The Water Report's Index of Articles and Water Briefs

(Updated Monthly at www.TheWaterReport.com) 

 

SEARCH: To search for an Index category (i.e. “Abandoned Wells”), use the Match Case option in your search function and type in all caps for the search -- for example: “ABANDONED WELLS”

  

NOT YET INDEXED:

TWR #159: May 15, 2017

In-Depth Water Articles:

Water Markets in the Western US: Developing Healthy Markets — Issues and Opportunities by Bruce Aylward, AMP Insights (Beaverton, OR)

Texas Water Planning - Regional Water Planning Process: A Texas Success Story by Bech Bruun, Chairman, Texas Water Development Board

State-Tribal Water Rights Settlements Update - Compiled by David Moon, Editor

Water Briefs:
Produced Water Reuse in Oklahoma: Oilfield Reuse
Border Wall & Treaty: 1970 Treaty With Mexico Restrictions
Mandatory Conservation Standards Rescinded in California - Wasteful Practice Prohibitions Remain
Coal Strip Mine in Alaska: Chuitna Project Suspended
Water Efficiency: Water Closets Study Shows Conservation Potential
Groundwater Use Development Impact Study in Federal Agency Areas by USGS
Fish Consumption Risk Communications: Office of Inspector General (EPA) Report
Eminent Domain: Condemnation White Paper by Students at Texas A&M School of Law

 

 

2, 4-D:

Herbicide Disapproval: EPA Seeks Revocation of Enlist Duo (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

ABANDONED WELLS:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

ABANDONMENT/FORFEITURE (see also Forfeiture and Relinquishment):

Oregon Water Resources Department: Interview with Director Paul Cleary (TWR #1: March 15, 2004)

Condemnation Proposed: Municipal Water Rights in Washington (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Condemnation Case in Washington Settled - Water Rights Transfer (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Municipal Water Rights: Retroactive Expansion Lawsuit (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Water Conservation Initiatives - Western States Take Action by Craig Bell, Western States Water Council (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

Water Delivery - Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon & Washington by Filippi, O'Connell & Beaton (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Instream Flow Restoration: Cooperative, Free-Market Solutions in Oregon by Fritz Paulus (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Municipal Water Law: Washington's Landmark Law Faces Challenges by Jeff B. Kray (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

Anti-Speculation and Water Law: Ghost-Busting, Trust-Busting, or Ensuring Beneficial Use? by Sandra Zellmer (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

Healthy Rivers Act: Instream Flows in Colorado (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Washington State's Municipal Water Law: Landmark Law Partially Invalidated in Trial Court Decision by Jeff B. Kray (TWR #53: July 15, 2008)

Streamflows in the Rocky Mountain West: Strategies to Protect and Restore "Environmental Flows" by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Adverse Possession, Abandonment & Beneficial Use: Colorado Supreme Court Decision (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

The Colorado Water Trust: Western Water Trusts & the Colorado Experience by Amy W. Beatie (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Water Legislation in Kansas: "Use It or Lose It" - Abandonment and Multi-Year Groundwater Flex Accounts (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Texas Groundwater Ruling-EAA v. Day: Texas Supreme Court Confirms Landowner's Ownership of Groundwater in Place by McCarthy (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Abandonment & Nonuse Case in Nebraska: Regulation of Water Rights Leads to Decision on Common Law Issues by David Moon (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Historic Use & "Takings" Decision in Colorado: Transfer Application Prompts Review (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Wetland Delineations: New Wetland Plant List Available from US Army Corps of Engineers (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

"Acquavella V" Decision Issued in Washington State Adjudication (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Hydropower Rights Battle in Nebraska: Forfeiture and Abandonment Asserted by Groundwater Irrigators (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Sustainable Water Use: Historic Purchase to Preserve Basin Integrity (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

War and Peace Over the Niobrara River by Don Blankenau (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

ABORIGINAL TITLE or RIGHTS:

Aboriginal Title Decision in Canada: Implementation of Natural Resource and Energy Policy (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Tribal Groundwater Case: Water Districts' Equitable Defenses Denied (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

ABROGATION OF RIGHTS:

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

ABSOLUTE RIGHTS:

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

ABSTENTION / ABSTENTION DOCTRINE:

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? by Melinda E. Taylor (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

ABUSE:

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

ACCESS (see also Stream Access):

Stream Access Decision: When Is a Stream a Stream, Water Natural, and Property Private? by Jack R. Tuholske (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

River Access Disputes in Colorado: Task Force Final Report (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Climate Change & Public Trust Doctrine - Climate Change, Public Trust Doctrines & PPL Montana by Robin Kundis Craig (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Stream Access in New Mexico: Attorney General's Opinion (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Tribal Fishing Rights Lead to Coal Terminal Rejection by the Corps of Engineers (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

ACCESS TO TRIBAL PROPERTY:

Tribal Settlement in Kansas: State & Kickapoo Tribe Reach Agreement on Tribe's Water Right (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

 

ACCESSIBILITY:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

ACCESS TO WATER:

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

ACCOMODATION DOCTRINE:

Accommodation Doctrine Held to Apply to Groundwater Interests in Texas (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

ACCOUNTING / ACCOUNTABILITY:

Interstate Water Compacts: The US Supreme Court's Tarrant Decision and the Risk of Silence by Steven Richardson (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

ACREAGE THRESHOLD:

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

 

“ACTION” AREA:

Crude Oil-By-Rail & the Endangered Species Act: Coming Soon to Train Tracks Near You? by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

 

ACTIVE FACILITIES EXCEPTION:

Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups by Jeff Gaarder (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

ACTIVE MANAGEMENT AREAS (see also ARIZONA WATER LAW and WATER QUALITY):

Arizona Groundwater Management by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Proposed Reallocation of Non-Indian Agricultural Water in the Central Arizona Project (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

“ACTIVE RECHARGE”:

Report on Water Available for Replenishment of Groundwater in California: Interim White Paper (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

ACTUAL NEED:

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

“ACTUAL WATER USE”:

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

ADAPTABILITY and ADAPTATION (see also PLANNING):

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans Released by EPA for Comment (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Stream Flow Enhancement/Groundwater Mitigation in Washington - Stormwater Capture & Groundwater Recharge (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Resolution to Over 50 years of Water Dispute by Votteler and Gulley (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Water Utilities Training & Technical Assistance From EPA - Climate Change Resilience & Readiness (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Ongoing Drought in the Southwest and Central Plains: Climate Change Megadrought Predicted (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Authors' Responses: Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

“Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action” EPA Report (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

“California Climate & Science Data for Water Resources Management” Released by CDWR (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

USFS Releases Effects of Drought on Forest and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Extreme Weather Database & Maps by Western Watershed Assessment (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

ADAPTIVE CAPACITY:

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ADDITIVE STRESSOR:

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

ADEQUATE REMEDY:

Sackett v. EPA: U.S. Supreme Court Opens Door to Pre-Enforcement Review by Richard M. Glick (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

 

ADJACENCY ISSUES:

Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups by Jeff Gaarder (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

“ADJACENT” WATER:

“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet by Richard M. Glick and Diego Atencio (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

ADJUDICATIONS and ADJUDICATED RIGHTS:

Water Rights Adjudication in Montana: Chief Judge C. Bruce Loble Interview (TWR #2: April 15, 2004)

Snake River Adjudication - Wild & Scenic Water Rights Settled (TWR #7, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2004)

Colorado McCarran Amendment Ruling by David C. Moon  (TWR #10: Dec. 15, 2004)

Montana Water Law Update by David C. Moon (TWR #11: Jan. 15, 2005)

Law of the Rio Grande (6th Annual Conference Report) by David Moon, Editor (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

Water, Property & Authority in New Mexico: Balancing Tribal and State Sovereign Interests by Stephen H. Greetham (TWR #14: April 15, 2005)

Rio Grande Water Regulation: "Active Water Resource Management" (AWRM) by David C. Moon (TWR #15: May 15, 2005)

Montana Adjudication Legislation: Fee Bill (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

The Colorado River - Has It Run Out of Water? by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Snake River Adjudication: The Nez Perce Agreement by Jerry R. Rigby (TWR #18: August 15, 2005)

Southwest Water Decisions: Arizona Water Settlements Act, Indian Reserved Rights, Adjudications by McGinnis & Alberts (TWR #20: October 15, 2005)

Former Decree Precludes San Carlos Apache Tribe's Claims in Gila Adjudication in Arizona (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Aamodt Settlement in New Mexico Water Rights Adjudication (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Montana Supreme Court Rules on Groundwater Process: Basin Closures and Conjunctive Use by David C. Moon (TWR #28, June 15, 2006)

Klamath: The Forgotten Basin? by Glen Spain, Institute for Fisheries Resources (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

Untapping Tribal Waters: Tribal Water Marketing Expanding by Clay J. Landry and Christina Quinn (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

Tribal Water Rights - Conference Covers Settlement, Commodification and Other Issues by Harold Shepherd (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

Colorado and Western Water Law: A Continuing Alchemy by Justice Greg Hobbs (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Santa Fe Water Resources and Policy: Evolving "Wet Growth Regulations" by Kyle Harwood (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Tribal Water Rights Decision: Unquantified Reserved Rights & State Regulation by David Moon (TWR #39: May 15, 2007)

Idaho Conjunctive Use: Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Conjunctive Water Rights Administration Rules by Jeff Fereday (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

Water Management Rules Upheld in New Mexico (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Interstate Water Allocation by Christopher H. Meyer, Givens Pursley LLP (Boise, Idaho) (TWR #42: August 15, 2007)

Western States Water Update: Western States Water Council Meets in Montana by David C. Moon (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

Klamath Settlement: Dams Removal Sought (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: A Convergence of Opportunity by Paul Simmons (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Idaho Water Law: Update from Coeur d'Alene Conference by David Moon (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Aquifer Recharge and Storage: Ongoing Implementation Concerns by Peter G. Scott (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Groundwater Availability Modeling: The Texas Experience by Van Kelley, Robert Mace, and Neil Deeds (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Aquifer Recharge and Storage: Ongoing Implementation Concerns by Peter G. Scott (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Montana v. Wyoming: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Yellowstone Compact Case by Karen Budd-Falen (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

California Water Supply: Challenges and Solutions by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Water Court Rules Revised in Colorado: Expert Witness Rules (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Idaho Power Water Settlement: Swan Falls Agreement Reaffirmed (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Ground Water & Surface Water Conjunctive Management - Delivery Call Litigation in Idaho: Ground Water Users' Perspective by Budge (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement: Tribes/Irrigators Water Accord in Klamath Basin Adjudication (TWR #64, Water Briefs: June 15, 2009)

Litigation on the Colorado River: Conflicts in Search of Solutions by Michael Gheleta (TWR #67: September 15, 2009)

Water Rights Adjudication Default: Washington Moves to Finalize Yakima River Basin Adjudication (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Snake River Basin Adjudication: Lessons Learned by Eric J. Wildman (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II by Glen Spain (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Municipal Water Rights & the Growing Communities Doctrine: Development, Codification & Application by Christopher H. Meyer (TWR #73: March 15, 2010)

Tribal Water Rights: Current Issues & Relevant Background by Robert T. Anderson (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Northwest Water Marketing: Re-Allocating Water in the Pacific Northwest by Richard A. Slaughter (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Western Governors Association 2010 Meeting: Water Resolutions (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Tribal Instream Rights: Important Settlement Reached on Klamath Basin Challenges by Douglas MacDougal (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

New Mexico 2008-2009 Annual State Water Report Released (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Tribal Issues in Oklahoma: Water Policy in Former Indian Territory-Chickasaw, Choctaw & Oklahoma (Sardis Reservoir) by Greetham (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Key Tribal Water Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Tribal Water Decision in Nevada: Groundwater Change Application Granted by David Moon (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Tribal Water Rights and the Colorado River Reallocation Through Forbearance Agreements by Mason D. Morisset (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Ag to Urban Transfer: No Injury Rule & Historical Use (Colorado Decision) (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Water Rights Transfers in Nevada: Consumptive Use Limitation and Manner (Purpose) of Use (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Water Settlement in the Lower Rio Grande: Agreement in Principle Reached for Surface and Groundwater (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Water Rights & Regulatory Authority Issues: Chickasaw & Choctaw Nations File Lawsuit Opposing Water Transfer by David Moon (TWR #91: Sept. 15, 2011)

Municipal Water Rights in Montana: Court Rejects "Growing Cities Doctrine" and Upholds Agency Transfer Decision (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Takings & Water Rights: Applicability of the Takings Clause to Water Rights Regulations (Federal Circuit Developments) by Walston (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Negotiating Indian Water Rights Claims: 12th Biennial Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights by Killoren (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Stream Adjudication Authorization in Oklahoma: Sardis Lake Tribal Lawsuit Spurs State Action (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Tribal Instream Rights Held Valid in Klamath Adjudication (Hunting, Fishing, Trapping & Gathering) (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Rotational Agreement Held Not a Change in Water Rights by Colorado Supreme Court (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Tribal Water Rights: Quantification Sought in Washington (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Stream Adjudication in Oklahoma: Federal & State Litigation Heat Up (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Oklahoma Adjudication Removed to Federal Court (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Local Land Use Decisions & Water Supply Considerations: New Rules from the Washington Supreme Court by Dave Monthie (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

Utah & Confederated Tribes of the Goshute: Negotiation MOU to Quantify Reserved Water Rights (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

State Trust Lands Decision by Arizona Supreme Court - No Federal Reserved Rights (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Interview of Scott A. Verhines, New Mexico State Engineer - Interviewed by Michelle Henrie (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

New Mexico Priority Administration: New Mexico Supreme Court Decision on State Engineer's Authority by David Moon (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Instream Water Rights in California: Tribes Criticize USFS' Endangered Species Act Inaction (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Tribal Water Compact: Proposed Settlement Released in Montana (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Klamath Restoration Agreement - Settlement Extended (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Tribal Claims to the Colorado River by Ryan Smith (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Tribal Water Settlement in New Mexico - Aamodt Water Rights (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Indian Water Right Negotiations: Interior's Considerations When Appointing Federal Negotiation Teams by Duane Mecham (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

Klamath Adjudication Update: Administrative Phase Complete - Judicial Review Beginning by Liljefelt & Schroeder (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

"Acquavella V" Decision Issued in Washington State Adjudication (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Klamath Adjudication - The Judicial Phase Begins: New Era in Oregon's Contentious Water History by MacDougal, Orford & Timmons (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

CSKT Water Rights Compact Unratified: Montana Legislature Refuses to Ratify Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Compact by Weiner & Stermitz (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Acquavella Update: Washington's 36-Year Old Water Rights Adjudication Nears An End by Jeff Kray (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Water Rights Determination: Agency Authority in Enforcement Actions in California (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Indian Water Claims - Settlement of Reserved Rights Symposium (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission's Report on CSKT Proposed Water Rights Compact Released (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Klamath Agreement - Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement Reached (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Tribal Water Lawsuit: Ownership of Water Rights in Montana - State v. Federal Jurisdiction (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

New Mexico Response Filed to U.S. Motion to Intervene: Texas v. New Mexico (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Tribal Water Leasing: Federal Tribal Land Leasing Laws Should Be Extended to Tribal Water Leases by Ryan A. Smith (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

California Groundwater Management Reform: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Signed by David Moon (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Instream Flow Rights Decision in Colorado: State Agency Authority Upheld - Policy of Preserving Natural Environment (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Tribal Compact Signed for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Montana (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Alaska Instream Water Applications Decision: “Public Interest” and the “Most Beneficial Use” by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims by Greer & Johnson (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Groundwater Adjudication: Legislative Reform Passed in California (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

An Evaluation of California’s Adjudicated Groundwater Basins - Report by UC Santa Cruz for California SWRCB (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Water Rights Settlement in Oklahoma: Tribes, City and State (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Draft EIS Released by Reclamation for Regional Water Supply Project in New Mexico (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The

Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

“Pueblo Indian Water Rights: Charting the Unknown” (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE or ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT:

“Underground Regulation” — Agency Rulemaking & the California Administrative Procedures Act by Damien Schiff (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet by Richard M. Glick and Diego Atencio (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE RIGHTS:

Tribal Settlement in Kansas: State & Kickapoo Tribe Reach Agreement on Tribe's Water Right (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE USE:

Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims by Greer & Johnson (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

 

ADMISSIBILITY:

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

 

ADVERSE IMPACT:

Las Vegas Water Rights Decision - Judge Overturns State Engineer Approvals by David Moon (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

ADVERSELY AFFECT:

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

"ADVERSE MODIFICATION":

Critical Habitat Rules: Proposed Rules & Policy by NMFS & USFWS (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

ADVERSE POSSESSION:

Adverse Possession, Abandonment & Beneficial Use: Colorado Supreme Court Decision (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Adverse Possession & Beneficial Use in Colorado by David Moon, Editor (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

 

AERIAL SPRAYING:

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

 

AESTHETIC FLOWS / AESTHETIC VALUES:

Hydropower Decision in Washington: Aesthetic Flows & Public Interest Impact (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

AFFIRMATIVE LEGISLATION:

Interview with Director John E. Tubbs: DNRC Director on the Exempt Wells Decision by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

AFFORDIBILITY OF HOUSING:

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

AGENCY AUTHORITY (including STATE ENGINEER):

Water Quality and Logging: California Water Agency Authority Upheld (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Colorado Whitewater Courses and Water Rights by Kenneth W. Knox (TWR #30: August 15, 2006)

Klamath: The Forgotten Basin? by Glen Spain, Institute for Fisheries Resources (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

Transboundary Pollution - 9th Circuit Order Appealed (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Idaho Conjunctive Use: Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Conjunctive Water Rights Administration Rules by Jeff Fereday (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

Blackfeet Water Rights Compact: Montana Compact Commission Approval (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Idaho Conjunctive Use: Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Conjunctive Water Rights Administration Rules by Jeff Fereday (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

Water Management Rules Upheld in New Mexico (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Water Resources Cash Fund Created in Nebraska (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Water Delivery - Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon & Washington by Filippi, O'Connell & Beaton (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

"Post-Appropriation" Water Management: Colorado's Water for the 21st Century Act by George Sibley (Gunnison, CO)(TWR #42, August 15, 2007)

Transboundary CERCLA Case: Supreme Court Requests Federal Brief (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Groundwater Regulations: Idaho DWR Orders Curtailment (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Water and Western Growth by Dan Tarlock and Sarah Bates Van de Wetering (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Tribal Groundwater Rights: Lummi Nation Settlement in Washington (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Water Cabinet Created in New Mexico (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Texas Water Law: An Update on Recent Legislation and Case Law by Deborah Clarke Trejo and Tina Alvarado Arnold (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Georgia Water Battle: Corps Authorization Decision (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

Tribal "Treatment As State" - Oklahoma Tribes Face Special "Treatment" by David Moon and David Light (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Coalbed Methane Water Case Dismissed and Appealed in Wyoming (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Water Quality Ruling on Authority of California & FERC - Klamath Dams (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Groundwater/Surface Water Decision in Nebraska: DNR Authority Upheld Regarding Hydraulic Connection (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Citizen Suits - The Plaintiff's Perspective: Liability is "Strict" - What's Left to Discuss? by Michael Chappell (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Conversion of Irrigation Rights to Municipal & Industrial Rights: Legislation, Court Case & Transactions - Lower Rio Grande by Jarvis (TWR #62: April 15, 2009)

Climate Change & Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Snowmelt - Rights & Administration by Kenney, Klein, Goemans, Alvord & Shapiro (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Coalbed Methane Decision: "Beneficial Use" and Well Permit Required - Ranchers' Senior Water Rights Protected by David Moon (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

New Water Laws in New Mexico: Water Management and State Engineer's Authority (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Ground Water & Surface Water Conjunctive Management - Delivery Call Litigation in Idaho: Ground Water Users' Perspective by Budge (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

The Colorado Water Trust: Western Water Trusts & the Colorado Experience by Amy W. Beatie (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Snake River Basin Adjudication: Lessons Learned by Eric J. Wildman (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Exempt Wells: Washington Attorney General's Opinion Issued (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

USFWS Expenditures for Threatened & Endangered Species: Study for FY 2007 Released (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II by Glen Spain (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Major Legislation & Remaining Issues by Alf Brandt (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Northwest Water Marketing: Re-Allocating Water in the Pacific Northwest by Richard A. Slaughter (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

California Water Regulation: Farm Bureau Challenges State Fish & Game Department Authority by Joseph M. Carpenter (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Water Ruling Reversed: New Nevada Supreme Court Decision (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

