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Some Eastern Oregon Farms Run Out Of Water

OPB | July 29, 2015 1:40 p.m. | Vale, Oregon

Eastern Oregon farmers said they knew going into the summer that water would be limited.

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Oregon Cities Urge Conservation As Water Supplies Dry Up

Statesman Journal | July 28, 2015 1:29 p.m.

At least a dozen cities, including Keizer, Silverton, Molalla, Lake Oswego and Bend have implemented Stage 1 voluntary conservation measures.

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Distressed Trees Prompt Early Watering Reminder

OPB | July 24, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

With high temperatures around Oregon, the Oregon Department of Forestry reminds people to water their trees.

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Port Angeles, Washington, Voters To Weigh In On Fluoride In Water

AP | July 23, 2015 9:42 a.m.

Voters in Port Angeles, Washington, likely will decide in November whether the city should stop adding fluoride to the city's water system after doing so for nearly a decade.

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Governor Declares Drought In 3 More Oregon Counties

AP | July 21, 2015 4:38 p.m. | GRANTS PASS, Ore.

With Tuesday's declaration, 23 out of 36 counties are under drought emergencies. The new ones are Curry, Hood River and Union counties.

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NW Fish Survival Tested By Warm Waters And Low Stream Flows

KUOW/EarthFix | July 21, 2015 11:48 a.m. | Port Angeles, Wash.

As river levels drop and water temperatures rise, Northwest states are limiting fishing in the hopes that will help more wild salmon and trout survive the summer drought.

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Water Usage Down 30 Percent In Junction City

The Register Guard | July 14, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Junction City, Oregon

It has been a week since Junction City declared a “moderate” water emergency and enacted citywide restrictions, and water usage already has decreased by 30 percent, City Administrator Jason Knope said Monday.

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Diesel Spill Reported At Port of Siuslaw Marina

AP | July 10, 2015 2:10 p.m. | Florence, Oregon

The U.S. Coast Guard and others are cleaning up a diesel spill at the Port of Siuslaw's commercial marina.

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Northwest Water Supplies Dropping Amid Drought Conditions

OPB/EarthFix | July 10, 2015 2 p.m. | Portland

The hottest June on record for Oregon and Washington came on the heels an unusually warm winter and spring. Now, Northwest rivers are running at or near all-time lows and cities with water reserves are drawing them down.

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Toxic Algae Blooms Found In 3 N. Idaho Lakes

AP | July 10, 2015 9:35 a.m. | Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

State officials issued a health advisory Friday for Hayden Lake in northern Idaho after confirming the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom.