Author: Katlyn Straub

By: Jed Crowther, Development Coordinator, East Columbia Basin Irrigation District Have you ever wondered how the great pyramids were built? Or the Columbia Basin Project? For the Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program (OGWRP), my role is to: Sync the Groundwater Replacement Goal. Work the Water Delivery Plan. Lead...

By: Jennifer Hickenbottom, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation Reclamation, working with project partners, has invested over $40 million in federal funding into the Odessa Ground Water Replacement Program (OGWRP) and supporting activities since 2005. Prior to the completion of the Odessa Subarea Special Study EIS from...

By Kate Walker, Legislative Assistant, Water Strategies The Columbia Basin Development League’s (League) continued advocacy efforts, and the hard work of members of the Washington congressional delegation, have once again benefited Columbia Basin Project stakeholders. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) announced the distribution of additional funds...

The Columbia Basin Development League welcomed three new faces to its Board of Trustees: Jon Erickson (Othello), Russ Kehl (Quincy), and Terry Thompson (Othello). Erickson was board appointed in November – which became effective immediately – to fulfill the term by outgoing trustee Stephen McFadden which...

This fall, League representatives were honored to accept invitations to patriciate in several community events and meetings informing Project stakeholders of the latest Project updates and League accomplishments. Board member Stephen McFadden presented the outcomes of the League’s recently completed Stakeholder Voices Survey at the Lake...

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