South Platte Well Crisis, 2002-2010: Evolving Alluvial Groundwater Regulation by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Exempt Wells Ruling Reversed in New Mexico (Bounds Decision) (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Environmental Protocol: Santa Clara Pueblo & New Mexico Sign Memorandum of Agreement (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Water Storage Rule in Washington: Processing Expedited (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Endangered Species Act, Take, and Water: The Aransas Project v. Shaw, et al. by Kathy Robb (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

EPA Regulations Improvement Plan: Comments Sought (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Conjunctive Use Decisions: Applying the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Groundwater Use by David Moon (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

New Water Management Model: The Umatilla Basin Water Commission - Counties, Irrigation District & Confederated Tribes Form Administrative Body by Martha Pagel (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Federal Wetlands Jurisdiction: New Post-Rapanos Guidance - Longer Federal Reach, Less Certainty by Glick and Gelardi (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Fully Appropriated: Nebraska Supreme Court Decision Impacts Surface & Groundwater Regulation (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Lake Lanier Ruling in the Southeast: Reclamation Reservoir & "Water Supply" Purpose 11th Circuit Decision (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act - Comment Period Extended (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Sackett v. EPA: U.S. Supreme Court Opens Door to Pre-Enforcement Review by Richard M. Glick (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Ski Area Water Rights: U.S. Forest Service Taking? (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Mining Law & the Endangered Species Act Decision - Section 7 Consultation Required (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

The ESA & Water: Litigation Update - The ESA as Driver of Water Quality & Water Quantity by Quasius & Laschever (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

New Mexico Priority Administration: New Mexico Supreme Court Decision on State Engineer's Authority by David Moon (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Lawsuit Challenges All Water Quality Trading - Comments by Tom Lindley (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? by Melinda E. Taylor (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Keystone XL Pipeline - EPA Raises Objections (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Fracking Risks Lawsuit in California: BLM Leases & NEPA Review (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

"Groundwater Governance in the US" Project Initiated by Arizona WRRC & UA Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Mountain-Top Mining: EPA Post-Permit Veto Authority Upheld (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

New Mexico's Exempt Wells Decision & Protection for Senior Water Users by David Moon (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Basin of Origin Claims of Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Rejected by 9th Circuit - Reclamation Cutbacks Upheld (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Mine Permit Appealed From ADEQ Decision: Aquifer Protection Permit in Arizona (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Interstate Water Compacts: The US Supreme Court's Tarrant Decision and the Risk of Silence by Steven Richardson (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Rights Determination: Agency Authority in Enforcement Actions in California (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Speculation in Water: Application Rejected in Oregon by Water Resources Department (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Instream Use Change: irrigation to instream Transfer in Nevada Approved by State Engineer (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Ninth Circuit: Reclamation Renewal of Water Supply Contracts from Bay-Delta Ecosystem Violated ESA (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Federal ESA Decisions: Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case by Richardson, Weinberg, Wang & Fansler (TWR #126: Aug. 15, 2014)

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Curtailments Lawsuit: Drought Emergency Decisions Contested in California by Water Users (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Flood insurance Program: The Changing Landscape of Floodplain Insurance & Regulation by Molly Lawrence (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Plan Draft Released (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

“Underground Regulation” — Agency Rulemaking & the California Administrative Procedures Act by Damien Schiff (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Preferences During Shortage Rejected in Texas - "Senior" Water Rights Protected (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Instream Flow Rights Decision in Colorado: State Agency Authority Upheld - Policy of Preserving Natural Environment (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

"Takings" Case Upheld for Groundwater Protection from Regulation in Texas (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Texas Takings Case: Procedural Rulings - Claims Dismissed (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Alaska Instream Water Applications Decision: “Public Interest” and the “Most Beneficial Use” by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Fish Consumption Rule Drafted by Washington's Ecology: State v. Federal Clean Water Act Rules (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Herbicide Disapproval: EPA Seeks Revocation of Enlist Duo (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Lawsuit: WildEarth Guardians Seek Historical Beneficial Use Accounting for Water Rights (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Drought Enforcement in California - Dismissals Proposed Due to Failure to Prove Water Not Available (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Fishing Rights Lead to Coal Terminal Rejection by the Corps of Engineers (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Drought Enforcement in California: Water Resources Control Board Dismisses Actions Against Irrigation Districts (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

BLM Fracking Rules for Federal and Indian Lands Held Illegal by Federal Judge in Wyoming (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Water Rights Settlement in Oklahoma: Tribes, City and State (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Interview with Director John E. Tubbs: DNRC Director on the Exempt Wells Decision by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Reclamation Authority Holding: Storage Releases for Fishery Upheld (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

AGENCY DEFERENCE (Discretion) or ACTIONS:

Dams and Salmon: Judge Rejects BiOp by David C. Moon (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Montana Supreme Court Rules on Groundwater Process: Basin Closures and Conjunctive Use by David C. Moon (TWR #28, June 15, 2006)

Tribal Fish Consumption and Water Quality Standards by J.D. Williams (TWR #32: October 15, 2006)

Water Transfers and the Clean Water Act by Rick Glick (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Water Management Rules Upheld in New Mexico (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Supreme Court Limits ESA: National Homebuilders v. Defenders of Wildlife by Richard M. Glick and Lindsay Eyler (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Coalbed Methane: Water Right Permits Required in Colorado (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Climate Change & Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Snowmelt - Rights & Administration by Kenney, Klein, Goemans, Alvord & Shapiro (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Coalbed Methane Decision: "Beneficial Use" and Well Permit Required - Ranchers' Senior Water Rights Protected by David Moon (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Ground Water & Surface Water Conjunctive Management - Delivery Call Litigation in Idaho: Ground Water Users' Perspective by Budge (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Water Transfers and the CWA: Eleventh Circuit Upholds EPA Interpretation of Clean Water Act as Exempting Water Transfers from NPDES Requirements by Sensiba and Carbonell (TWR #65: July 15, 2009)

New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers by Barbara Cosens (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Delta Decisions: Salmon & Smelt Court Rulings in California (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Protecting Tribal Fishing Rights - Fixing Culverts that Block Fish Passage: Ruling on Washington Treaty Responsibilities Expected Soon by Love & Zentz (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Lake Lanier Ruling in the Southeast: Reclamation Reservoir & "Water Supply" Purpose 11th Circuit Decision (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Lake Roosevelt Drawdown Upheld: Reclamation Project Approved by Ninth Circuit (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Delta Smelt Rulings in California's Bay-Delta: BiOp Remanded and Injunction Issued Blocking USFWS Proposal (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Speculative Use or Regional Provider: Company Applies for Massive Water Right in Oregon by David Moon (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Sackett v. EPA: U.S. Supreme Court Opens Door to Pre-Enforcement Review by Richard M. Glick (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Oregon Temperature Water Quality Standards Upheld (Sort Of) by Richard M. Glick (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Ski Area Water Rights: U.S. Forest Service Taking? (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Mining Law & the Endangered Species Act Decision - Section 7 Consultation Required (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

The ESA & Water: Litigation Update - The ESA as Driver of Water Quality & Water Quantity by Quasius & Laschever (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

New Mexico Priority Administration: New Mexico Supreme Court Decision on State Engineer's Authority by David Moon (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Streamlined Application Process for Water & Wastewater Systems in Nevada (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? by Melinda E. Taylor (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Keystone XL Pipeline - EPA Raises Objections (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Fracking Risks Lawsuit in California: BLM Leases & NEPA Review (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Mountain-Top Mining: EPA Post-Permit Veto Authority Upheld (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

New Mexico's Exempt Wells Decision & Protection for Senior Water Users by David Moon (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Endangered Species Act Litigation: Critical Habitat Expansion for Santa Ana Sucker Appealed & Other ESA Litigation by Kira Johnson (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Fish Passage & Treaty Obligations: Washington State "Culvert Case" Before the Ninth Circuit by David Moon (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Federal ESA Decisions: Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case by Richardson, Weinberg, Wang & Fansler (TWR #126: Aug. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Whooping Crane ESA Case: Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider ESA “Take” Challenge by David Moon (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

AGENCY DISCRETION:

Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups by Jeff Gaarder (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

AGENCY INTERPRETATION OF RULES (see also AGENCY DEFERENCE):

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION (see also AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT):

Agriculture Conservation: USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Announced (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Agricultural Conservation: USDA Program Incentives & CRP-Grasslands Initiative (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary by Jungreis and Van Ligten (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Improving the Federal Response to Drought: Five Areas for Reform - PPIC Water Policy Center Report (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Agricultural Conservation Innovation Grants Funded by USDA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Conservation Reserve Program: Investment in Agriculture Lands by USDA (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

AGRICULTURAL DEMAND:

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS:

Drought Impact Study in Washington & Independent Evaluation: Agricultural Economics (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

AGRICULTURAL EXEMPTION (CWA RULE):

Clean Water Act Rule Finalized: CWA Jurisdiction (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT (See also Irrigation Improvements):

Urban & Rural Water Supplies: Colorado Research Pursues Win-Win Scenario by Lytle, Hansen, Jaeger & Nikkel (TWR #48: February 15, 2008)

Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center Web Portal (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

The Peripheral Canal: San Francisco Bay - Delta Estuary Proposals by Dante Nomellini (TWR #53: July 15, 2008)

Climate Change & Agriculture Use: USDA Report (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona by Eden, Glennon, Ker, Libecap, Megdal & Shipman (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

Efficient Water Management Survey Released by the Agricultural Water Management Council of California (TWR #59, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2009)

Water Planning & Uncertainty: Colorado Perspectives - An Update From the Colorado Water Congress' Annual Meeting by Shrier (TWR #61: March 15, 2009)

Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway by Shrier, Hightower & Johnson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Irrigation Canal Piping: Conservation Project $5.6 Million Grant by Ecology in Washington (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Litigation on the Colorado River: Conflicts in Search of Solutions by Michael Gheleta (TWR #67: September 15, 2009)

Conservation Report on Agricultural Innovations in California (California Farm Water Success Stories: Report & Video) (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010

California Water Regulation: Farm Bureau Challenges State Fish & Game Department Authority by Joseph M. Carpenter (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Western Governors Association 2010 Meeting: Water Resolutions (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges and Opportunities Part I by Mary E. Kelly (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

USDA Projects: Agriculture and Forests Initiatives (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Small Hydroelectric Agreement - Colorado & FERC Enter Into MOU (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Water Supply Issues in Colorado: Shift from Agricultural Uses, Water Transfers & Municipal Needs-SWSI Report (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

"The Reasonable Use Doctrine and Agricultural Water Use Efficiency" - California's Delta Watermaster Report (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Supply & Streamflow: Water Management Agreement Reached in Washington (Dungeness River Watershed) (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Irrigation Efficiency: Conserved Water & Return Flow - Supreme Court Decision in Montana v. Wyoming (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Water Sharing Strategies for Ag/Urban/Enviro in the West: Western States Council Report with CSU's Water Institute (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Multi-Sector Water Sharing (Agricultural-Urban-Environmental): Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin & the West by Smith (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

"The Reasonable Use Doctrine & Agricultural Water Use Efficiency" - California Report (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Lake Roosevelt Drawdown Upheld: Reclamation Project Approved by Ninth Circuit (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Habitat Conservation & Farmland Conservation Reserves: USDA's CRP Program (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Irrigation: The Future of Irrigation Organizations in the Colorado River Basin by Dr. Ron Griffin and Mary Kelly (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Rotational Agreement Held Not a Change in Water Rights by Colorado Supreme Court (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Water Quality Markets - USDA Funding (Proposal Request) (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Enhanced Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Announced (Grasslands & Wetlands) (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Texas Groundwater Ruling-EAA v. Day: Texas Supreme Court Confirms Landowner's Ownership of Groundwater in Place by McCarthy (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Kansas Groundwater Program: Multi-Year Flex Account Designed to Conserve Water & Extend Life of Ogallala Aquifer (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Agricultural Water Measurement Regulation: Final Regulations Adopted in California (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Nonpoint Source Pollution: Restoration Success in Texas Using Voluntary BMPs (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan: Strange Bedfellows Take Risks, Find Common Ground by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West by Fort & Nelson (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Storage to Retention: Expanding California’s Options for Meeting Its Water Needs - Roundtable on Water & Food Supply (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Protecting Drinking Water Sources through Agricultural Conservation Practices: USDA Toolkit Released (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Agricultural Water Conservation Efficiency Grants - Bay Delta Restoration Program (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

Agricultural Conservation Report: Water to Supply the Land: Irrigated Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

High Plains Aquifer (Ogallala) Depletion Detailed - Unsustainable Agriculture Use of Groundwater (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

"The Economic Impacts of Western Irrigated Agriculture" White Paper Released (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Quality Trading: USDA - EPA Partnership Expanded (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Regional Water Management Cooperation: Study Compares Four Cases in the West by Nathaniel Delano and Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Riparian Restoration in Wyoming: Coordinated Resource Management - Livestock Grazing Practices (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: 10 Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts by Porter, Roll, Kapur & Devnani (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Pesticides in US Streams & Rivers: USGS Report Compares Data from 1992-2001 & 2002-2011 (Edited/condensed from USGS) (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Agriculture Conservation: USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Announced (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Agricultural Conservation: USDA Program Incentives & CRP-Grasslands Initiative (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

USGS Study: “Trends in Pesticide Concentrations and Use for Major Rivers of the United States” (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Groundwater Declines Due to Intensive Irrigation: USGS Columbia Plateau Aquifer Study (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Proposed Reallocation of Non-Indian Agricultural Water in the Central Arizona Project (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Conservation Reserve Program: Investment in Agriculture Lands by USDA (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Drought Impact Study in Washington & Independent Evaluation: Agricultural Economics (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION:

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Drought Impact Study in Washington & Independent Evaluation: Agricultural Economics (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

AGRICULTURAL RETURN FLOWS:

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Selenium Rule Proposed by EPA for San Francisco Bay & Delta to Tighten Standards (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Nutrient Pollution Call to Action Memo by EPA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

 

AGRICULTURAL RUN-OFF:

Selenium Rule Proposed by EPA for San Francisco Bay & Delta to Tighten Standards (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

AGRICULTURAL USE / AGRICULTURAL WATER RIGHTS:

Proposed Reallocation of Non-Indian Agricultural Water in the Central Arizona Project (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

State Water Planning & Sustainability: Audit of Oregon Water Resources Department by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

2017 Water Market Outlook and Alternative Water Transfers in Colorado Reports Released (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

AGRICULTURAL WATER QUALITY and WASTEWATER (see also Water Quality):

Agricultural Drainage Water: $17.5 Million in Grants Awarded in California (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

NPDES Requirements & Pesticides: EPA's Final Rule Exempts Certain Applications by Beth S. Ginsberg (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

Dairy Water Quality: Management & Technology Publication (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Mississippi River Nutrients: Gulf Dead Zone (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Logging Road Runoff: U.S. Loggers Lose an Important Clean Water Act Exemption by Jeffrey J. Miller & Robert A. Maynard (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Agriculture Nutrient Standard Revised by USDA: National Conservation Practice Standard (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Water Quality Markets - USDA Funding (Proposal Request) (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Watershed Restoration Success: Nonpoint Sources Addressed - EPA Section 319 Program (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

WaterSMART Funding by Reclamation for Reclaim & Reuse Projects in California (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

USGS Study: “Trends in Pesticide Concentrations and Use for Major Rivers of the United States” (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE:

Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture: 21 Selected Crops, 1960- 2008 - USDA Report (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

 

AGRICULTURE MARKET CONDITIONS:

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

AIRPORT MANAGEMENT:

Sea-Tac First US Airport to be Certified “Salmon-Safe” (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

“AKART” - All Known, Available and Reasonable Methods of Prevention, Control and Treatment:

Stormwater Management Innovations: Washington Port Facilities Creatively Respond to Stringent Stormwater Regulations by Deonne Knill (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ALASKA WATER RIGHTS & WATER QUALITY:

Alaskan NPDES Authority Sought (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

NPDES Permits Program Approved by EPA in Alaska (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

NPDES Violations for Mine in Alaska: EPA Enforcement Action (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Safe Drinking Water Enforcement in Alaska: Chlorine Disinfection Byproducts (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Clean Water Act Enforcement in Alaska: Wetlands and Streams Damaged (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Waste Disposal Wells in Alaska: Motor Vehicle Fluids Threaten Groundwater - Army Base Fined (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Mine Stormwater - Clean Water Act Penalty & Settlement in Alaska (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska: EPA Report (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber, (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Mining & Fisheries: EPA Proposal for Bristol Bay, Alaska (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Alaska Instream Water Applications Decision: “Public Interest” and the “Most Beneficial Use” by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Office of Inspector General's Report on EPA's Actions & Decision on Alaska’s Bristol Bay Watershed (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

ALGAE or ALGAL BLOOMS:

Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal: City of Boise Project by Erika Malmen (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Algal Toxins: EPA Issues Health Advisory Values (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

EPA & Water Sector Innovations: Interview with Jeffrey Lape, Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Science & Technology - Conducted by Jakob Wiley (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Harmful Algal Blooms: EPA Releases Strategic Plan of Drinking Water (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Floating Solar Program in Japan: Benefits of Floating Plants (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Wastewater Effluent Spill by Private Ski Area in Montana's West Gallatin River (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Water Quality Trading: Federal Agencies Provide Support for Growing Markets (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Nutrient Pollution Call to Action Memo by EPA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Pesticide NPDES General Permit Finalized for Point Sources (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program by Baczkowski, Myers, Swanson & Wigington (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

ALGAL TOXINS:

Algal Toxins: EPA Issues Health Advisory Values (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Harmful Algal Blooms: EPA Releases Strategic Plan of Drinking Water (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Nutrient Pollution Call to Action Memo by EPA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

 

ALLOCATION OF WATER:

Allocation of Water: Congressional Budget Office Report (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Groundwater in Texas: Marketability and Market Value by Bruce K. Darling, Ph.D. (Austin, TX) (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Interstate Water Allocation by Christopher H. Meyer, Givens Pursley LLP (Boise, Idaho) (TWR #42: August 15, 2007)

"Post-Appropriation" Water Management: Colorado's Water for the 21st Century Act by George Sibley (TWR #42, August 15, 2007)

Tribal Groundwater Rights: Lummi Nation Settlement in Washington (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

The Peripheral Canal: San Francisco Bay - Delta Estuary Proposals by Dante Nomellini (TWR #53: July 15, 2008)

Montana v. Wyoming: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Yellowstone Compact Case by Karen Budd-Falen (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

Habitat Protection & Water Rights: Balancing Stream Habitat with New Water Rights Issuance - Washington State's Watershed Management Program by Andrew Graham (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway by Shrier, Hightower & Johnson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration by Justin D. Lavene and Marcus A. Powers (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Exempt Wells: Washington Attorney General's Opinion Issued (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Charting a New Direction by Glen Spain (TWR #70: Dec. 15, 2009)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

South Platte Well Crisis, 2002-2010: Evolving Alluvial Groundwater Regulation by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges and Opportunities Part I by Mary E. Kelly (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Tribal Water Rights and the Colorado River Reallocation Through Forbearance Agreements by Mason D. Morisset (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Lake Lanier Ruling in the Southeast: Reclamation Reservoir & "Water Supply" Purpose 11th Circuit Decision (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Water Settlement in the Lower Rio Grande: Agreement in Principle Reached for Surface and Groundwater (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Water Resources Regulation & Development: Groundwater, Floodplains, and "Waters of the United States" by Robert D. Anderson (TWR #91: Sept. 15, 2011)

Takings & Water Rights: Applicability of the Takings Clause to Water Rights Regulations (Federal Circuit Developments) by Walston (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Colorado River Water Uses: 21st Century Solutions for the Colorado River Basin's Unbalanced Uses by Drew Beckwith (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Climate Change & San Francisco Bay Watershed: Watershed Impacts for the Coming Century-Edited/Condensed from: James Cloern (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Regulation & "Takings" - Senior Water Rights Upheld in Eighth Circuit Decision (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Nuclear Power Water Right Change Applications Approved in Utah (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

Improving Water Right Enforcement Authority, California Bay-Delta Watermaster Report (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

