Voice of the Project

Voice of The Project

  • Nearly 170 people attended the League’s 2018 Conference, held November 1 in Moses Lake, for a day focused on Columbia Basin Project information and updates. In keeping with the theme of the event – “M...

  • Can the chemical and physical characteristics of concrete surfaces prevent weed, algae, and moss growth in irrigation canals? The Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District (QCBID) has partnered with t...

  • Flow measurements are critical for calculating correct discharge on rivers, streams, and canals. The Columbia Basin Project (CBP) has traditionally measured flow by use of mechanical flow meters. Use ...

  • With the 2018 elections in the rear-view mirror, legislators and all the others who participate in policymaking are getting geared up for the 2019 Legislative Session which will start on January 14th....

  • 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. ...

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