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Kennewick Irrigation District To Begin Mandatory Watering Schedules May 31

The Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) announced Tuesday the implementation of a mandatory watering schedule effective at the end of the month, due to drought conditions.

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Pollution affecting Washington shellfish harvesting areas
Pollution affecting Washington shellfish harvesting areas (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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Shellfish Harvesting Restricted In Washington – Pollution the Culprit

Three of the most popular commercial shellfish fishing areas have been restricted for use, according to a new report, due to pollution making the shellfish unsafe for human consumption.

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Hanford loses out on energy savings says DOE audit
Hanford loses out on energy savings says DOE audit (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Hanford Misses Out On Energy Savings, Says DOE Audit

According to an audit performed by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Inspector General, nearly $200,000 worth of savings were missed by Hanford due to missed payments.

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Erupting Chilean Volcano Is a Frighteningly Spectacular Sight

Chile's Calbuco erupted on Wednesday for the first time in 40 years on Wednesday, causing some 4,000 people in a 12-mile radius to be evacuated.

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Best drinking water honored by state
Best drinking water honored by state (Townsquare media image)
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State Honors “Best Drinking Water” – We Don’t Make List

The Washington State Department of Health Thursday released the results of their 'best drinking water in Washington' program.

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Kennewick Irrigation District
Kennewick Irrigation District (Courtesy Kennewick Irrigation District)
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Eastern Washington Drought Numbers Get Worse

A few weeks ago state and federal officials estimated many irrigation districts would receive anywhere from 70-78 percent of their normal water allocations for 2015. Now, those numbers have dropped again.

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Washington state drought emergency expanded
Washington state drought emergency expanded (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage for Getty Images.)
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Gov. Inslee, Ecology, Expand Drought Emergency Statewide

As more information is gathered about the lack of snowpack in the Cascades and other mountain areas, The State Department of Ecology (DOE) and Gov. Inslee have expanded the 2015 drought emergency to include most of Washington state.

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Washington farmers join fight against Inslee carbon tax
Washington farmers join fight against Inslee carbon tax (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
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Washington Farmers Join Fight Against Gov. Inslee’s Energy Tax [VIDEO]

The effort began a few months ago with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and now the Washington State Farm Bureau (WFB) has joined in the fight.

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Oregon study looks at potential effects of tsunami - like Japan's in 2011
Oregon study looks at potential effects of tsunami - like Japan's in 2011 (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
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Oregon Study Says To Survive Potential Tsunami, “Walk Faster “

Perhaps inspired by the events in Japan four years ago with the major tsunami, a recent study has been completed about the effects of such an event on the coasts of CA, Oregon and Washington state.

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Lack of snow sets new snowpack low record
Lack of snow sets new snowpack low record (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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Washington Snowpack Sets New Record Low for April

The previous all-time low was 33%.  Now, it's well below that.

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