New Mexico Priority Administration: New Mexico Supreme Court Decision on State Engineer's Authority by David Moon (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Tribal Water Compact: Proposed Settlement Released in Montana (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Missouri River Municipal & Industrial Water Storage Reallocation Study Released by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Water Transfers in the West by Carlee Brown (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Water Policy & Science: Nebraska's River Basin Evaluation Tools by James Gilbert (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Colorado River Management: Planning, Agreeing & Acting by Ted Kowalski (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Texas v. New Mexico - Texas Sues Over Water Deliveries Under the Rio Grande Compact (U.S. Supreme Court) (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Klamath Restoration Agreement - Settlement Extended (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Tribal Claims to the Colorado River by Ryan Smith (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? by Melinda E. Taylor (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Water "Call" Agreement in Colorado - Senior Rights "Relaxed" to Allow Storage (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Reclamation Announces Actions & Strategies to Improve Water Supplies for California's Central Valley Project (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

State Control of Water: U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Oklahoma - Interstate Compact & Commerce Clause Issues by David Moon (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Interstate Water Compacts: The US Supreme Court's Tarrant Decision and the Risk of Silence by Steven Richardson (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Instream Flows Decision in Washington: Protection from Impairment - Reserved Use Rule (Reservation) Invalid by David Moon (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Water Exchange & Mitigation: Water Rights Purchases Hydrate Water Bank & Rechage Aquifer - Mitigation in Closed Basin by Moon (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Water Rights Study in California: State Over Allocation - Overhaul Proposed (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Shopping for Water: How the Market Can Mitigate Water Shortages in the American West - The Hamilton Project Paper (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Curtailments Lawsuit: Drought Emergency Decisions Contested in California by Water Users (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Interstate Water Dispute: Florida v. Georgia in the Supreme Court (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Contracts Challenge & the ESA: Supreme Court Denies Petition by Irrigation Districts (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Whooping Crane ESA Case: Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider ESA “Take” Challenge by David Moon (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

USGS Releases "Estimated Freshwater Withdrawals in Washington, 2010 Report" (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Urban Water Conservation in Southern California: Encouraging Conservation Through Tradeable Allocations & Market Mechanisms by Bond, Motlow, Steely, Wang & Libecap (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Proposed Reallocation of Non-Indian Agricultural Water in the Central Arizona Project (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Prioritizing Management & Protection of the Colorado River’s Environmental Resources - Colorado River Research Group (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Water Rights Settlement in Oklahoma: Tribes, City and State (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ALLOCATION TRADING:

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

ALLOTMENT (see also Tribal Water Rights):

Tribal Water Rights and the Colorado River Reallocation Through Forbearance Agreements by Mason D. Morisset (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

 

ALLUVIAL AQUIFER:

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

ALLUVIAL WELLS:

South Platte Well Crisis, 2002-2010: Evolving Alluvial Groundwater Regulation by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

 

ALTERNATIVE POINTS OF RECOVERY:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF WATER:

Using Graywater & Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, & Benefits Published (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Report on Water Available for Replenishment of Groundwater in California: Interim White Paper (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Capture & Reuse - Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefits (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

ALTERNATIVE STORAGE:

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

"ALTERNATIVE TRANSFER MECHANISMS or METHODS" (see also TRANSFERS):

Water Transfers in the West by Carlee Brown (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

2017 Water Market Outlook and Alternative Water Transfers in Colorado Reports Released (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLY:

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

AMBIENT CONDITIONS:

Selenium Rule Proposed by EPA for San Francisco Bay & Delta to Tighten Standards (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

AMBIENT GROUNDWATER:

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

 

AMBIENT WATER QUALITY:

Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon by Dishman & Heimbucher (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

AMMONIA:

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater: EPA Draft Update (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Wastewater Effluent Spill by Private Ski Area in Montana's West Gallatin River (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

ANALYSIS PROTOCOLS:

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

ANALYTICAL METHODS:

California's Freshwater Nutrient Numeric Endpoint (NNE) Approach: Re-evaluating the Santa Margarita River Case Study by Thomas, Gindlesperger & Barnard (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

 

ANALYTICAL TOOLS:

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

ANCIENT DOCUMENTS:

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

 

ANIMAL WASTE:

EPA Enforcement: Seven National Enforcement Initiatives Announced for 2017-2019 (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

 

ANNULUS PRESSURE:

Safe Drinking Water Enforcement by EPA on Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado: Underground Injection Control (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

 

ANTHROPOGENIC SOURCES:

Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program by Baczkowski, Myers, Swanson & Wigington (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

ANTIDEGRADATION STANDARD:

Water Quality Litigation: Oregon's "State-of-the-Art" Water Quality Standards Challenge by Richard M. Glick (TWR #24: February 15, 2006)

ESA & CWA: Endangered Species Act Influences on EPA's Clean Water Act Programs (The Washington State Example) by Palmer (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Anti-Degradation Rule in New Mexico: Amendments for Restoration (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

Coalbed Methane: Montana's Anti-Degradation & Numeric Standards (TWR #45, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2007)

Headwater Protection in New Mexico - Wilderness Areas Rule Adopted by Water Quality Control Commission (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

CWA Integrated Reporting Memorandum for 2012 Reporting Cycle (Water Quality Reports) (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ANTIDEGRADATION OF GROUDNWATER RULE:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ANTIQUITIES ACT OF 1906:

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

ANTI-SPECULATION (see also SPECULATION):

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

APPEALS or APPELLATE REVIEW:

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

APPLICATION METHODS:

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

APPROPRIATION and “APPROPRIATION”:

Instream Flows & the Public Interest: Washington State Permit with Mitigation Conditions Overturned by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Rio Grande Compact: Special Master Report Issued in Texas v. New Mexico (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

APPROVAL DISCRETION:

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

APPROVAL FACTORS:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

APPURTENANCY and APPURTENANT LAND:

Texas Water Law: An Update on Recent Legislation and Case Law by Deborah Clarke Trejo and Tina Alvarado Arnold (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

"Takings" Appeal: Ownership of Water Rights Issues Certified to Oregon Supreme Court (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Water Rights Ownership Decision: Trust Relationship Between Irrigation Districts and Water Users by David C. Moon (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Groundwater Severance Invalid: Arizona Decision Regarding Future GW Use (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Idaho Transfers: An Update on Idaho's Water Transfer Policies and Issues by Michael C. Creamer (TWR #65: July 15, 2009)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Groundwater Regulation & "Takings" in Texas by Deborah C. Trejo (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

Instream Use Change: irrigation to instream Transfer in Nevada Approved by State Engineer (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

The Winters Doctrine & Tribal Groundwater: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District et al. by David Moon (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Case: Water Districts' Equitable Defenses Denied (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

APPURTENANT GROUNDWATER:

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

AQUATIC HABITAT:

Instream Flow Pilot Study in Oklahoma (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

"Hydropeaking" Flows Study: Devastating Impacts on Aquatic Insects (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

AQUATIC HERBICIDE:

State NPDES Programs & ESA Consultation: Federal Court Rejects Argument ESA Consultation Required by Morford & Ginsberg (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

 

AQUATIC INSECTS IMPACT:

"Hydropeaking" Flows Study: Devastating Impacts on Aquatic Insects (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

AQUATIC LANDS:

Northwest Fuel Transportation Projects: The Thin Green Line Holds - Update on the Status of Fossil Fuel Transportation Projects in the Pacific Northwest by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

AQUATIC LIFE CRITERIA:

Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon by Dishman & Heimbucher (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Selenium Water Quality Criteria: EPA Publishes Final Chronic Aquatic Life Criterion for Freshwater (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

AQUATIC LIFE:

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Mountaintop Removal: Interior Releases Final Regulations on Impacts to Surface Water & Groundwater from Coal Mining (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

AQUATIC LIFE BENCHMARKS (ALBs):

Pesticides in US Streams & Rivers: USGS Report Compares Data from 1992-2001 & 2002-2011 (Edited/condensed from USGS) (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

 

AQUATIC RISK:

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

AQUEDUCT TRANSFER:

Aqueduct Transfer from Reclamation: Provo River Aqueduct to Provo River Water Users Ass'n (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

 

AQUEOUS SUSPENSION:

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

AQUIFER BARRIER:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFER BOUNDARY:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims by Greer & Johnson (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

 

AQUIFER CATEGORIZATION:

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

 

AQUIFER DECLINES or DRAWDOWN:

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFER DYNAMICS:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFER EXPLOITATION:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Groundwater Declines Due to Intensive Irrigation: USGS Columbia Plateau Aquifer Study (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

AQUIFER GOVERNANCE:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Groundwater Declines Due to Intensive Irrigation: USGS Columbia Plateau Aquifer Study (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

LA’s Stormwater Capture Plan: Excerpts from the Los Angeles Stormwater Capture Master Plan (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims by Greer & Johnson (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Case: Water Districts' Equitable Defenses Denied (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

“ACQUIFER INJECTION”:

Report on Water Available for Replenishment of Groundwater in California: Interim White Paper (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

"AQUIFER MANAGEMENT FEES":

Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Resolution to Over 50 years of Water Dispute by Votteler and Gulley (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

 

AQUIFER MODELING:

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFER PROTECTION:

Tribal Groundwater Case: Water Districts' Equitable Defenses Denied (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFER PROTECTION PERMIT:

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

 

AQUIFER RECHARGE (see also AQUIFER STORAGE AND RECOVERY):

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western United States by Evan Mortimer & David R. Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Lessons Learned from Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Systems in the US (Paper) (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Integrating Storage in California's Changing Water System: Storage and Water Management Report (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

The Winters Doctrine & Tribal Groundwater: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District et al. by David Moon (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Aquifer Recharge & Flood Mitigation Collaboration in Nebraska (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Flow Restoration During Severe Drought: Washington Enters Uncharted Territory by Amanda E. Cronin (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

EPA & Water Sector Innovations: Interview with Jeffrey Lape, Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Science & Technology - Conducted by Jakob Wiley (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

LA’s Stormwater Capture Plan: Excerpts from the Los Angeles Stormwater Capture Master Plan (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Aquifer Recovery in Idaho: Governor's Budget Provides Funding to Reverse Decline of Idaho Aquifer Levels (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Report on Water Available for Replenishment of Groundwater in California: Interim White Paper (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Capture & Reuse - Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefits (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Aquifer Recharge and Wastewater Treatment Project (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Speculative Right or Eco-Friendly Project: New Mexico Groundwater Application (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Infrastructure Loans: $1 Billion in New EPA Program Under the Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFER RECHARGE DISTRICTS:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

AQUIFER RECHARGE FOR MITIGATION:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

AQUIFERS & AQUITARDS:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFERS IN TEXAS:

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Texas v. New Mexico: Rio Grande Litigation (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFER STORAGE and RECOVERY (ASR and Recharge):

Aquifer Storage Recovery: Expanding Possibilities in the Western United States by Cat Shrier (TWR #8: Oct. 15, 2004)

Lower Rio Grande Regional Water Plan (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

Law of the Rio Grande (Report from the 6th Annual Conference) by David Moon, Editor (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

Aquifer Storage Recovery: The Texas Perspective by Edmond R. McCarthy Jr., Sheridan L. Gilkerson and James C. Dwyer (TWR #19: September 15, 2005)

IDWR Aquifer Recharge Project in Idaho Awarded 2025 Grant (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Arizona Groundwater Law by L. William Staudenmaier (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

Aquifer Recharge: Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer Assessments Funded (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

Interstate Water Allocation by Christopher H. Meyer, Givens Pursley LLP (Boise, Idaho) (TWR #42: August 15, 2007)

Aquifer Recharge and Storage: Ongoing Implementation Concerns by Peter G. Scott (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Groundwater Supply: ASR Pilot Projects in Oklahoma Pass Legislature (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Drought Actions in California: Water Transfers and Exchanges (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Water Management Alternatives: Incorporating "New" Water Management Methods at a Watershed Scale by Cat Shrier (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Groundwater Recharge Upheld in Arizona: "Takings" and Tort Claims Denied (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Groundwater Replenishment & Water Reuse: Orange County California's Water Purification and Reuse Project by Michael R. Markus (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

California Water Supply: Challenges and Solutions by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Water Reuse & Supply Sustainability: WateReuse Association and International Water Association by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Aquifer Recharge and Recovery: Assessing Potential in the Umatilla Basin by Said Amali (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Inventory of Potential Below Ground Storage Sites Report Released by Oregon Water Resources Department (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Idaho Power Water Settlement: Swan Falls Agreement Reaffirmed (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Columbia Basin Project: "Artificially-Stored" Groundwater (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Ground Water & Surface Water Conjunctive Management - Delivery Call Litigation in Idaho: Ground Water Users' Perspective by Budge (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Aquifer Storage Recovery & EPA's Underground Injection Control Program-EPA's "ASR Experts" Report by Shrier (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Aquifer Recharge of Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer in Idaho: Total Recharge Over 103,000 Acre-Feet (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Litigation on the Colorado River: Conflicts in Search of Solutions by Michael Gheleta (TWR #67: September 15, 2009)

Arizona Water Management Issues: Maintaining Sustainable Water Management by Steve Olson (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery; New Federal Initiatives - EPA to Develop Guidance by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery Regulation: Survey of UIC-ASR Regulation in Different States, Chase Hahn (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Vadose Zone Recharge in Arizona: Water Reuse Award (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

New Water Management Model: The Umatilla Basin Water Commission - Counties, Irrigation District & Confederated Tribes Form Administrative Body by Martha Pagel (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Aquifer & River Recharge: Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie (SVRP) Aquifer and the Spokane River (Ecology Study) (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Multi-Sector Water Sharing (Agricultural-Urban-Environmental): Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin & the West by Smith (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Reclaimed Water & Water Rights Impairment: Draft Reclaimed Water Rules in Washington State by Dave Monthie (TWR #89: July 15, 2011)

Porosity Storage Reservoirs: A 21st Century Solution for Water Storage by Matt Metcalf & William H. Fronczak (TWR #89: July 15, 2011)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Advantages, Challenges, Applications & Approaches for Expanding ASR in the West by Burt and Barry (TWR #91: Sept. 15, 2011)

Tribal Water Rights Settlement Funding Announced-Soboba of Luiseño Indians Settlement Act ($21 Million in California)(TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Pilot Program for Managed Recharge on the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer in Idaho (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Municipal Water Resources & Regional Planning: The Prairie Waters Project - Aurora, Colorado by Lisa Darling (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Arizona Groundwater Management by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

National Climate Assessment Draft Released by Federal Advisory Committee: "Firmly in the Present" (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Umatilla Basin Aquifer Restoration Project: New Management Model at the Crossroads by Martha Pagel (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Conjunctive Use in California's Central Valley: Mixed Results After Decades of Groundwater Banking by Jennifer Spaletta (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

Aquifer Depletion Study: USGS Releases Groundwater Depletion in the United States (1900-2008) (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Instream Flows Decision in Washington: Protection from Impairment - Reserved Use Rule (Reservation) Invalid by David Moon (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery for Groundwater Supply - Award Announced for City of Phoenix Project (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Water Exchange & Mitigation: Water Rights Purchases Hydrate Water Bank & Rechage Aquifer - Mitigation in Closed Basin by Moon (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Stream Flow Enhancement/Groundwater Mitigation in Washington - Stormwater Capture & Groundwater Recharge (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Albuquerque’s Water Resources Management: Integrated Strategy Meets Area Challenges by John M. Stomp III, P.E.  (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Resolution to Over 50 years of Water Dispute by Votteler and Gulley (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Aquifer Recharge - Water Banking Paper by Arizona WRRC (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Land Subsidence and Groundwater Replenishment in California (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western United States by Evan Mortimer & David R. Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Lessons Learned from Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Systems in the US (Paper) (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Aquifer Recovery in Idaho: Governor's Budget Provides Funding to Reverse Decline of Idaho Aquifer Levels (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFER STORAGE TRANSFER and RECOVERY (ASTR):

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFERS STUDY:

Groundwater in the US: USGS Surveys Identify Aquifers and Assess Water Quality (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

AQUIFER SYSTEM GEOMETRY:

Groundwater Declines Due to Intensive Irrigation: USGS Columbia Plateau Aquifer Study (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

AQUIFER WATER LEVELS:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ARBITRARY and CAPRICIOUS:

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

ARBITRATION:

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration by Justin D. Lavene and Marcus A. Powers (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

 

ARCTIC GRAYLING:

ESA Listing Decision in Montana: Arctic Grayling Not Listed Due to Successful Collaboration (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

 

AREA OF ORIGIN:

Area of Origin Reclamation Lawsuit (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

ARIZONA WATER LAW and WATER QUALITY:

Groundwater Contamination: PCE - Arizona DEQ Superfund Site (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

Arizona Water Settlement Approved by Congress (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Groundwater Contamination - Arizona Study of PG&E Plume (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Riparian Funding in Arizona (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Water and the Environment - The Role of Ecosystem Restoration by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Interstate Water Banking: Evolving Colorado River System Agreement by James H. Davenport (TWR #17: July 15, 2005)

Nonpoint Sources - Arizona Grants (TWR #18, Water Briefs: August 15, 2005)

State NPDES Authority: NPDES Program Vacated in Arizona (TWR #19, Water Briefs, September 15, 2005)

Southwest Water Decisions: Arizona Water Settlements Act, Indian Reserved Rights, Adjudications by McGinnis & Alberts (TWR #20: October 15, 2005)

Groundwater Injury Allowed: "Reasonable Use" Limits Damages (Ninth Circuit Decision) (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

The ESA & CWA Delegation: Defenders of Wildlife V. EPA by David Light (TWR #25: March 15, 2006)

Golf Course Receives Conservation Fines in Arizona (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Phoenix Water Planning: Water Resources Plan - The 2005 Update by Tom Buschatzke (TWR #32: October 15, 2006)

Arizona Groundwater Law by L. William Staudenmaier (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

Untapping Tribal Waters: Tribal Water Marketing Expanding by Clay J. Landry and Christina Quinn (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

Water Conservation Initiatives - Western States Take Action by Craig Bell, Western States Water Council (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

Mine Tailings Discharge Violation Issued in Arizona (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Supreme Court Limits ESA: National Homebuilders v. Defenders of Wildlife by Richard M. Glick and Lindsay Eyler (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Water and Western Growth by Dan Tarlock and Sarah Bates Van de Wetering (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Effluent Water Auction in Arizona ($67 Million Sale) (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Drinking Water Cleanup (Sulfate): Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

ADEQ Drinking Water Fine for TCE Contamination and Water Quality Violations (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund in Arizona: Wastewater Treatment Grant (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Aquifer Recharge and Storage: Ongoing Implementation Concerns by Peter G. Scott (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Stormwater Fines - Highway Construction Company in Arizona (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Aquifer Protection Permits Announced for Mining in Arizona: Groundwater Quality Protection (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Streamflows in the Rocky Mountain West: Strategies to Protect and Restore "Environmental Flows" by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Violations in Arizona: $1.25 Million Penalty (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Selling Water Rights by Live Auction: Solving the Pricing Dilemma by Paul Thomas (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Violations in Arizona: Santa Cruz River Illegal Filling Results in $1.25 Million Penalty (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

WATERSENSE State Challenge Won by Arizona Department of Water Resources (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona by Eden, Glennon, Ker, Libecap, Megdal and Shipman (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

Groundwater Recharge Upheld in Arizona: "Takings" and Tort Claims Denied (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Groundwater Severance Invalid: Arizona Decision Regarding Future GW Use (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Carbon Sequestration Injection Project in Arizona: West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Climate Change & Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Snowmelt - Rights & Administration by Kenney, Klein, Goemans, Alvord & Shapiro (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Mercury Advisory: Fish Consumption Limits in Arizona (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Tribal and Municipal Water Supply: Navajo-Gallup Project - Reclamation Report & EIS (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Arizona Water Management Issues: Maintaining Sustainable Water Management by Steve Olson (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Groundwater Investigation Funded Via Uranium Contamination Agreement (Tribal Land in Arizona (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery Regulation: Survey of UIC-ASR Regulation in Different States, Chase Hahn (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Reclaimed Water Management: Using Vadose Zone Recharge Wells - The Arizona Experience by Marsh & Small (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Vadose Zone Recharge in Arizona: Water Reuse Award (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: ADEQ Consent Judgment with ASARCO (Tailings Discharge) (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Yuma Desalting Plant Pilot Program Started/ DROP 2 Storage Reservoir Celebration (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Northeastern Arizona Indian Water Rights Settlement - Navajo Nation Council Approval (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Water Conservation Programs in Arizona Evaluated (Report by Western Resource Advocates) (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Tribal Water Rights and the Colorado River Reallocation Through Forbearance Agreements by Mason D. Morisset (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Treatment As A State: Havasupai Tribe Authority Under Clean Water Act (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Green Construction - Tribal Community Adopts International Code (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Water Sharing Strategies for Ag/Urban/Enviro in the West: Western States Council Report with CSU's Water Institute (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study by Carly Jerla, Terry Fulp, and Pam Adams (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Mercury Contamination in Arizona: Fish Consumption Advisory Issued by ADEQ (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Water Resources Regulation & Development: Groundwater, Floodplains, and "Waters of the United States" by Robert D. Anderson (TWR #91: Sept. 15, 2011)

