March 2018

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 continuing our partnership with Reclamation in moving the Columbia...

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 canals are properly maintained so that farmers get the water they need....

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 Sen. Maria Cantwell) in late January, advocating for the Columbia Basin Project (Project) to be...

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman is exceptionally capable and well prepared for her new job. Her résumé reads like a many-years-long western water training program to be commissioner: law school and legal work in Wyoming, followed by working for renowned western water law attorney...