Voice of the Project

Voice of The Project

  • The Ephrata Field Office of the Bureau of Reclamation (EFO) maintains a 24/7 Irrigation Operations Center for the Columbia Basin Project (CBP) during the nine-month irrigation season using a combinati...

  • Flood control on the Columbia River is vital to numerous industries in the Basin including irrigation. The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) contains the agreed-upon rules for holding back or passing throug...

  • South Columbia Basin Irrigation District (District) has long been interested in pumping water from the Esquatzel Diversion Canal (EDC) into the Pasco Pump Lateral (PPL). The EDC and the PPL cross each...

  • Each year, by October 1st, Congress must enact 12 appropriations bills to fund the operation of the Federal Government for the next fiscal year. When Congress fails to get the bills passed, Continuing...

  • The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is legislation historically passed by Congress every two years. This legislation largely focuses on water projects under the Army Corps of Engineers and incl...

  • At the most basic level, electric power in the northwest is generated by the dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, along with a few other facilities. ...

  • 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...

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