Reclaimed Wastewater: Hopi Tribe in Arizona Sues Flagstaff Over Snowmaking Proposal (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Tribal Water Supply: White Mountain Apache Tribal Government Water Right Settlement (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Negotiating Indian Water Rights Claims: Twelfth Biennial Symposium on Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights by Killoren (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Draft 2010 Status of Water Quality in Arizona 305(b) Assessment and 303(d) Listing Report - Public Comments (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

NEPA Procedural Ruling in Arizona Snowbowl Case: Claims Found Meritless Under NEPA and APA (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Western States' Water Planning: The Best Laid Plans - Water Planning in Uncertain Times by Janet Neuman (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Arizona Legislation: Instream Water Rights Face Hurdles & Rainwater Harvest Pilot Projects Proposed (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Emerging Contaminants Advisory Panel Forming in Arizona (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Compliance Assistance - Small Community Program with Arizona DEQ (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Arizona Groundwater Management by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

State Trust Lands Decision by Arizona Supreme Court - No Federal Reserved Rights (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project Funding - Expedited Permitting & Review for Navajo Nation (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Pipeline Spill & Water Quality Violations: ADEQ Enforcement for Silver Bell Mining (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Wastewater Spills in Arizona - ADEQ Enforcement (Fine & Supplemental Environmental Project Required) (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Southern Nevada Water Authority Article: Low Winter Flows in the Colorado River & Projected Shortages (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Sediment Control in Arizona: ADEQ-EPA Grant Program - Piping Project & Nonpoint Pollution Control (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

EPA Reaches Agreement With ADOT to Improve Stormwater Management (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Mine Permit Appealed From ADEQ Decision: Aquifer Protection Permit in Arizona (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Arizona v. California Digital Collection Debuted at William A. Wise Law Library (CU) (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery for Groundwater Supply - Award Announced for City of Phoenix Project (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Regional Water Management Cooperation: Study Compares Four Cases in the West by Nathaniel Delano and Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Arizona's "Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability" (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Water Harvesting Assessment (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Arizona Groundwater Use Decision: Groundwater Plan for Development Project Rejected by David Moon (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Aquifer Recharge - Water Banking Paper by Arizona WRRC (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Water Consciousness Challenge: The New Arizona Prize to be Awarded (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

EPA Settlement-Uranium Contamination Finalized: $5.15 Billion From Handiwork and Kerr-McGee (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Tribal Water Agreements Highlighted: Shoshone-Paiute Settlement Signed (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Tribal Wastewater - Water Pollution Facility & Settlement Over CWA Violations by Tribal Utility (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Proposed Reallocation of Non-Indian Agricultural Water in the Central Arizona Project (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Quality: Funding From EPA for Monitoring the San Juan River in Arizona (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Lake Mead Threat: Arizona’s Senator Secures Interior Commitment Regarding Stored Water (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Colorado River Futures Project: Policy Recommendations on Colorado River Management for New Administration (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Stanford’s Water in the West Program Releases Colorado River Basin Environmental Water Transfers Scorecard (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

ARKANSAS RIVER:

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

ARSENIC:

Arsenic Removal for Drinking Water - EPA (TWR #1, Water Briefs: March 15, 2004)

Arsenic Rule: Compliance Tools Available (TWR #23, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2006)

California Water Supply: Challenges and Solutions by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

EPA Proposing to Amend Effluent Limitations Guidelines & Standards for Steam Electric Power Generating (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Mine Permit Appealed From ADEQ Decision: Aquifer Protection Permit in Arizona (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: Oil Spill Fines & Restitution in Wyoming - Criminal Charges Pending (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

Fish Consumption Rate: Water Quality Standards Proposed in Washington State (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Fish Consumption Rule & Toxics Standards Proposal for Washington (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Steam Electric Plants Toxic Pollutants Discharges: Rule Finalized by EPA (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

ARTIFICIAL RECHARGE (see also Aquifer Storage Recovery):

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

“ASPIRATIONAL” FLOWS:

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

ASSESSMENT DISTRICT:

Aquifer Recharge and Wastewater Treatment Project (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

ASSUMPTIONS:

Alaska Instream Water Applications Decision: “Public Interest” and the “Most Beneficial Use” by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

 

ASSURED WATER SUPPLY (“ASSURED & ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY”):

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

ATMOSPHERIC RIVERS:

Water & Power: Reclamation Science & Technology Development Projects (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

 

ATTORNEY FEES:

Colorado Water Law Decision (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Texas Water Law: An Update on Recent Legislation and Case Law by Deborah Clarke Trejo and Tina Alvarado Arnold (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Litigation: Avoiding and Responding to Third-Party Lawsuits by Jeff Kray & Meline MacCurdy (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

CERCLA Citizen Suits Provisions: "Prevailing" Party Determination - The Award of Fees & Costs in Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. by Du Bey, Clark & Weir (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

Adverse Possession & Beneficial Use in Colorado by David Moon, Editor (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Found Liable for $8.9 Million in Attorney's Fees in Rate Case (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Stock Pond Permit Settlement: EPA & Landowners Settle Clean Water Act Lawsuit (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Attorney Fees and Past Response Costs Awarded in Transboundary Pollution Case (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

AUCTIONS of Water Rights:

Effluent Water Auction in Arizona ($67 Million Sale) (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Selling Water Rights by Live Auction: Solving the Pricing Dilemma by Paul Thomas (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

Reverse Auction for Leasing Instream Flow in Washington (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

 

AUDIT PROGRAMS (see also WATER AUDITS):

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

State Water Planning & Sustainability: Audit of Oregon Water Resources Department by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

New Water Supply Projects: Ecology's Office of Columbia River Criticized in Economic Evaluation (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

AUGMENTATION PLANS (See also Groundwater):

Colorado Water Law Decision (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Federal Plan Violates Endangered Species Act: Snake River BiOp Plan Flawed (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

Groundwater Augmentation: Conjunctive Use Decision by Colorado Supreme Court (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

Colorado and Western Water Law: A Continuing Alchemy by Justice Greg Hobbs (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Water Quality Thermal Credit Trading: Methods for Quantifying Thermal Credits by Dupuis, Smesrud, Wirz & Primozich (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Groundwater and Water Availability: Colorado Decision on Exempt Wells and the No Injury Rule (TWR #59, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2009)

Ground Water Availability & The No Injury Rule: Domestic Well Owners Protected in Colorado by David Moon (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Pecos River Compact Compliance: New Mexico's Compliance Program Meets With Success by James C. Brockmann (TWR #61: March 15, 2009)

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration by Justin D. Lavene and Marcus A. Powers (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Well Augmentation: Conjunctive Use Decision in Colorado (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

South Platte Well Crisis, 2002-2010: Evolving Alluvial Groundwater Regulation by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

Republican River Compact - Arbitrator's Ruling (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Key Tribal Water Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Conjunctive Use Decisions: Applying the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Groundwater Use by David Moon (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

South Platte Wells in Colorado: Over-Augmentation Damage Study Begins (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

CSKT Water Rights Compact Unratified: Montana Legislature Refuses to Ratify Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Compact by Weiner & Stermitz (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Water Right Nonuse: Historical Beneficial Consumptive Use in Change Proceedings in Colorado (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

AUTONOMY:

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

AVERAGE ANNUAL RECHARGE:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

AVOIDED COSTS:

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

BACKGROUND LEVELS:

Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon by Dishman & Heimbucher (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

BACKGROUND POLLUTANT:

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

 

BACKWATER HABITATS:

High-Flow Pulse: Grand Canyon Flooding by Department of the Interior (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

BACKGROUND WATER QUALITY:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

BACTERIA:

2008-2009 National Rivers and Stream Assessment - EPA Stream Survey (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Water Quality Monitoring Report Released by Izaak Walton League of America: Haphazard & Limited (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

BAKKEN SHALE:

Crude Oil-By-Rail & the Endangered Species Act: Coming Soon to Train Tracks Near You? by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

 

BALANCE:

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

BALANCE OF THE EQUITIES:

Tribal Groundwater Case: Water Districts' Equitable Defenses Denied (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

 

BALANCING TEST:

Instream Flows Decision in Washington: Protection from Impairment - Reserved Use Rule (Reservation) Invalid by David Moon (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

BALLAST WATER:

New Regulations for Ballast Water Ordered (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Ballast Water Discharges & Invasive Species: Decision Requires Clean Water Act NPDES Permits (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

 

BANK STORAGE:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BARRIER CULVERT (see also CULVERT CASE):

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

“Indian Treaty Fishing Rights and the Environment: Affirming the Right to Habitat Protection and Restoration” (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

BARRIERS TO HYDRAULIC FLOW:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BASALT AQUIFER:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

BASALT FLOWS:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

BASE FEES:

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

BASE FLOOD ELEVATION:

Flood insurance Program: The Changing Landscape of Floodplain Insurance & Regulation by Molly Lawrence (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

BASE FLOWS / BASEFLOWS:

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

BASELINE / BASELINE DATA / BASELINE REQUIREMENTS:

Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations in the Pacific Northwest by Sanneman, Cochran, Culliney, Furia, Power & Wigington (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Mountaintop Removal: Interior Releases Final Regulations on Impacts to Surface Water & Groundwater from Coal Mining (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

BASIN CLASSIFICATION:

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

BASIN CLOSURES (see also Closed Basins):

Montana Groundwater/Surface Water Conflicts: Management in Search of Science and Reason by Kendy, Wilson and Ziemer (TWR #19: September 15, 2005)

Montana Supreme Court Rules on Groundwater Process: Basin Closures and Conjunctive Use by David C. Moon (TWR #28, June 15, 2006)

Water Policy & Science: Nebraska's River Basin Evaluation Tools by James Gilbert (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Groundwater Closure in New Mexico: Protection of Existing Rights (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March15, 2013)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Huge Instream Donation: Water Supply/Trust Program in Washington (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

 

BASIN OF ORIGIN PROTECTION:

New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers by Barbara Cosens (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Oklahoma Water Storage: Tribal Concerns Raised - Municipalities Purchase Reclamation Project by David Moon, Editor (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Oklahoma Storage Transfer Controversy: Tribal Nations & Local Interests Oppose the Transfer Agreement by David Moon, Editor (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Basin of Origin Claim Denied by Federal Judge in California: Reclamation Prevails Over Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Basin of Origin Claims of Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Rejected by 9th Circuit - Reclamation Cutbacks Upheld (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Groundwater Orders in Nevada: Las Vegas Applications Back to State Engineer for Decision (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

“BASIN PLANS” (CALIFORNIA):

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

BASIN ROUNDTABLES (see also Colorado Water Rights):

Colorado's Water Plan by Jayla Ryan Poppleton (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

 

BASIN-SPECIFIC REGULATIONS or STANDARDS:

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BASIN STUDIES:

River Basin Studies Announced by Reclamation: Imbalance of Supply, Needs & Demands (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

 

BASIN SUBSIDENCE:

Basin Subsidence & San Joaquin Groundwater Pumping: NASA Report Released by CDWR (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

BAY DELTA (see also San Joaquin River Basin):

Delta Smelt Order in California and Water Supply Impacts (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Delta Smelt Endangered Species Act Ruling (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

The Peripheral Canal: San Francisco Bay - Delta Estuary Proposals by Dante Nomellini (TWR #53: July 15, 2008)

Drought Actions in California: Water Transfers and Exchanges (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Peripheral Canal Reports Released: Delta Vision & PPIC (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

California Bay-Delta "Interim Federal Action Plan" Released (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Major Legislation & Remaining Issues by Alf Brandt (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Delta Decisions: Salmon & Smelt Court Rulings in California (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Delta Smelt Decline: New Study Blames Nutrient Pollution (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Fish Restoration Program in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta & Suisun Marsh: Departments Agreement Signed (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

"The Reasonable Use Doctrine and Agricultural Water Use Efficiency" - California's Delta Watermaster Report (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Schedule for Effects Analysis & EIS/EIR (June 2012) (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

National Research Council's Report Released: "A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California's Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan" (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Delta Smelt Rulings in California's Bay-Delta: BiOp Remanded and Injunction Issued Blocking USFWS Proposal (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Climate Change & San Francisco Bay Watershed: Watershed Impacts for the Coming Century-Edited/Condensed from: James Cloern (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Corps Levee Policy on Vegetation Removal: CDFG Files Suit Against Removal Requirement (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Tunnels Planned for Bay Delta Conservation Plan - Supply/Restoration of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Ecosystem (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Bay Delta Action Plan Released by EPA (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Improving Water Right Enforcement Authority, California Bay-Delta Watermaster Report (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West by Fort & Nelson (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Delta Stewardship Council Posts the Delta Plan Final Draft in California (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Bay Delta Deliveries: Reduced Pumping & Endangered Species Act Issues (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

Agricultural Water Conservation Efficiency Grants - Bay Delta Restoration Program (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

Bay Delta Plan: Drafts of Conservation Plan Released in California (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Draft Economic Report on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released for Public Review - California & Federal Partners (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

California Water Action Plan Released (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Bay-Delta EIR/EIS Comment Period Extended (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Bay Delta Decision: Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Plan of Protection for Delta Smelt (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Ninth Circuit: Reclamation Renewal of Water Supply Contracts from Bay-Delta Ecosystem Violated ESA (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Reclamation Contracts Challenge & the ESA: Supreme Court Denies Petition by Irrigation Districts (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Water Transfers Program by Reclamation Proposed for Voluntary Water Transfers in California (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Delta Stormwater Settlement: Toxic Discharges Suit Under ESA & Clean Water Act (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Flow Requirements for Salinity & Instream Flows for the San Joaquin - Draft Proposal in California (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Fisheries & Flows: Draft Scientific Basis Report by SWRCB for Sacramento River & Bay-Delta (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

BEAVERS:

Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: 10 Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts by Porter, Roll, Kapur & Devnani (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

 

BED AND BANK:

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BEER:

Recycled Water: Beer Brewing Proposal in Oregon (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Reclaimed Water in Brewing: Full Circle Pale Ale (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

BEES:

Insecticides Study: USGS on Neonicotinoids and Impacts on Bees (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

 

"BENEFICIAL USE":

Speculation in Water Rights: Transfer Decisions by the Colorado Supreme Court and Special Status for Municipalities by Moon (TWR #20: October 15, 2005)

Municipal Water Rights: Retroactive Expansion Lawsuit (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Coalbed Methane: Water Right Permits Required in Colorado (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Anti-Speculation Doctrine: Water Supply Planning Decision in Colorado (TWR #45, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2007)

Effluent Water Auction in Arizona ($67 Million Sale) (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Anti-Speculation and Water Law: Ghost-Busting, Trust-Busting, or Ensuring Beneficial Use? by Sandra Zellmer (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

Anti-Speculation Article Response - Mesa Water LLP (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Idaho Water Law: Update from Coeur d'Alene Conference by David Moon (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Water Rights Ownership Decision: Trust Relationship Between Irrigation Districts and Water Users by David C. Moon (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Streamflows in the Rocky Mountain West: Strategies to Protect and Restore "Environmental Flows" by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Hydroelectric Relicensing and Tribal Religious Claims: FERC's Increase of Minimum Flows Upheld by David C. Moon (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

Adverse Possession, Abandonment & Beneficial Use: Colorado Supreme Court Decision (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Coalbed Methane Decision: "Beneficial Use" and Well Permit Required - Ranchers' Senior Water Rights Protected by David Moon (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Ground Water & Surface Water Conjunctive Management - Delivery Call Litigation in Idaho: Ground Water Users' Perspective by Budge (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Interstate Groundwater Allocation: Nevada - Utah Draft Snake Valley Management Agreement by David Moon (TWR #67: September 15, 2009)

Produced Water & Regulatory Structure: Colorado Struggles with Coalbed Methane Jurisdiction & Control by Michelle Henrie (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Area of Origin Reclamation Lawsuit (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

"Conservation" Right in Kansas: Beneficial Use Definition (Protection for Instream Flow) (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Municipal Water Law Upheld by Washington Supreme Court: "Pumps and Pipes" & Expanded Municipal Suppliers (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Conjunctive Use Decisions: Applying the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Groundwater Use by David Moon (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

Irrigation Efficiency: Conserved Water & Return Flow - Supreme Court Decision in Montana v. Wyoming (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Anti-Speculation Decision in Colorado: Need & Speculative Sales (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Ag to Urban Transfer: No Injury Rule & Historical Use (Colorado Decision) (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

"Use It or Lose It" Principle Questioned by Kansas Governor: Ogallala Aquifer & Conservation Incentives (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Municipal Water Rights in Montana: Court Rejects "Growing Cities Doctrine" and Upholds Agency Transfer Decision (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Speculative Use or Regional Provider: Company Applies for Massive Water Right in Oregon by David Moon (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Irrigation to Instream in Wyoming: Change to State-Owned Water Rights Sets Precedent (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

"Taking" Decision in US Court of Federal Claims (Beneficial Use & Damages) (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Construing Speculative Use: TCEQ Remands Million Acre-Foot Water Application for Brazos River Basin by David Moon, Editor (TWR #96: Feb. 15, 2012)

Groundwater Rights & Regulation in Texas: Ownership and "Takings" (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Texas Groundwater Ruling-EAA v. Day: Texas Supreme Court Confirms Landowner's Ownership of Groundwater in Place by McCarthy (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Speculation Denied by New Mexico State Engineer: Groundwater Application Rejected (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Speculation - ALJ Ruling in Oregon Overturns Agency Decision (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Historic Use & "Takings" Decision in Colorado: Transfer Application Prompts Review (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Water Transfers in the West by Carlee Brown (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Adverse Possession & Beneficial Use in Colorado by David Moon, Editor (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Tribal Claims to the Colorado River by Ryan Smith (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

"Takings" Claim Denied in Casitas Case: Beneficial Use & Injury Alleged (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Water Quality Assessment Map Announced in Utah: Tool for Beneficial Uses and Water Quality Conditions (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Utah Nuclear Plant Water Right Transfers Upheld by Court (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Speculation in Water: Application Rejected in Oregon by Water Resources Department (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Stream Access in New Mexico: Attorney General's Opinion (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal: City of Boise Project by Erika Malmen (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Evan Mortimer & David R. Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Water Right Nonuse: Historical Beneficial Consumptive Use in Change Proceedings in Colorado (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Small Scale Hydropower & Ditch Easements: Colorado Decision Applies “No Injury Rule” and Maximum Use by David Moon (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Alaska Instream Water Applications Decision: “Public Interest” and the “Most Beneficial Use” by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims by Greer & Johnson (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Lawsuit: WildEarth Guardians Seek Historical Beneficial Use Accounting for Water Rights (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Fisheries & Flows: Draft Scientific Basis Report by SWRCB for Sacramento River & Bay-Delta (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

BENEFICIAL USE RISK CATEGORIES (BURCs):

California's Freshwater Nutrient Numeric Endpoint (NNE) Approach: Re-evaluating the Santa Margarita River Case Study by Thomas, Gindlesperger & Barnard (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

 

BENEFIT/COST ANALYSIS (see also COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS):

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Authors' Responses: Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

“Waters of the US” Definition: Preliminary Injunction Stops Application of New EPA/Army Corps Rule by David Moon (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Stormwater Runoff, Combined Sewer Overflows, and Infrastructure Research Funding (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

BENEFITS QUANTIFICATION:

Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations in the Pacific Northwest by Sanneman, Cochran, Culliney, Furia, Power & Wigington (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

 

BENTHIC COMMUNITY:

Border Pollution: EPA Evaluation Determines "Unacceptable Risk to the Benthic Community” in Columbia River (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

"BEST AVAILABLE EVIDENCE":

New Mexico Priority Administration: New Mexico Supreme Court Decision on State Engineer's Authority by David Moon (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

 

“BEST AVAILABLE SCIENCE”:

Mountaintop Removal: Interior Releases Final Regulations on Impacts to Surface Water & Groundwater from Coal Mining (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

"BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY":

Dam Pollution Settlement: Oil Leakage at Columbia & Snake River Dams and the Clean Water Act (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

 

