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A federal appeals court has found that the water rights of Klamath Basin tribes take priority over those of farmers who sued the federal government in 2001 for reducing their irrigation water supply after a dry year.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are limiting access to Willamette Valley reservoirs and warning users of potential hazards due to low water levels.
The council agreed to continue the debate until next week, and postpone voting on the design contract for at least another week.
Tuesday's election saw Portland approve two measures related to the city's drinking water: one to enshrine protections in the city charter, and another to allow spending ratepayer money on “mutual aid agreements."
If passed, the Metro measure 26-203 would authorize $475 million towards things like purchasing land to restore wildlife habitats and improving and completing community parks and trails.
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If you live at the foot of a dam – or downriver – you may wonder what could happen if an earthquake rumbled nearby. Dam managers say it’s something they’re constantly watching, but major shaking east of the Cascades shouldn’t cause too much damage.