project) will receive $1.99 million in FY18 discretionary federal funding, with $750,000 toward the Odessa Groundwater Replacement Pro...

  • Meet Marc Maynard, the new BOR Ephrata Field Office Manager. We took the opportunity to ask Marc a few questions to get to know him better. The League is looking forward to working with Marc and conti...

  • The irrigation and reclamation districts (districts) in Washington deliver water to over one million acres of irrigated agriculture across the state each year. It is important that the irrigation can...

  • In advance of the President’s budget, the Columbia Basin Development League (League) staff sent a letter to Secretary Zinke (copying Comm’r. Brenda Burman; Rep. Dan Newhouse; Sen. Patty Murray; and Se...

  • The regular state legislative session alternates in length each year between 105 days and 60 days.  This year’s state session was a short one, but the League still secured dedicated time to speak with...

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