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES - BMPs (see also Stormwater):

Stormwater BMPs by Eric Strecker, Marcus Quigley, Ben Urbonas and Jonathon Jones (TWR #6: August 15, 2004)

Texas Conservation Report and Best Management Practices Guide (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

Stormwater Violation and EPA Settlement (TWR #30, Water Briefs: August 15, 2006)

Stormwater Violations: Developers Fined in Idaho (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Stormwater Settlement (Failure to Obtain and Failure to Follow Provisions (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Municipal Stormwater: An Overview of Current Regulation and Management by Misha Vakoc (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

International Stormwater BMP Database Update by Eric Strecker, Jane Clary, Marcus Quigley, and Jonathan Jones (TWR #45, Nov. 15, 2007)

Storm Water Regulation Update: Rough Waters In California by Wendy L. Manley (TWR #55: September 15, 2008)

Columbia River Toxics: EPA's Columbia River Basin State of the River Report for Toxics by Mary Lou Soscia and Kim Johnson (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

Aquifer Storage Recovery & EPA's Underground Injection Control Program-EPA's "ASR Experts" Report by Shrier (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Stormwater Retention On Site: An Analysis of Feasibility and Desirability by Eric W. Strecker, PE, and Aaron Poresky, EIT (TWR #65: July 15, 2009)

Residual Designation Authority: New Applications of Seldom-Used Clean Water Act Regulatory Tool by Robert W. Varney (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Construction Stormwater BMPs: California Handbook Developed by California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Stormwater & Sediment Contamination: Minimizing Potential Sediment Recontamination & Associated Liability by Eric Strecker, PE, Marcus Quigley, PE and Marc Leisenring, PE (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Washington Stormwater Regulation: New Industrial Stormwater General Permit by Jeff Kray (TWR #75: May 15, 2010)

Stormwater Permit Compliance: New Washington State Industrial Permit Poses Challenges by Neil Alongi (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Dissolved Metals in Stormwater: Biotic Ligand Model - New Treatment Paradigm (Obtaining Environmental Protection With New Technology & Defensible Standards by Wisdom & Bucich (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

Army Corps Nationwide Permits & CWA 401 Water Quality Certification: New NWPS Become Effective This Month by Merritt Frey (TWR #97: March 15, 2012)

Industrial Stormwater Permitting: Status and Trends in Western States by Gregg Bryden (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Oregon Temperature Water Quality Standards Upheld (Sort Of) by Richard M. Glick (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Nonpoint Source Pollution: Restoration Success in Texas Using Voluntary BMPs (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

New EPA Stormwater Rules Issued on Logging Roads Runoff Just Before Supreme Court Argument (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Stormwater Regulation & Management: Overview of Current Trends by Hardebeck, Holloway, Monsey, Heibrun & Chase (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Washington Stormwater Center: Projects Update by Lisa Rozmyn (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Hydraulic Fracturing & Water: Considering the Water Resources Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing by Adam Orford (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Nutrient Trading & Water Quality by Susan Parker Bodine (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Oil & Gas Searchable Database of State Law: Created by Getches-Wilkinson Center & Temple University (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Supreme Court Stormwater Ruling: Los Angeles Flood Control District v. NRDC - A Strange and Meandering Case by Christopher Rich (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

California's New Industrial Storm Water Permit by Wendy L. Manley, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, LLP (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations in the Pacific Northwest by Sanneman, Cochran, Culliney, Furia, Power & Wigington (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Sediment Cleanup in Seattle: Penalties Issued for Violations of Cleanup Agreement (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Delta Stormwater Settlement: Toxic Discharges Suit Under ESA & Clean Water Act (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

LA’s Stormwater Capture Plan: Excerpts from the Los Angeles Stormwater Capture Master Plan (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Forest Roads: EPA Considers Stormwater Discharge Requirements (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

“Protecting Source Water in Colorado During Oil and Gas Development” (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

“Human-Induced Earthquakes from Deep-Well Injection: A Brief Overview” Report by Congressional Research Service (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

PCB Measurement & Removal - The Next Frontier in Microconstituent Regulation: A Case Study of PCBs in Municipal Wastewater Treatment by Stephens, Milne, Klein, Fuchs, Lindsay & Rodenburg (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

"BEST TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE"/BEST TECHNOLOGY STANDARD:

Cooling Water Intakes: EPA Standards Finalized (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

 

BIAS:

Office of Inspector General's Report on EPA's Actions & Decision on Alaska’s Bristol Bay Watershed (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

BIOACCUMULATION:

Plastic “Microbeads” Study Proposes Outright Ban for Wastewater Problem (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Selenium Water Quality Criteria: EPA Publishes Final Chronic Aquatic Life Criterion for Freshwater (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Selenium Rule Proposed by EPA for San Francisco Bay & Delta to Tighten Standards (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

PCB Measurement & Removal - The Next Frontier in Microconstituent Regulation: A Case Study of PCBs in Municipal Wastewater Treatment by Stephens, Milne, Klein, Fuchs, Lindsay & Rodenburg (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

BIOATTENUATION ZONE:

Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups by Jeff Gaarder (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

“BIOAVAILABILITY”:

Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon by Dishman & Heimbucher (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

BIO-BASED FORM:

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

BIOCONFIRMATION:

Numeric Nutrients: EPA Toolkit for Criteria Released (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

 

BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS:

Microbeads Banned in US By Federal Legislation (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

 

BIODEGRADATION:

Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups by Jeff Gaarder (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Fracking Spills in North Dakota: Duke University Study on Widespread Water & Soil Contamination (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

BIODIVERSITY LOSS:

"Hydropeaking" Flows Study: Devastating Impacts on Aquatic Insects (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

BIOFILTRATION:

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

 

BIOFOULING:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

BIOFUEL:

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

 

BIOGAS:

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

BIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS:

Water Assessment - EPA Biological Assessment Document on Water Quality Management (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Aquatic Bioassessment USGS Database: BioData Retrieval System (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

 

BIOLOGICAL OPINION (BiOps) - see also ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT:

Flood insurance Program: The Changing Landscape of Floodplain Insurance & Regulation by Molly Lawrence (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Columbia Basin Salmon BiOp Rejected by Federal Court: Fed Plan Invalidated for Fifth Time - ESA & NEPA Violated (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

BIOMETHANE:

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

 

BIOPHYSICAL MODELING:

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

BIOREMEDIATION:

Groundwater Cleanup in New Mexico - PCE Plume & Bioremediation Pilot Project (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Biological Treatment of Groundwater and Soil Contamination in California (TWR #44, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2007)

TMDL Challenges in Development and Implementation by David L. Clark, Jory Oppenheimer, and Michael Kasch (TWR #47: January 15, 2008)

Enzyme Bioremediation: Funding Awarded for Research by Texas Company (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

 

BIORETENTION & BIOINFILTRATION:

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber, (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Stormwater Management Innovations: Washington Port Facilities Creatively Respond to Stringent Stormwater Regulations by Deonne Knill (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Municipal Landfill Redevelopment: From Legacy Landfill to Watershed-Protective Sports Stadium in Astoria, Oregon by Stacy J. Frost and Neil R. Alongi (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

BIORETENTION SOIL MEDIA (BSM):

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

BIORETENTION SWALES:

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

BIOTIC LIGAND MODEL:

Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon by Dishman & Heimbucher (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

BISHOP LETTER:

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

 

“BLACK SWANS”:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

BLOCK RATES:

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

BOATING WASTE:

Delta Stormwater Settlement: Toxic Discharges Suit Under ESA & Clean Water Act (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

BONDS - WATER BONDS:

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION:

Kalispel Tribe Agreement With Federal Agencies: Habitat & Fish Stocks in Columbia Basin (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Northwest Hydropower & Fish: Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery Efforts Update by F. Lorraine Bodi (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

BORDER JURISDICTION:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Border Pollution: EPA Evaluation Determines "Unacceptable Risk to the Benthic Community” in Columbia River (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BORDER POLLUTION:

Border Pollution: EPA Evaluation Determines "Unacceptable Risk to the Benthic Community” in Columbia River (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BORDER PROGRAM (U.S. & Mexico):

US-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program 2012 Annual Report - Released by EPA (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

 

BORING LOG:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BOUNDARIES OF GROUNDWATER:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BOUNDARY:

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

 

BOUNDARY CONDITIONS:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BRACKISH WATER:

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Desalination and Water Purification Research Program - Funding from Reclamation Announced (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Water & Power: Reclamation Science & Technology Development Projects (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

USGS Brackish Groundwater Inventory Released (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

BREACH OF CONTRACT:

Federal Breach of Contract: Reclamation Loses Appeal on Breach of Contract Claim by David Moon (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Contracts Challenge & the ESA: Supreme Court Denies Petition by Irrigation Districts (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

BREWERY:

Condemnation Proposed: Municipal Water Rights in Washington (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Condemnation Case in Washington Settled - Water Rights Transfer (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Municipal Water Transfer Recommended in Washington: Relinquishment Due to Non-Use (Expedited Process) (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

 

“BRIGHT LINES”:

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BRINE WASTEWATER or BRINE SALT DISPOSAL:

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Fracking Spills in North Dakota: Duke University Study on Widespread Water & Soil Contamination (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

BRISTOL BAY:

Office of Inspector General's Report on EPA's Actions & Decision on Alaska’s Bristol Bay Watershed (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

“BROKERED RESEARCH”:

Water & Power: Reclamation Science & Technology Development Projects (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

 

BROWNFIELDS:

Citizen's Guide on Institutional Controls Released by EPA (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

EPA Announces Brownfields Rule: All Appropriate Inquiries (TWR #21, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2005)

Brownfields Program: $70 Million in Grants (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

Brownfields Incentives From Expanded Tax Relief (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Water Quality Grant to Inter-Tribal Environmental Council (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Brownfields Grants Announced by EPA: $74 Million (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Brownfield Project for Groundwater Cleanup: EPA Agreement (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Petroleum Brownfields: EPA Revitalization Plan (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Stormwater & Sediment Contamination: Minimizing Potential Sediment Recontamination & Associated Liability by Strecker, Quigley & Leisenring (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber, (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Brownfields Funding: Austin Receives EPA Grants (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Municipal Landfill Redevelopment: From Legacy Landfill to Watershed-Protective Sports Stadium in Astoria, Oregon by Stacy J. Frost and Neil R. Alongi (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

 

BUDGET CONSTRAINTS:

Fish Hatchery Clean Water Act Ruling: Federal Discharges Ruled Unlawful by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

BUFFER ZONES & BUFFER AREAS:

NOAA Biological Opinion on Pesticides: Salmon Jeopardy (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Produced Water & Regulatory Structure: Colorado Struggles with Coalbed Methane Jurisdiction & Control by Michelle Henrie (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Stormwater Regulation & Management: Overview of Current Trends by Hardebeck, Holloway, Monsey, Heibrun & Chase (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber, (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: 10 Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts by Porter, Roll, Kapur & Devnani (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Pesticides & Salmon: Buffer Zones Agreement Reached with EPA (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Pesticide Stream Buffers Finalized: Settlement Agreement with EPA (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

 

BUILDING CODES:

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

BUILDING MORATORIA:

Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary by Jungreis and Van Ligten (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

BUILDING PERMITS:

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Moving Forward Following the Hirst Decision: Interview with Dave Christensen, Washington Department of Ecology by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

BURDEN/RESPONSIBILITY:

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Moving Forward Following the Hirst Decision: Interview with Dave Christensen, Washington Department of Ecology by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

BURDEN OF PROOF / BURDEN OF PERSUASION:

Conjunctive Use Decision in Idaho: Futile Calls and Seasonal Variability (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Reclamation Found Liable - Breach of Contract and "Takings" Decision (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

"Reasonably Necessary" Water Supply Case in Colorado: Planning Period, Burden of Proof & "Speculative" Flows (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Speculation Decision by Colorado Supreme Court:: "Can and Will" Requirements Clarified (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Hydropower Rights Battle in Nebraska: Forfeiture and Abandonment Asserted by Groundwater Irrigators (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Utah Nuclear Plant Water Right Transfers Upheld by Court (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Las Vegas Water Rights Decision - Judge Overturns State Engineer Approvals by David Moon (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

Flood insurance Program: The Changing Landscape of Floodplain Insurance & Regulation by Molly Lawrence (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Drought Enforcement in California - Dismissals Proposed Due to Failure to Prove Water Not Available (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Accommodation Doctrine Held to Apply to Groundwater Interests in Texas (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Drought Enforcement in California: Water Resources Control Board Dismisses Actions Against Irrigation Districts (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Nuclear Water Rights: Transfers From Irrigation Use to Nuclear Power Upheld by Appeals Court (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS:

Cleanup Agreement: Tribal Lands Uranium Contamination (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Indian Water Right Negotiations: Interior's Considerations When Appointing Federal Negotiation Teams by Duane Mecham (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

High Flow Release: Glen Canyon Dam Innovative Protocol to Mimic Flood Conditions (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Tribal Water Agreements Highlighted: Shoshone-Paiute Settlement Signed (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Natural Resource Investment Center Established by Department of Interior (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM):

Water Rights & Grazing Activities on BLM Land: Decision Overturns Bush Administration Regulations (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Spotted Owl Recovery: Revised USFWS Plan (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

EPA Effluent Guidelines: Proposed Regulation of Shale Gas & Coalbed Methane Effluent by Campbell & Howe (TWR #96: Feb. 15, 2012)

Grand Canyon Mining: Uranium Mining Ban (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Nevada Pipeline & Las Vegas Groundwater System: BLM Right-of-Way Final EIS Released (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Pipeline & the Endangered Species Act - 9th Circuit Decision on ESA & NEPA (Ruby Natural Gas Pipeline) (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Fracking Risks Lawsuit in California: BLM Leases & NEPA Review (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Fracking Rule for Public & Indian Lands Proposed by Interior (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Fracking Studies Announced by BLM for Public Lands in California (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: Oil Spill Fines & Restitution in Wyoming - Criminal Charges Pending (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Interior's Rule Released for Public & American Indian Lands (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

BLM Fracking Rules Stayed: Four States Fighting Rules for Public Lands (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Natural Resource Investment Center Established by Department of Interior (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

BLM Fracking Rules for Federal and Indian Lands Held Illegal by Federal Judge in Wyoming (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION and RECLAMATION ACT (See also COLUMBIA RIVER, STORAGE & RECLAMATION):

Bennett Raley, Assistant Secretary of the Interior - Interview by David Moon (TWR #7: Sept. 15, 2004)

Colorado River 2005 Operating Plan Released (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Bureau of Reclamation Decision Document for Columbia River (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Law of the Rio Grande (Report from the 6th Annual Conference) by David Moon, Editor (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

San Juan River Basin - Navajo Nation Settlement Approved (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Water 2025 Grants - New State Program (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Friant Dam and San Joaquin River Fisheries Restoration: Reasonable Remedies? by Christopher H. Calfee (TWR #17: July 15, 2005)

Water Shortage: Lake Powell and Lake Mead Management (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Water Supply: Declining Aquifer in Washington (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Reclaimed Water: Bureau of Reclamation FONSI in Arizona (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Reclamation Study: Potential Hydroelectric and Water Supply Projects in the Western United States (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

Purpose of Use Change in Bureau of Reclamation Project: Irrigation to Domestic Use in Colorado (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Pecos River Lawsuit Filed - ESA Violations Alleged Against Bureau of Reclamation and Corps of Engineers (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Shasta Lake Options Included in Reclamation's Scoping Report (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Navajo Reservoir FEIS Completed - Flow Recommendations and Authorized Purposes (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Growth Limits Based on Water Supply: Reclamation Exploratory Well (TWR #30, Water Briefs: August 15, 2006)

All-American Canal Lining Halted: 9th Circuit Injunction (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Reclamation Contract Awarded for Removal of Savage Rapids Dam (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

San Joaquin Settlement: Friant Dam Litigation by Harrison C. Dunning (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

The Colorado River: New Operational Guidelines for Lake Powell and Lake Mead by Fulp, Yoder & Blatchford (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

Colorado River Shortages: Reclamation Preferred Alternative (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

New Western Water Agenda: Opportunities for Action in an Era of Growth and Climate Change by MacDonnell & Fort (TWR #48: Feb. 15, 2008)

Tribal Water Sale: Tribes, Reclamation & Washington Partnership (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: A Convergence of Opportunity by Paul Simmons (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Georgia Water Battle: Corps Authorization Decision (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

Groundwater Availability Modeling: The Texas Experience by Van Kelley, Robert Mace, and Neil Deeds (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Aquifer Recharge and Storage: Ongoing Implementation Concerns by Peter G. Scott (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Battle Creek Salmon & Steelhead Restoration Project Funded by Bureau of Reclamation (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

2009 Drought Water Bank in California: CDWR Facilitates Exchanges (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Lake Roosevelt Incremental Storage Release Project - Draft EA Released by Reclamation (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Ground Water & Surface Water Conjunctive Management - Delivery Call Litigation in Idaho: Ground Water Users' Perspective by Budge (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Reclamation Pumping in Central Valley (CA) - NOAA BiOp Finds Jeopardy and BiOp Appealed (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Tribal and Municipal Water Supply: Navajo-Gallup Project - Reclamation Report & EIS (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration by Justin D. Lavene and Marcus A. Powers (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Charting a New Direction by Glen Spain (TWR #70: Dec. 15, 2009)

Desalination Pilot Run: Yuma Desalting Plant (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Colorado River Flows: Grand Canyon Experiment by Dept. of Interior (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers by Barbara Cosens (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers: Part II by Barbara Cosens (TWR #73: March 15, 2010)

Area of Origin Reclamation Lawsuit (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

WaterSMART Initiative: Dept. of Interior Strategy (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery; New Federal Initiatives - EPA to Develop Guidance by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Klamath "Takings" - Ownership of Water Rights & the Bureau of Reclamation by David Moon (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Groundwater Withdrawal Limits in Washington: Emergency Rule Extended (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010

Klamath 2010 Operations Plan Released by Reclamation (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Water Efficiency - Reclamation "WaterSMART" Funding Opportunities (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Yuma Desalting Plant Pilot Program Started/ DROP 2 Storage Reservoir Celebration (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Restoring the San Joaquin River: Restoration Program Update & Status Report by Alicia Gasdick & Margaret Gidding (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Tribal Water Rights: Current Issues & Relevant Background by Robert T. Anderson (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Northwest Water Marketing: Re-Allocating Water in the Pacific Northwest by Richard A. Slaughter (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Water Rights Retired in Nevada: Federal/State/Tribal Program (Newlands Project) (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Recaptured Water: San Joaquin River Restoration (Interim Flow Releases) (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Tribal Instream Rights: Important Settlement Reached on Klamath Basin Challenges by Douglas MacDougal (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

Oklahoma Water Storage: Tribal Concerns Raised - Municipalities Purchase Reclamation Project by David Moon, Editor (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Oklahoma Storage Transfer Controversy: Tribal Nations & Local Interests Oppose the Transfer Agreement by David Moon, Editor (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Hydropower Potential: Bureau of Reclamation Facilities Report (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Tribal Issues in Oklahoma: Water Policy in Former Indian Territory-Chickasaw, Choctaw & Oklahoma (Sardis Reservoir) by Greetham (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Bureau of Reclamation Update: Interview with Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor by David Moon (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Water Recycling/Reuse: Title XVI Funding Criteria Published by Reclamation (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Key Tribal Water Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Tribal Water Lease: Central Arizona Project Water to Municipality (Reclamation FONSI Issued) (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Climate Change Needs: Research for Long-Term Planning - Report Issued by Corps & Reclamation (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Hydropower/Electricity: DOI Assessment Report at Reclamation Facilities (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Yuma Desalting Plant: Reclamation Completes Pilot Run (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Lake Lanier Ruling in the Southeast: Reclamation Reservoir & "Water Supply" Purpose 11th Circuit Decision (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study by Carly Jerla, Terry Fulp, and Pam Adams (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Indian Water Settlements: Outlook for the 112th Congress and Beyond by Ryan A. Smith (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Tribal Fish Accord Between Federal Agencies & Kalispel Tribe (Columbia Basin) (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

