3/06/14 - Construction projects and contracts deliver water to Odessa area farmers Columbia Basin farmers relying on declining groundwater supplies in the Odessa Subarea are getting good news. Contracts signed today will deliver water through the new Weber Siphon to some irrigators as early as this year. Plus, construction now underway at the East Low Canal will deliver more water to others down the line thanks to a water permit just issued by the Washington Department of Ecology. More...
The Office of Columbia River (OCR) aggressively pursues development of water supplies to benefit both instream and out-of-stream uses. OCR does so by funding and coordinating storage, conservation, and transmission projects.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Learn more about why the Columbia River Program was established and what the Office Of Columbia River is working to achieve.
PROGRAM PRIORITIES: The Legislature set four major priorities for the program.
WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS AND FUNDING: OCR is developing dozens of projects across Eastern Washington.
OCR OPERATIONS: OCR's operations staff conduct tasks ranging from technical assistance and enforcement to metering supervision, public involvement, and voluntary regional agreements.
LEGISLATIVE REPORTS: Annual supply, quinquennial (every five years) demand forecast, Voluntary Regional Agreement, and other reports to the legislature.
WEB TOOLS: Web tools to help you drill down into Columbia River water resource data.
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