BiOp Rejected Again: Columbia River Plan Found Arbitrary & Capricious (Specific Mitigation Plan Not Identified) (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Water Treatment Innovations: Reclamation WaterSMART Awards Grants to California & Texas Study Projects (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Tribal Fish Accord Between Federal Agencies & Kalispel Tribe (Columbia Basin) (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Basin of Origin Claim Denied by Federal Judge in California: Reclamation Prevails Over Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Lake Roosevelt Drawdown Upheld: Reclamation Project Approved by Ninth Circuit (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Colorado Basin Water: Demand & Supply Assessment by Reclamation - Phase 4 Initiated (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Negotiating Indian Water Rights Claims: 12th Biennial Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights by Killoren (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Colorado River Basin Irrigation: The Future of Irrigation Organizations in the Colorado River Basin by Dr. Ron Griffin and Mary Kelly (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

The Columbia River, Basin, and Treaty: Upcoming Treaty Date is Focussing Basin Water Management Issues by Stan Miller (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Northwest Water Banking: Meeting Instream and Out of Stream Water Needs in the Pacific Northwest by Cronin & Fowler (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

Kalispel Tribe Agreement With Federal Agencies: Habitat & Fish Stocks in Columbia Basin (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Stored Water Release Planned to Supplement Klamath River Flows to Avoid Fish Kills: Reclamation Findings (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Reclamation & CDWR Release Final PEIS/R (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Purchases of Reservoir Storage by Various Buyers in Colorado (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Crow Tribe Settlement Implementation - Reclamation Contracts on Irrigation and Municipal, Industrial & Rural System (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

WaterSMART Update (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan: Strange Bedfellows Take Risks, Find Common Ground by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West by Fort & Nelson (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Water Transfers in the West by Carlee Brown (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Texas v. New Mexico - Texas Sues Over Water Deliveries Under the Rio Grande Compact (U.S. Supreme Court) (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study Released by Reclamation (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation - Comment Period Extended (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story by Evans, Forsgaard, Maykut & Packard (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Author's Reply (Yakima Water Plan) by Steve Malloch and Michael Garrity (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

North Platte Regulation to Protect Storage Rights in Wyoming: Priority Administration in Effect (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013

Agricultural Water Conservation Efficiency Grants - Bay Delta Restoration Program (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

Hydraulic Fracturing & Water: Considering the Water Resources Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing by Adam Orford (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

"Takings" Claim Denied in Casitas Case: Beneficial Use & Injury Alleged (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Republican River Compact Call in Nebraska: Bureau of Reclamation Responds to Nebraska DNR Order (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Indian Water Right Negotiations: Interior's Considerations When Appointing Federal Negotiation Teams by Duane Mecham (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

Interior Released FEIS on Klamath River Dam Removal & New Management Plan Dispute (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Southern Nevada Water Authority Article: Low Winter Flows in the Colorado River & Projected Shortages (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Cooperative Watershed Management Program (WaterSMART): Reclamation Funding - Applications Sought (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Reclamation Announces Actions & Strategies to Improve Water Supplies for California's Central Valley Project (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Republican River Compact Compliance: Storage Releases by Nebraska (States Fail to Reach Future Access Agreement) (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

The "Fill Mead First" Proposal: Potential Legal Issues Under the Law of the River by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #112: June 15, 2013)

Water Banking Criteria Draft Released by Reclamation for Central Valley Project (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Klamath BiOp - Operations of Klamath Project Through 2023 Announced by Reclamation (NMFS & USFWS BiOp) (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

The Southern Delivery System - Getting to the Finish Line: Planning, Permitting & Constructing by John A. Fredell (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Groundwater Banking Project: Reclamation Restoration Funds (San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act)(TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Basin of Origin Claims of Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Rejected by 9th Circuit - Reclamation Cutbacks Upheld (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Reclamation Manual Policies and Directives and Standards Finalized by Bureau (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Acquavella Update: Washington's 36-Year Old Water Rights Adjudication Nears An End by Jeff Kray (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Colorado River Management & Drought: Lake Powell Releases to be Lowered Significantly by David Moon, Editor (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Arkansas Valley Conduit in Colorado: Regional Water Pipeline Project - Condensed/Edited from US Bureau of Reclamation Documents (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Tribal Water Study: Reclamation & the Colorado River Basin Tribes Partnership (Ten Tribes Partnership) (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Groundwater/Surface Water Exchange Agreement Signed: Reclamation & Irrigation District (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Reclamation Developing Directive & Standard for Non-Agricultural Discharges Into Facilities (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Klamath Basin Coordinating Council Releases Third Annual Report (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Klamath Settlement "Agreement in Principle" Reached Between Klamath Tribes and "Off-Project" Irrigators (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Rio Grande Compact - Lawsuit Between Texas & New Mexico: U.S. Solicitor General's Brief Filed (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released for Public Review - California & Federal Partners (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

GAO Report on Fed Agency Actions: Climate Change on Water Infrastructure (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Albuquerque’s Water Resources Management: Integrated Strategy Meets Area Challenges by John M. Stomp III, P.E.  (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Ninth Circuit: Reclamation Renewal of Water Supply Contracts from Bay-Delta Ecosystem Violated ESA (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

WaterSMART Funding by Reclamation for Reclaim & Reuse Projects in California (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Conservation Plan: Colorado River System Conservation Program Agreement (Reclamation & Municipal Water)(TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Federal Breach of Contract: Reclamation Loses Appeal on Breach of Contract Claim by David Moon (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Increases Flow Releases - Lower Klamath River Supplement from Trinity Reservoir (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Lake Powell Releases: Water to Lake Mead Increased for Water Year 2015 (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Shopping for Water: How the Market Can Mitigate Water Shortages in the American West - The Hamilton Project Paper (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

High Flow Release: Glen Canyon Dam Innovative Protocol to Mimic Flood Conditions (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Aqueduct Transfer from Reclamation: Provo River Aqueduct to Provo River Water Users Ass'n (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Contracts Challenge & the ESA: Supreme Court Denies Petition by Irrigation Districts (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress-Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Authors' Responses: Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Water Transfers Program by Reclamation Proposed for Voluntary Water Transfers in California (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Reverse Auction for Leasing Instream Flow in Washington (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Colorado River Moving Forward Phase 1 Report Released by Reclamation & Stakeholders (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

River Basin Studies Announced by Reclamation: Imbalance of Supply, Needs & Demands (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Desalination and Water Purification Research Program - Funding from Reclamation Announced (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Drought Resiliency - Projects Selected by Reclamation (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Water Released for Salmon by Reclamation - Injunction by Irrigation Districts Denied (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Reservoir Release in Colorado - Lease Agreement for Instream Flow to Benefit Endangered Fish (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Santa Fe Basin in New Mexico: Reclamation Study Projects Water Shortfall (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Groundwater Declines Due to Intensive Irrigation: USGS Columbia Plateau Aquifer Study (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Water & Power: Reclamation Science & Technology Development Projects (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

War and Peace Over the Niobrara River by Don Blankenau (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Proposed Reallocation of Non-Indian Agricultural Water in the Central Arizona Project (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Reservoir Evaporation Losses in the West Studied (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Groundwater Banking in California: San Joaquin Restoration Program (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Natural Resource Investment Center Established by Department of Interior (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Groundwater Recharge Banking Program: San Joaquin River Restoration Program Releases Draft EA/IS (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Lake Mead Threat: Arizona’s Senator Secures Interior Commitment Regarding Stored Water (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

“Estimating Watershed Degradation Over the Last Century and its Impact on Water-Treatment Costs for the World’s Large Cities” (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Spotted Frog ESA Agreement Reached in Oregon: Temporary Boost in Flows & Long-Term Plan Consultation (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Corps & Reclamation Sign ROD: Bypass Channel Alternative - Lower Yellowstone Fish Passage Project in Montana (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Draft EIS Released by Reclamation for Regional Water Supply Project in New Mexico (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

USGS Brackish Groundwater Inventory Released (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

Reclamation Authority Holding: Storage Releases for Fishery Upheld (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

BURNBACK CAPACITY:

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

BURN SEVERITY:

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

"BUY-AND-DRY" TRANSFERS:

Water Transfers in the West by Carlee Brown (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Colorado's Water Plan by Jayla Ryan Poppleton (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Colorado Water Plan Draft Released (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Water Plan Released in Colorado: Water Supply Strategies (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

2017 Water Market Outlook and Alternative Water Transfers in Colorado Reports Released (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

"BYPASS CALL":

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

 

BYPASS CHANNEL:

Corps & Reclamation Sign ROD: Bypass Channel Alternative - Lower Yellowstone Fish Passage Project in Montana (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

BYPASS FLOW (see also EASEMENTS):

Bypass Flow Upheld/Fishery (TU, et al. v. US Dept. of Agriculture, et al.) (TWR #4, Water Briefs: June 15, 2004)

Bypass Flows - USFS Policy Change in Colorado (TWR #13, Water Briefs: March 15, 2005)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

BY-PRODUCTS:

Oil & Gas Effluent Pretreatment Standards Established by EPA for Extraction Category (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

CAFOs (CONFINED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS):

EPA's CAFO Rules: Second Circuit Holding (TWR #13, Water Briefs: March 15, 2005)

CAFO Ruling in 2nd Circuit (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Nebraska CAFOs: Clean Water Act Penalty (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

CAFO Permits Deadline Extended (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Federal CAFO Rules: Proposed NPDES Revisions by EPA (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

CAFO Compliance Extension for EPA Proposal (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

CAFO Compliance: EPA Deadlines Extended (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

CAFO Options Proposed by EPA (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

CAFO Violations Lead to EPA Enforcement Actions in Texas (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

CAFO Cease and Desist in Texas: Clean Water Act Violations (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

CAFO Requirements: EPA Rule Finalized (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Cease & Desist Order for CWA Violations in Oklahoma (Compost Facility/Animal Wastes) (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: EPA Issues New Action Plan by Tyson Kade and John Iani (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

CAFO Violations: EPA Enforcement Actions in the Midwest (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

CAFO Regulations: EPA Releases Implementations Guidance Document (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

CAFO Discharges in Idaho (EPA Order - Simplot Cattle Feeding Company (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Dairy Manure Runoff Focus: CAFO(s) in Santa Ana Basin Face EPA Orders (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

CAFO(s) Report Proposal: Settlement Results in Operational Information Reports (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Exempt Well Decision in Washington: Stockwater Exemption Unlimited (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

CAFO Permit Technical Manual Released by EPA (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

CAFOs Permit Manual & Nutrient Management (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

CAFO Reporting Rules: EPA Withdrawal and Revisions (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

EPA Enforcement: Seven National Enforcement Initiatives Announced for 2017-2019 (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) and CEQA EXEMPTIONS:

“Underground Regulation” — Agency Rulemaking & the California Administrative Procedures Act by Damien Schiff (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

California Groundwater Regulation - Into the Trenches: An Early Assessment of California’s New Groundwater Legislation by David Aladjem (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Measuring & Reporting in California: Diversion Regulations Adopted (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

CalFED:

CalFED Bill Signed: Funding and Restoration/Storage Projects (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

CALFED Grants for Urban & Agriculture Efficiency (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Major Legislation & Remaining Issues by Alf Brandt (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

 

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT:

San Joaquin Sinking: NASA Subsidence Study (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

 

CALIFORNIA WATER LAW and WATER QUALITY:

Groundwater Rights in Blended Basins: Storage, Ownership, Overdraft & Takings by Kevin O'Brien (TWR #3: May 15, 2004)

Statewide Aquatic Herbicide Permit - California (Headwaters, Inc. v. Talent Irrigation District response) (TWR #4, Water Briefs: June 15, 2004)

Public Drinking Water Contamination by Michael Axline and Duane Miller (TWR #5: July 15, 2004)

Water Purchases - California DWR Dry Year Program (TWR #7, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2004)

California DWR Water Use Efficiency (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Friant Dam and San Joaquin River Fisheries Restoration: Reasonable Remedies? by Christopher H. Calfee (TWR #17: July 15, 2005)

Water Quality and Logging: California Water Agency Authority Upheld (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Final California Water Plan Update 2005 (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Mixing Zones - An Overview of Some Western States by Gregg Bryden (TWR #28, June 15, 2006)

Bay Area Water Rights: Water Quality & Minimum Flows in California (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

Desalinization Program Recommendations from California DWR (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

Stormwater Panel: Feasibility of Numeric Effluent Limits Applicable to Stormwater Discharges (TWR #30, Water Briefs: August 15, 2006)

California Drinking Water Standard: Perchlorate (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

San Joaquin Settlement: Friant Dam Litigation by Harrison C. Dunning (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

Endangered Species Act "Take" Alleged: Lawsuit Filed Against California DWR (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Water Privatization: Court Voids Stockton Contract (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

Untapping Tribal Waters: Tribal Water Marketing Expanding by Clay J. Landry and Christina Quinn (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

Water Use Efficiency - Reclamation Report for California (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Water Rights Fees Overturned in California Court Decision (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

Water Conservation Initiatives - Western States Take Action by Craig Bell, Western States Water Council (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

California Water Rights Fees: Regulations Overturned by Kristin Castaños, Somach, Simmons & Dunn (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

Colorado River Agreement & Southern California Water by William Hasencamp (TWR #39: May 15, 2007)

Oil Spill Settlement in California (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Instream Flow Reduction Approved for Drought Response (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Groundwater Decision in California: Oil Wastewater Pollution (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

Nutrient Numeric Endpoints: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time? by Jeremy N. Jungreis and Scott Thomas (TWR #42: August 15, 2007)

California 303(d) List: EPA Final Decision (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

Chinatown Revisited: Owens River Instream Flow Agreement (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

Water and Western Growth by Dan Tarlock and Sarah Bates Van de Wetering (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Response to "Nutrient Numeric Endpoints: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?" (Jungreis & Thomas, TWR #42) by Dr. Jonathan Butcher and Cynthia Gorham-Test (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Toxic Discharges from Dams: Clean Water Act & Nuisance Lawsuits (Klamath River) (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

New Perchlorate Rule in California: Maximum Contaminant Level (TWR #44, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2007)

Stormwater and Wastewater Fines Levied on Boeing (California) (TWR #44, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2007)

Superfund Settlement: Groundwater Contamination in California (TWR #45, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2007)

California Water Market: Metropolitan Water District Authorizes Water Rights Purchases (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Delta Smelt Order in California and Water Supply Impacts (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Wetlands Restoration: Irrigation District Purchases Land for Delta Smelt and Other Species Recovery (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

California Water Plan Update 2009 Comments Sought (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

California Water Plan Workshops Scheduled (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

California State Water Project Water Deliveries: Snowpack Normal But Deliveries Bottlenecked by Delta Smelt Order (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

California SWRCB Seeks Comments on Draft Baseline Enforcement Report (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

CALFED Grants for Urban & Agriculture Efficiency (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Delta Smelt Endangered Species Act Ruling (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

The Peripheral Canal: San Francisco Bay - Delta Estuary Proposals by Dante Nomellini (TWR #53: July 15, 2008)

Drought Actions in California: Water Transfers and Exchanges (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Water Quality Ruling on Authority of California & FERC - Klamath Dams (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Battle Creek Salmon & Steelhead Restoration Project Funded by Bureau of Reclamation (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Peripheral Canal Reports Released: Delta Vision & PPIC (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Storm Water Regulation Update: Rough Waters In California by Wendy L. Manley (TWR #55: September 15, 2008)

2009 Drought Water Bank in California: CDWR Facilitates Exchanges (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

California Environmental Enforcement: NRDC Report on Oversight (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Water Legislation Options Identified in California: California Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) Report (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Climate Change: California Department of Water Resources White Paper (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Groundwater Replenishment & Water Reuse: Orange County California's Water Purification and Reuse Project by Michael R. Markus (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

California Water Supply: Challenges and Solutions by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Efficient Water Management Survey Released by the Agricultural Water Management Council of California (TWR #59, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2009)

Response to Drought in California: Federal Drought Action Team (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Water Quality Data: Monitoring & Assessment Recommendations in California (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Climate Change & Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Snowmelt - Rights & Administration by Kenney, Klein, Goemans, Alvord & Shapiro (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Sacramento River Fall Chinook Population: Study on Potential Causes of Decline (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Urban Runoff Reuse: Climate Change Measure Proposed in California (Hearing June 17) (TWR #64, Water Briefs: June 15, 2009)

Reclamation Pumping in Central Valley (CA) - NOAA BiOp Finds Jeopardy and BiOp Appealed(TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Pesticide Restriction in California: EPA Settlement Proposal in SF Bay Area (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway by Shrier, Hightower & Johnson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Aquifer Study in California: Groundwater Availability in Central Valley (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Stormwater Permits in California: Construction General Permit Adopted (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Recycled Wastewater Disposal: Santa Margarita River Case in California (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

SUPERFUND Settlement: $21 Million Contaminated Groundwater Cleanup System (EPA & Northrop Grumman) (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Graywater Code in California: New Standards Adopted (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

California Storm Water Regulation: State Intensifies Regulation of Runoff from Construction Sites by Wendy L. Manley (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Interim Flows - Friant Dam Releases (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Reclamation Found Liable - Breach of Contract and "Takings" Decision (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Klamath Dam Removal: Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement Announced (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Critical Habitat Designated by NOAA for Green Sturgeon in California & Oregon (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Oregon Governor Calls for Mining Withdrawal and Federal Lands Protection (Suction Dredging) (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Water Right Leases in California: Scott River Water Trust (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Charting a New Direction by Glen Spain (TWR #70: Dec. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II by Glen Spain (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Stormwater Discharge: EPA "Ports Initiative" - San Joaquin River Agreement (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

California Water Myths Dispelled: Study Released (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

California Bay-Delta "Interim Federal Action Plan" Released (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Construction Stormwater BMPs: California Handbook Developed by California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Major Legislation & Remaining Issues by Alf Brandt (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Colorado River: Quantification Settlement Agreement Invalidated (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

NPDES Enforcement Annual Report Released in California (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Area of Origin Reclamation Lawsuit (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Electronic Water Rights Information Management System (Database) in California (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Conservation Report on Agricultural Innovations in California (California Farm Water Success Stories: Report & Video) (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Klamath Settlement: Formal Agreements Signed (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Instream Flow Program Annual Report for 2009: California Fish & Game Department (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Groundwater System in California: Legislative Analyst's Office Report Released (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Water Conservation in California: State Water Resources Plan Released (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Klamath River TMDL: California Action Plan Approved (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Klamath 2010 Operations Plan Released by Reclamation (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Yuma Desalting Plant Pilot Program Started/ DROP 2 Storage Reservoir Celebration (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Restoring the San Joaquin River: Restoration Program Update & Status Report by Alicia Gasdick & Margaret Gidding (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Delta Decisions: Salmon & Smelt Court Rulings in California (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Delta Smelt Decline: New Study Blames Nutrient Pollution (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

California Water Regulation: Farm Bureau Challenges State Fish & Game Department Authority by Joseph M. Carpenter (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Instream Flow Policy in California: Water Quality Control Policy by SWRCB (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Recaptured Water: San Joaquin River Restoration (Interim Flow Releases) (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Enforcement Report Released by California State Water Resources Board (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

California Drought Contingency Plan (Draft) - Climate Change Impacts (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

San Joaquin Fish Restoration Regulations Streamlined (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Delta Flow Criteria: Draft Advisory Report Released (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Water Reuse California Legislation Passed: Recycled Water to Supplement Supplies (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

California Natural Resources Agency Releases Second State of the State's Wetlands Report (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Fish Restoration Program in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta & Suisun Marsh: Departments Agreement Signed (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Stormwater General Construction Permits in California: Change to "Legally Responsible Person" (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Klamath TMDLs: California Plan Approved - Oregon TMDLs Upcoming (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Surface Storage Investigations Progress Report Released by California Division of Water Resources (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Water Right Fees - Supreme Court Decision in California (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

"The Reasonable Use Doctrine and Agricultural Water Use Efficiency" - California's Delta Watermaster Report (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Tissue Monitoring: California Data Exchange Network (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Sustainable Water Use: Invisioning a Sustainable Water Future for the American West by Barton "Buzz" Thompson (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Tribal Water Rights and the Colorado River Reallocation Through Forbearance Agreements by Mason D. Morisset (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Water Sharing Strategies for Ag/Urban/Enviro in the West: Western States Council Report with CSU's Water Institute (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Multi-Sector Water Sharing (Agricultural-Urban-Environmental): Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin & the West by Smith (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

"The Reasonable Use Doctrine & Agricultural Water Use Efficiency" - California Report (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Enforcement Report (2010) for State Water Resources Control Board of California Released (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study by Carly Jerla, Terry Fulp, and Pam Adams (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Water Treatment Innovations: Reclamation WaterSMART Awards Grants to California & Texas Study Projects (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Basin of Origin Claim Denied by Federal Judge in California: Reclamation Prevails Over Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Suction Dredge Mining Moratorium in California Extended to 2016 (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Schedule for Effects Analysis & EIS/EIR (June 2012) (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

National Research Council's Report Released: "A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California's Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan" (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

California Water District's Conservation Rebate Programs (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Delta Smelt Rulings in California's Bay-Delta: BiOp Remanded and Injunction Issued Blocking USFWS Proposal (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Dairy Manure Runoff Focus: CAFO(s) in Santa Ana Basin Face EPA Orders (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Polluted Waters List: 303(d) List Submitted by California (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Groundwater Management Activities Survey in California (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Climate Change & San Francisco Bay Watershed: Watershed Impacts for the Coming Century-Edited/Condensed from: James Cloern (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Tribal Water Rights Settlement Funding Announced-Soboba of Luiseño Indians Settlement Act ($21 Million in California)(TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Irrigation: The Future of Irrigation Organizations in the Colorado River Basin by Dr. Ron Griffin and Mary Kelly (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

CAL/EPA 2010 Enforcement Report Released in California (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

"Taking" Decision in US Court of Federal Claims (Beneficial Use & Damages) (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Industrial Stormwater Permitting: Status and Trends in Western States by Gregg Bryden (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Secret Society - Shadow Government Alleged in California (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Western States' Water Planning: The Best Laid Plans - Water Planning in Uncertain Times by Janet Neuman (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Corps Levee Policy on Vegetation Removal: CDFG Files Suit Against Removal Requirement (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Suction Dredge Mining Halted in California - Governor Continues Moratorium (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Groundwater Cleanup at Superfund Site in Los Angeles: $6 Million Settlement (Drinking Water Protection) (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Agricultural Water Measurement Regulation: Final Regulations Adopted in California (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Groundwater Cleanup: Commingled Treatment System at California Superfund Site (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Inland Empire Groundwater: USGS Groundwater Quality Study - Nitrates & Perchlorates (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Stored Water Release Planned to Supplement Klamath River Flows to Avoid Fish Kills: Reclamation Findings (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Reclamation & CDWR Release Final PEIS/R (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Tunnels Planned for Bay Delta Conservation Plan - Supply/Restoration of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Ecosystem (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Groundwater Reserves Proposal: Study Released on Water Supply & Climate Change for California (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Stockpond/Reservoir Permits: Enforcement Effort by the California Water Resources Board (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Bay Delta Action Plan Released by EPA (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Improving Water Right Enforcement Authority, California Bay-Delta Watermaster Report (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Desalination Plant - Proposed Purchase Agreement Signed (San Diego County Water Authority & Poseidon Resources (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

"Right to Water" Legislation Signed in California by Governor Brown (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Instream Water Rights in California: Tribes Criticize USFS' Endangered Species Act Inaction (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Fracking Lawsuit in California - Enforcement Issue Regarding Existing Law (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Chinatown Revisited: Water Waste Suit Filed by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

California’s Water-Energy Nexus: Pathways to Implementation - White Paper by Governor's Climate Action Team (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Storage to Retention: Expanding California’s Options for Meeting Its Water Needs - Roundtable on Water & Food Supply (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Delta Stewardship Council Posts the Delta Plan Final Draft in California (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Perchlorate Site Cleanup & Groundwater Investigation by EPA in California (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Water Transfers in the West by Carlee Brown (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

California’s Water Market, By the Numbers, Update 2012 (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Klamath Restoration Agreement - Settlement Extended (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Stormwater Ruling from US Supreme Court - Transfer of Polluted Water Not "Discharge" Under CWA (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation - Comment Period Extended (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Klamath Dam Removal Overview Report (Interior): An Assessment of Science and Technical Information Released (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Groundwater Contaminated Sources for Drinking Water Supply - California Report (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

California Small MS4s Regulation: State Adopts New Stormwater Regulations & Expands Program by Wendy Manley (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Bay Delta Deliveries: Reduced Pumping & Endangered Species Act Issues (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March15, 2013)

Bay Delta Plan: Drafts of Conservation Plan Released in California (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

"Takings" Claim Denied in Casitas Case: Beneficial Use & Injury Alleged (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Cleanup Settlement at Goodrich Superfund Site in California (EPA): TCA & Perchlorate (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Conjunctive Use in California's Central Valley: Mixed Results After Decades of Groundwater Banking by Jennifer Spaletta (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

Fracking Risks Lawsuit in California: BLM Leases & NEPA Review (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

California Water Rights Atlas Unveiled by Resource Renewal Institute (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Interior Released FEIS on Klamath River Dam Removal & New Management Plan Dispute (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Reclamation Announces Actions & Strategies to Improve Water Supplies for California's Central Valley Project (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Colorado River Diversion for the Salton Sea: Reclamation Requests Payback from Imperial Valley Irrigation District (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Water Transfers Push in California: Governor's Order to Streamline Process (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Water Banking Criteria Draft Released by Reclamation for Central Valley Project (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Groundwater Banking Project: Reclamation Restoration Funds (San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act)(TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Draft Economic Report on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Fracking Studies Announced by BLM for Public Lands in California (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Basin of Origin Claims of Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Rejected by 9th Circuit - Reclamation Cutbacks Upheld (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

California's Freshwater Nutrient Numeric Endpoint (NNE) Approach: Re-evaluating the Santa Margarita River Case Study by Thomas, Gindlesperger & Barnard (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Mono Lake Settlement in California Addresses Tributary Streamflows & Other Actions (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Water Rights Determination: Agency Authority in Enforcement Actions in California (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

California Water Plan Update 2013 Draft Volume Released: The Strategic Plan - Volume 1 (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Arizona v. California Digital Collection Debuted at William A. Wise Law Library (CU) (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Groundwater Workplan Concept Paper Discussion Draft Released by State Water Resources Control Board (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Fracking Regulations Rulemaking Proposed in California (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Land Subsidence From Groundwater Pumping: San Joaquin Valley USGS Report Released (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Water & Land Use Assessment Tool: California's Locally Adaptable Tool (Water & Stormwater Impacts) by Patterson, Hinds & Lassiter (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

Drought Management in California - Emphasis on Water Transfers (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released for Public Review - California & Federal Partners (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Supreme Court Stormwater Ruling: Los Angeles Flood Control District v. NRDC - A Strange and Meandering Case by Christopher Rich (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Instream Transfers in California: Leasing Water to Enhance Environmental Flows (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Fracking Resolution Passes in San Francisco Urging Halt Due to Threats (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

California Water Action Plan Released (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Regional Water Management Cooperation: Study Compares Four Cases in the West by Nathaniel Delano and Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Water Rates Ruling in California: Colorado River Aqueduct Overcharges (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Bay Delta Decision: Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Plan of Protection for Delta Smelt (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Enforcement Report of 2013 Actions Released by California State Water Resources Control Board (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Superfund Cleanup in Humboldt Bay Pulp Mill Site in California (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

California's New Industrial Storm Water Permit by Wendy L. Manley, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, LLP (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Instream Flow: Irrigators' and Water Trust's Augmentation Agreement in California (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Supreme Court Declines to Review Los Angeles Rivers Stormwater Runoff Case (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Study (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Sustainable Groundwater Management Report Released by California Water Foundation (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Land Subsidence and Groundwater Replenishment in California (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Public Trust Doctrine Decision in California: Groundwater Regulation to Protect Rivers (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Sewage Discharges: CWA Settlement for East Bay Communities in California (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Wetlands Settlement in California: CWA Violations/Penalties (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Water Rights Study in California: State Over Allocation - Overhaul Proposed (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

California Groundwater Management Reform: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Signed by David Moon (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Drought Curtailments in California: Temporary Curtailment Liftings Possible (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Water Conservation in California: Urban Water Use During Drought (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Marijuana & Water Use: Illegal Farms Impact Coho Salmon in Northern California & Southern Oregon (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

California Drought: Use/Conservation Figures Released by State Water Resources Control Board (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Curtailments Lawsuit: Drought Emergency Decisions Contested in California by Water Users (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Contracts Challenge & the ESA: Supreme Court Denies Petition by Irrigation Districts (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Integrating Storage in California's Changing Water System: Storage and Water Management Report (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Dry Year Program Report & Recommendations for California’s Water Rights Priority System (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

“Underground Regulation” — Agency Rulemaking & the California Administrative Procedures Act by Damien Schiff (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Water Conservation in Drought: Steep Decline in Conservation in California (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Fracking Ban in California?: Wastewater Injections Disclosed & Governor Petitioned (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015) The Winters Doctrine & Tribal Groundwater: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District et al. by David Moon (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Water Conservation in California: State Water Board Issues Expanded Emergency Regulation (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Water Purchases: Metropolitan Water District’s Board Authorizes $71 Million for Ag Water Transfers & Promotes Conservation (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

California Groundwater Regulation - Into the Trenches: An Early Assessment of California’s New Groundwater Legislation by David Aladjem (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Water Transfers Program by Reclamation Proposed for Voluntary Water Transfers in California (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Groundwater Management Program Website Announced in California (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Urban Water Conservation in Southern California: Encouraging Conservation Through Tradeable Allocations & Market Mechanisms by Bond, Motlow, Steely, Wang & Libecap (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Conservation Program Expanded: MWD of Southern California Adopts in Face of Drought (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

“California Climate & Science Data for Water Resources Management” Released by CDWR (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Curtailment Support in California - Court Ruling in State’s Favor on Enforcement (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Civil Penalty for Unauthorized Diversion/Use in California: $1.5 million Fine Issued for Water District (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Drought Compliance in California: Urban Use Reduced By 27% (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Rate Case Award for Illegal Water Rates: $188 Million in Damages (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups by Jeff Gaarder (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

San Joaquin Sinking: NASA Subsidence Study (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

California Water Policy Challenge by Imagine H2O - Water Innovation Contest (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Water Released for Salmon by Reclamation - Injunction by Irrigation Districts Denied (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Turf & Toilets Rebate Programs in California (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Muni-to-Farm Water in California: North Valley Recycled Water Program (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Delta Stormwater Settlement: Toxic Discharges Suit Under ESA & Clean Water Act (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Setting Measurable Objectives to Achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management in California (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Agency Enforcement - Drought Measures in California (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Roundup/Glyphosate Classified "Carcinogenic" by California’s EPA (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

LA’s Stormwater Capture Plan: Excerpts from the Los Angeles Stormwater Capture Master Plan (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Water Enforcement in California: Conservation & Regulation (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Water & Power: Reclamation Science & Technology Development Projects (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Strategy to Optimize Resource Management of Storm Water in California (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Groundwater Adjudication: Legislative Reform Passed in California (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Stormwater Lawsuit: Oakland Sues Monsanto Over PCBs (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Stormwater Policy in California: New Strategy Considered (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Truckee River Operating Agreement Begins: Interstate Allocations (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Fishery Regulations in California: Information Order & Potential Fines For Noncompliance (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Santa Monica Bay: 2015 State of the Bay Report Released (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary by Jungreis and Van Ligten (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Klamath Dams Removal: New Agreement Announced to Move Forward With Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

An Evaluation of California’s Adjudicated Groundwater Basins - Report by UC Santa Cruz for California SWRCB (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Cropland Recharge in California: Groundwater Recharge for Overdraft (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Groundwater Recharge Banking Program: San Joaquin River Restoration Program Releases Draft EA/IS (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

A Practitioner’s Guide to Instream Flow Transactions in California Released (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Dam Removal: New Klamath River Agreements Signed (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Found Liable for $8.9 Million in Attorney's Fees in Rate Case (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Report on Water Available for Replenishment of Groundwater in California: Interim White Paper (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Designing Effective Groundwater Sustainability Agencies: Criteria for Evaluation of Local Governance Options (CA) (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Water for Instream Flows: What Factors Influence the Expansion of Environmental Water Markets? by Bennett, Burns, Leon, Merz, Song & Libecap (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Drought Enforcement in California - Dismissals Proposed Due to Failure to Prove Water Not Available (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Drought Regulations Replaced With “Stress Test” Approach in California (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Recommendations for Improving Water Transfers and Access to Water Markets in California (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Drought Enforcement in California: Water Resources Control Board Dismisses Actions Against Irrigation Districts (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Selenium Rule Proposed by EPA for San Francisco Bay & Delta to Tighten Standards (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Water Quality Enforcement Policy: California's Proposed Amendments (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

“Estimating Watershed Degradation Over the Last Century and its Impact on Water-Treatment Costs for the World’s Large Cities” (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Supply "Stress Tests" by Water Suppliers: California SWRCB Reviews (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Flow Requirements for Salinity & Instream Flows for the San Joaquin - Draft Proposal in California (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Chromium 6 Pollution & Drinking Water Concerns in US: Analysis Released by the Environmental Working Group (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

“An Evaluation of California’s Special Act Groundwater Districts” Report by California State Water Board (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Aquifer Recharge and Wastewater Treatment Project (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Fisheries & Flows: Draft Scientific Basis Report by SWRCB for Sacramento River & Bay-Delta (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Water Reuse Plan: Advanced Treatment & Potable Water Reuse in San Diego (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Colorado River Futures Project: Policy Recommendations on Colorado River Management for New Administration (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Basin Subsidence & San Joaquin Groundwater Pumping: NASA Report Released by CDWR (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

Reclaimed Water in Brewing: Full Circle Pale Ale (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

Stanford’s Water in the West Program Releases Colorado River Basin Environmental Water Transfers Scorecard (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

"CALL" for Water (see also Delivery Calls & Water Rights):

Klamath Adjudication - The Judicial Phase Begins: New Era in Oregon's Contentious Water History by MacDougal, Orford & Timmons (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Klamath Settlement "Agreement in Principle" Reached Between Klamath Tribes and "Off-Project" Irrigators (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Instream Use Change: Irrigation to Instream Transfer in Nevada Approved by State Engineer (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Yellowstone River Compact Decision: Special Master Ruling in Montana v. Wyoming by David Moon (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

The Winters Doctrine & Tribal Groundwater: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District et al. by David Moon (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Preferences During Shortage Rejected in Texas - "Senior" Water Rights Protected (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Instream Flow Rights Decision in Colorado: State Agency Authority Upheld - Policy of Preserving Natural Environment (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Regulation: Time Immemorial Instream Rights of Tribes Protected (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Sustainable Water Use: Historic Purchase to Preserve Basin Integrity (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Water Banking & Storage Agreement Between SNWA and MWD Supplements California Supplies During Drought (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

War and Peace Over the Niobrara River by Don Blankenau (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Utah Navajo Water Rights Settlement Agreement Approved by Navajo Nation Council (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

CANADIAN WATER RIGHTS and INTERNATIONAL ISSUES (see also JURISDICTION and MEXICO/CANADA WATER RIGHTS):

New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers: Part II by Barbara Cosens (TWR #73: March 15, 2010)

CERCLA Citizen Suits Provisions: "Prevailing" Party Determination - The Award of Fees & Costs in Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. by Du Bey, Clark & Weir (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

The Columbia River, Basin, and Treaty: Upcoming Treaty Date is Focussing Basin Water Management Issues by Stan Miller (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Transboundary Pollution Case Continues - Agreement Conceding Liability Reached Just Before Trial (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

The Future of the Columbia River Treaty by Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary & Barbara Cosens, UI Law School (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Transboundary Case (Pakootas v. Teck) - Pollution Liability Under U.S. Law (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Keystone XL Pipeline - EPA Raises Objections (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Update: Draft Regional Recommendation Released (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Aboriginal Title Decision in Canada: Implementation of Natural Resource and Energy Policy (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Columbia River Treaty Options: Protocols for Transboundary Adaptive Management Examined by Bankes & Cosens (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Shared Responsibility: Governing the Use of Water & Related Resources in the International Columbia River Basin Through the Prism of Tribes and First Nations (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Tribal Attorney Fees and Past Response Costs Awarded in Transboundary Pollution Case (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Border Pollution: EPA Evaluation Determines "Unacceptable Risk to the Benthic Community” in Columbia River (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

CANAL LINING:

"Conserved Water" Statute in Oregon: Change in Use from Irrigation to Instream Flow Approved (Canal Lining) (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

 

"CAN and WILL" (See also SPECULATION):

Speculation Decision by Colorado Supreme Court:: "Can and Will" Requirements Clarified (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Small Scale Hydropower & Ditch Easements: Colorado Decision Applies “No Injury Rule” and Maximum Use by David Moon (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

CANCER RISK RATES:

Fish Consumption Rate: Water Quality Standards Proposed in Washington State (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Fish Consumption Rule & Toxics Standards Proposal for Washington (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Fish Consumption Rate in Washington: EPA Proposes Human Health Criteria Rule (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

 

CARCINOGEN CLASSIFICATION:

Roundup/Glyphosate Classified "Carcinogenic" by California’s EPA (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

"CANDIDATE SPECIES":

ESA Workplan: USFWS & Plaintiffs' Reach Agreement (Center for Biological Diversity & WildEarth Guardians) (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

 

CANCELLATIONS: See FORFEITURE or ABANDONMENT

 

CANOPY CLOSURE:

California's Freshwater Nutrient Numeric Endpoint (NNE) Approach: Re-evaluating the Santa Margarita River Case Study by Thomas, Gindlesperger & Barnard (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

 

CAPABILITIES ASSESSMENT:

"Western State Water Program Capabilities Assessment Survey Report" Released by Western States Water Council (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

 

CAPITAL COSTS:

Texas Water Plan/Management Strategies: 2017 Plan Released (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

 

CAPITAL INVESTMENT & IMPROVEMENT:

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Green Infrastructure Guidance Announced by WRF: Capital Improvement Project Delivery Methods & Incentives (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

American Society of Civil Engineers Publishes Infrastructure Report Card (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

CAPPED PRODUCTION:

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

CAPPING & DREDGING:

Portland Harbor Final Cleanup Plan - Record of Decision Released (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

CARBON SEQUESTRATION/CARBON STORAGE:

Carbon Sequestration Injection Project in Arizona: West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Geologic Sequestration: Carbon Dioxide Injection - EPA Seeking Comments (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Climate Change: Dept. of the Interior Strategy/Order (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Rivers and Carbon - USGS Study (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

 

CARCINOGENS:

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

Water Quality Monitoring Report Released by Izaak Walton League of America: Haphazard & Limited (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

CAREY ACT:

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

 

"CARRIER" WATER or CARRIAGE WATER:

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

CASING WELLS:

EPA Fracking Study "Draft Assessment" Released (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Fracking & Drinking Water Sources: Stanford Researchers Show Fracking’s Impact to Drinking Water Sources by Rob Jordan (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTIONS:

“Underground Regulation” — Agency Rulemaking & the California Administrative Procedures Act by Damien Schiff (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

“CATEGORICAL TAKING”:

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

CAUSAL ANALYSIS/CAUSATION:

Stream Contamination Diagnostic Tool (EPA): Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Federal ESA Decisions: Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case by Richardson, Weinberg, Wang & Fansler (TWR #126: Aug. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

 

CENSUS - WATER CENSUS:

Progress Toward Establishing a National Assessment of Water Availability and Use - Interior Water Census (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

National Water Census: USGS & Stakeholders Give Congressional Briefing (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

 

CERTAINTY:

Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims by Greer & Johnson (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

CENTRAL ARIZONA PROJECT:

Arizona Water Settlement Approved by Congress (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Law of the Rio Grande (Report from the 6th Annual Conference) by David Moon, Editor (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

Southwest Water Decisions: Arizona Water Settlements Act, Indian Reserved Rights, Adjudications by McGinnis & Alberts (TWR #20: October 15, 2005)

Reclaimed Water: Bureau of Reclamation FONSI in Arizona (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Phoenix Water Planning: Water Resources Plan - The 2005 Update by Tom Buschatzke (TWR #32: October 15, 2006)

Water and Western Growth by Dan Tarlock and Sarah Bates Van de Wetering (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona by Eden, Glennon, Ker, Libecap, Megdal & Shipman (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

Tribal Water Lease: Central Arizona Project Water to Municipality (Reclamation FONSI Issued) (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Arizona Groundwater Management by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

The "Fill Mead First" Proposal: Potential Legal Issues Under the Law of the River by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #112: June 15, 2013)

Aquifer Recharge - Water Banking Paper by Arizona WRRC (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Proposed Reallocation of Non-Indian Agricultural Water in the Central Arizona Project (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

CENTRALIZED SERVICE AREA:

Aquifer Recharge and Wastewater Treatment Project (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT:

Reclamation Announces Actions & Strategies to Improve Water Supplies for California's Central Valley Project (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Water Banking Criteria Draft Released by Reclamation for Central Valley Project (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Draft Economic Report on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Basin of Origin Claims of Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Rejected by 9th Circuit - Reclamation Cutbacks Upheld (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released for Public Review - California & Federal Partners (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Increases Flow Releases - Lower Klamath River Supplement from Trinity Reservoir (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress-Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Basin Subsidence & San Joaquin Groundwater Pumping: NASA Report Released by CDWR (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

Reclamation Authority Holding: Storage Releases for Fishery Upheld (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

CERCLA (see also Superfund):

Upper Columbia River Contamination: Transboundary Application of CERCLA by Du Bey, Ulick Rosenthal & Clark (TWR #15: May 15, 2005)

2005 Sediments Conference by Laura Kennedy (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Superfund Lien: Past Cleanup Costs (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

Hazardous Waste - California CERCLA Settlement (TWR #21, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2005)

Hanford Superfund Site Update by Ken Niles, Assistant Director, Oregon Department of Energy (TWR #23, Jan. 15, 2006)

Mining Megasite Cleanup: CERCLA Remedies Adapt to Circumstances in Butte, Montana by Angela Frandsen (TWR #26: April 15, 2006)

Hanford Site Five-Year CERCLA Review (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

International Agreement with Canada: Transboundary CERCLA Settlement (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

CERCLA Test: "Substantial Continuity" and Successor Liability Ruling (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Superfund Cleanup Deadline: Stipulated Penalty of $358,000 (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Transboundary Pollution - 9th Circuit Order Appealed (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Superfund Liabilities and Liability Apportionment Decision by 9th Circuit (TWR #38, Water Briefs: April 15, 2007)

Wood Waste & Water: Washington State's New Wood Waste Cleanup Push by Thiele, Steding & Hermann (TWR #39: May 15, 2007)

CERCLA Liability: Ninth Circuit Accepts "Divisible Harm" as a Defense by Brien J. Flanagan and Carson Bowler (TWR #39: May 15, 2007)

Transboundary CERCLA Case: Supreme Court Requests Federal Brief (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Good Samaritan Settlement Agreements: CERCLA Tool for Mine Cleanup (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Migrating Plume in Arizona: EPA Groundwater Order (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

US Held as Potentially Responsible Party under CERCLA on Tribal Trust Land (TWR #44, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2007)

Contaminated Sediments Update: Conference Links Law, Science & Public Policy by Heather Brunelle and Cindy Ryals (TWR #45, Nov. 15, 2007)

Superfund Success: Restoration Project in Montana (TWR #45, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2007)

Superfund Settlement: $187 Million River Cleanup (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

CERCLA-NRDA Restoration: Ecocredits/Liability Coverage for Duwamish River Sites by Scott Lockert (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

SUPERFUND Liability: "Arranged for Disposal" and PRP(s) - Supreme Court Victory for Shell Oil Company (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Navajo Nation Lauded: Environmental Protection and Leadership (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Tribal Jurisdiction: Damage Claims Dismissed in Oklahoma AG's Poultry Lawsuit (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Tribal Liability: Decision Holds No CERCLA Liability Against Tribes in Transboundary Case (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Ammonia Spills in Nebraska & Kansas: $3.65 Million Clean Water Act Penalty (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

SUPERFUND Settlement: $21 Million Contaminated Groundwater Cleanup System (EPA & Northrop Grumman) (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

CERCLA Citizen Suits Provisions: "Prevailing" Party Determination - The Award of Fees & Costs in Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. by Du Bey, Clark & Weir (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

Transboundary Case (Pakootas v. Teck) - Pollution Liability Under U.S. Law (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Stormwater Regulation & Management: Overview of Current Trends by Hardebeck, Holloway, Monsey, Heibrun & Chase (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Tribal Attorney Fees and Past Response Costs Awarded in Transboundary Pollution Case (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

CERTIFICATE of WATER RIGHT or Water Right Certificates:

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

CERTIFICATION - ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES:

Salmon Safe Certification: Golf Course Assessment Leads to Certification for Tribal Course (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Stormwater Regulation & Management: Overview of Current Trends by Hardebeck, Holloway, Monsey, Heibrun & Chase (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

 

CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES or “CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES”:

Water Right Nonuse: Historical Beneficial Consumptive Use in Change Proceedings in Colorado (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Reclamation Authority Holding: Storage Releases for Fishery Upheld (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

CHANGE of Water Rights (see also TRANSFERS):

Rotational Agreement Held Not a Change in Water Rights by Colorado Supreme Court (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Nuclear Power Water Right Change Applications Approved in Utah (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Municipal Water Resources & Regional Planning: The Prairie Waters Project - Aurora, Colorado by Lisa Darling (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Instream Flow Leasing in Colorado by Zach Smith and Edalin Koziol (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Speculation & Fracking: Transfer/Change Request Opposed in New Mexico (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Water Right Nonuse: Historical Beneficial Consumptive Use in Change Proceedings in Colorado (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Water Transfers Program by Reclamation Proposed for Voluntary Water Transfers in California (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

War and Peace Over the Niobrara River by Don Blankenau (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Nuclear Water Rights: Transfers From Irrigation Use to Nuclear Power Upheld by Appeals Court (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

CHANNEL DEPTH:

Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program by Baczkowski, Myers, Swanson & Wigington (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

CHANNEL DYNAMICS:

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

CHANNEL MIGRATION:

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

CHANNEL RESTORATION:

Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program by Baczkowski, Myers, Swanson & Wigington (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

CHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKS:

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

“CHEMICAL WASTE”:

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

 

CHESAPEAKE BAY:

Dead Zones in Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay: NOAA Predictions for 2014 (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

 

CHEVRON DEFERENCE (see also AGENCY DEFERENCE):

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Whooping Crane ESA Case: Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider ESA “Take” Challenge by David Moon (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

CHECKERBOARD OWNERSHIP:

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

 

CHLORINATION:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

CHLORINE:

Water & Power: Reclamation Science & Technology Development Projects (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

 

CHOICE OF LAW:

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

CHROMIUM 6 (HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM):
Chromium 6 Pollution & Drinking Water Concerns in US: Analysis Released by the Environmental Working Group (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

 

CIENAGA DE SANTA CLARA (see also Yuma Desalting Plant and Colorado River):

Colorado River Management: Planning, Agreeing & Acting by Ted Kowalski (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

U.S. & Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments - Edited/Condensed from Congressional Research Service (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013

 

CISTERNS:

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

CITIZEN SUITS:

Columbia River Discharges - Clean Water Act Citizen Suit (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

Upper Columbia River Contamination: Transboundary Application of CERCLA by Du Bey, Ulick Rosenthal & Clark (TWR #15: May 15, 2005)

Transboundary Pollution - 9th Circuit Order Appealed (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Transboundary CERCLA Case: Supreme Court Requests Federal Brief (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Citizen Suits - The Plaintiff's Perspective: Liability is "Strict" - What's Left to Discuss? by Michael Chappell (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Litigation: Avoiding and Responding to Third-Party Lawsuits by Jeff Kray & Meline MacCurdy (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

CERCLA Citizen Suits Provisions: "Prevailing" Party Determination - The Award of Fees & Costs in Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. by Du Bey, Clark & Weir (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

The ESA & Water: Litigation Update - The ESA as Driver of Water Quality & Water Quantity by Quasius & Laschever (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

Transboundary Case (Pakootas v. Teck) - Pollution Liability Under U.S. Law (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Stormwater Regulation & Management: Overview of Current Trends by Hardebeck, Holloway, Monsey, Heibrun & Chase (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Citizen Suits Under Clean Water Act - "Diligent Prosecution" Bars Clarified by 9th Circuit (Knee Deep Cited)(TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Supreme Court Stormwater Ruling: Los Angeles Flood Control District v. NRDC - A Strange and Meandering Case by Christopher Rich (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Clean Water Act Citizen Suit in Colorado - South Platte Pollution (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Fish Hatchery Clean Water Act Ruling: Federal Discharges Ruled Unlawful by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS:

Water Quality Monitoring Report Released by Izaak Walton League of America: Haphazard & Limited (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

CLAIMS EXAMINATION:

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

 

CLAIMS PRECLUSION / CLAIM PRECLUSION DOCTRINE:

Former Decree Precludes San Carlos Apache Tribe's Claims in Gila Adjudication in Arizona (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Fish Hatchery Clean Water Act Ruling: Federal Discharges Ruled Unlawful by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

CLEAN POWER PLAN:

The Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on Electricity Generation and Water Use in Texas (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

 

CLEAN UP COSTS:

Oil Spill Settlement in the Midwest: Clean Water Act & Pipeline Operations Result in Massive Settlement (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

CLEANUP DRIVERS:

Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups by Jeff Gaarder (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

CLEAN WATER ACT (see also NPDES):

Waterway-To-Waterway Transference: NPDES Permit Requirements and the Miccosukee Case by Rick Glick (TWR #2: April 15, 2004)

Oregon Water Quality Standards: National Model for Fisheries by Mary Lou Souscia (TWR #2: April 15, 2004)

Stormwater Penalty: EPA Enforcement (TWR #2, Water Briefs: April 15, 2004)

Gold Mine Water Pollution in Montana (TWR #2, Water Briefs: April 15, 2004)

Coalbed Methane Extraction: Newfound Impacts and Water Quality Mitigation by Tom Darin (TWR #3: May 15, 2004)

Stormwater Penality Issued Against Wal-Mart: $3.1 Million Fine  (TWR #4, Water Briefs: June 15, 2004)

Columbia River Discharges - Clean Water Act Citizen Suit (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

Clean Water Act Settlement - Navajo Nation (San Juan River) TWR #6, Water Briefs

Groundwater Consent Decree - Contamination by US Army (TWR #7, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2004)

Montana Water Law Update by David C. Moon (TWR #11: Jan. 15, 2005)

Hydroelectric Relicensing and the Clean Water Act by David C. Moon (TWR #12: Feb. 15, 2005)

Endangered Species Act Update: Summary of the 12th Annual ESA Conference by Greg D. Corbin (TWR #12: Feb. 15, 2005)

Coalbed Methane General Permit Held Illegal in Wyoming (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Water Quality Database (EPA) (TWR #13, Water Briefs: March 15, 2005)

Clean Water Act Violation - Industrial Wastewater (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Clean Water Act Enforcement - NPDES Violations (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Clean Water Decision Regarding Costs of Compliance (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

CWA Public Notice: General Permits (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

CWA Penalty and Settlement: Oil Spill Response (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

Clean Water Act Fine - Wetlands Dumping (TWR #18, Water Briefs: August 15, 2005)

Nonpoint Sources - Arizona Grants (TWR #18, Water Briefs: August 15, 2005)

State NPDES Authority: NPDES Program Vacated in Arizona (TWR #19, Water Briefs, September 15, 2005)

Nebraska CAFOs: Clean Water Act Penalty (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Interstate Water Quality Battle: Oklahoma v. Poultry (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Clean Water Act Cases Accepted by US Supreme Court (TWR #21, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2005)

Clean Water Act Fine for Inaccurate Reporting (TWR #21, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2005)

Wetlands and the Clean Water Act: Rapanos, Carabell and the Limits of Federal Jurisdiction by Bleichfeld, Collinson & Mills (TWR #24: February 15, 2006)

Water Quality and Temperature Trading: Regulatory Innovation in the Tualatin Basin by Bruce Cordon (TWR #24: February 15, 2006)

Water Quality Litigation: Oregon's "State-of-the-Art" Water Quality Standards Challenge by Richard M. Glick (TWR #24: February 15, 2006)

Tribal Clean Water Act Grants: EPA Guideline Published (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

CWA & ESA Intersections - Water Quality & ESA Section 7: Northwest Examples by Melanie J. Rowland (TWR #25: March 15, 2006)

The ESA & CWA Delegation: Defenders of Wildlife V. EPA by David Light (TWR #25: March 15, 2006)

Use Attainability Analysis: Friend or Foe? by John Spencer and Tom Dupuis, CH2M Hill (TWR #27: May 15, 2006)

Interstate Water Quality: Coalbed Methane Conflict Between Wyoming and Montana (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

NPDES Authority Challenged in Washington: Stormwater & Point Sources (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

State Authority & Hydropower: Supreme Court Affirms State Authority (S.D. Warren v. Maine) by Richard M. Glick (TWR #28, June 15, 2006)

Mixing Zones - An Overview of Some Western States by Gregg Bryden (TWR #28, June 15, 2006)

Clean Water Act Violations: Settlement Reached on Oil Spill on Warm Springs Reservation (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

Stormwater Settlement: Idaho Highway Construction Results in Clean Water Act Violations (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

Clean Water Act Wetlands Jurisdiction: US Supreme Court Rules on Rapanos & Carabell by Jennie Bricker (TWR #29: July 15, 2006)

Supreme Court Decides Wetlands Cases Rapanos & Carabell by Roderick Walston (TWR #30: August 15, 2006)

Wetlands Enforcement: Agriculture Exemption Limits (TWR #30, Water Briefs: August 15, 2006)

Mercury Contamination: A West Coast Perspective by Katherine Futornick, Gary Bigham, and Betsy Henry (TWR #31; September 15, 2006)

Hydroelectric Relicensing Decision: Skokomish Case Limits FERC Authority by David Moon (TWR #31; September 15, 2006)

Wetlands Case: 9th Circuit Issues Post-Rapanos Decision (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Nationwide Section 404 Permits (Clean Water Act): Corps of Engineers Proposal (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

New Regulations for Ballast Water Ordered (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Tribal Clean Water Act Authority: Water Quality Designation in California (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

State NPDES Programs & ESA Consultation: Federal Court Rejects Argument ESA Consultation Required by Morford & Ginsberg (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

National Forest Activities: Gold Mining Decision Has Wide Implications by David Moon (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

Wetland Mitigation: Evaluating Clean Water Act Projects in California (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

Stormwater Pollution Order on Industrial Runoff in California (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

NPDES Permits & Water Transfers: Post-Miccosukee Court in Florida Finds NPDES Permit Necessary by Richard M. Glick (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Settlement: Wetlands Preservation & Enhancement (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Water Transfers and the Clean Water Act by Rick Glick (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Klamath Dams - Agency Fish Passage Mandates Finalized (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

ESA & CWA: Endangered Species Act Influences on EPA's Clean Water Act Programs (The Washington State Example) by Palmer (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Corps Dredging Regulation: District Court Strikes Down Tulloch II Dredging Rule by Steve Richardson and Sam Kalen (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Authority Approved for Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Violation: Negotiated Settlement in Alaska (TWR #38, Water Briefs: April 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Mercury Listing - EPA Guidance (TWR #38, Water Briefs: April 15, 2007)

Wetlands Permits - Corps of Engineers Revises Nationwide Permits (TWR #38, Water Briefs: April 15, 2007)

Elwha River Dam Removal: CWA Permit Issued (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Municipal Stormwater: An Overview of Current Regulation and Management by Misha Vakoc (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

Oil Spill Settlement in California (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Supreme Court Limits ESA: National Homebuilders v. Defenders of Wildlife by Richard M. Glick and Lindsay Eyler (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Nutrient Numeric Endpoints: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time? by Jeremy N. Jungreis and Scott Thomas (TWR #42: August 15, 2007)

Transboundary CERCLA Case: Supreme Court Requests Federal Brief (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

City/EPA Settlement for Wastewater Treatment Violations (CWA) (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

CAFO Compliance: EPA Deadlines Extended (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

Response to "Nutrient Numeric Endpoints: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?" (Jungreis & Thomas, TWR #42) by Dr. Jonathan Butcher and Cynthia Gorham-Test (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Watershed-Based NPDES Permitting Technical Guidance Issued by EPA (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Pipeline Releases Ammonia: Criminal CWA Penalty of $1 Million (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Water Quality Trading Toolkit Released by EPA (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Utah Nonpoint Source Grant Program: Why Is It Needed? - How Will It Work? by Shelly Quick (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

Water Quality Standards & Hydropower Dams: Finding Concrete Solutions by Rebecca Sherman, Brett Swift and Rick Eichstaedt (TWR #45, Nov. 15, 2007)

Coalbed Methane: Montana's Anti-Degradation & Numeric Standards (TWR #45, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2007)

Discharges Ruling: NPDES Prohibition on Impaired Waterways (TWR #45, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2007)

Wastewater Treatment-Benefits of Moving Beyond Minimum Reqmts.: King County's Brightwater Project by Hummel (TWR #46: December 15, 2007)

Impaired Waters and Permitting: Implications of the Pinto Creek Decision by Jeremy N. Jungreis (TWR #46: December 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: Army Corps Jurisdictional Wetlands Determinations by Douglas W. MacDougal (TWR #47: January 15, 2008)

TMDL Challenges in Development and Implementation by David L. Clark, Jory Oppenheimer, and Michael Kasch (TWR #47: January 15, 2008)

Home Depot Settles Stormwater Case for $1.3 Million (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

Forest Service Legacy Roads: New Remediation Initiative Renews Focus by Mary Scurlock and Gina Ottoboni (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

Water Quality Section 401 Certification: Avista Dams and FERC Relicensing (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Effluent Discharges From Refinery: Clean Water Act $1.2 Million Penalty in Texas (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

EPA Reversal on 303(d) Listing: Klamath River Decision (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Multi-Use Reservoir Analysis: Rio Grande Reservoir by Matthew Bliss (TWR #51: May 15, 2008)

Cooling Water Intake Rule - Supreme Court to Review (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Ski Area Oil Spill: EPA Penalty Settlement in Washington (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Wetlands Enforcement: Clean Water Act Settlement in Idaho (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Tribal "Treatment As State" - Oklahoma Tribes Face Special "Treatment" by David Moon and David Light (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Wetlands Delineation: New Corps Guidance (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Water Quality Standards Settlement in Oregon: Toxics & ESA Protection (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Copper Limits to Protect Salmon: NPDES Permit Developments for Puget Sound, Washington by John Palmer (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Alaskan NPDES Authority Sought (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Ballast Water Discharges & Invasive Species: Decision Requires Clean Water Act NPDES Permits (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act & Rivers & Harbors Act Jurisdictional Determinations: Corps Guidance Issued (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Criminal Prosecution of Clean Water Act Failure to Report (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Stormwater Consent Decree: $1 Million Civil Fine for Landfill Violations (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

NPDES Fees: EPA Incentives Program (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Shoshone Bannocks Tribes Obtain "Treatment as State" Approval Under Clean Water Act (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Kansas' Revised State Water Quality Standards Approved by EPA (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

CAFO Violations Lead to EPA Enforcement Actions in Texas (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act: Largest Fine Ever in Stormwater Criminal Misdemeanor Action ($13 million) (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Wetlands Penalty Agreement in South Dakota: Illegal Fill Results in Clean Water Act Violations (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

CAFO Cease and Desist in Texas: Clean Water Act Violations (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Violations in Arizona: $1.25 Million Penalty (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

New Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit Issued by EPA (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

EPA Clean Water Act Regs: 9th Circuit Affirms Mandate that EPA Issue Construction Industry Guidelines/Standards by Iani & Kennedy (TWR #57: Nov. 15, 2008)

CAFO Requirements: EPA Rule Finalized (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: Criminal Sentencing (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Violations in Arizona: Santa Cruz River Illegal Filling Results in $1.25 Million Penalty (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Wetlands Revised Guidance: Clean Water Act Scope and Jurisdiction (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Aquatic Pesticides: Sixth Circuit Strikes EPA Aquatic Pesticide Rule by J. Mark Morford (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Citizen Suits - The Plaintiff's Perspective: Liability is "Strict" - What's Left to Discuss? by Michael Chappell (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Dams & Temperature MOU Addresses Spokane River Hydro Issues for Washington, Idaho and Coeur d'Alene Tribe (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

NPDES Ruling: US Supreme Court Denies Appeal in Friends of Pinto Creek v. EPA (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009: Federal Water & Environment Funding (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Wetlands Enforcement in Idaho: Restoration Ordered by EPA (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: Illegal Discharge to Creek and Wetlands Results in Compliance Order in Wyoming (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Mine Slurry Permit: Corps v. EPA Authority (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Balancing Resource Protection & Economic Development: An Early Assessment of Emerging Water Policies in the Obama Administration by Sensiba & Swenson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Settlement-Nevada: Union Pacific Agreement Includes $31 Million Restoration & $800,000 Penalty (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Cease & Desist Order for CWA Violations in Oklahoma (Compost Facility/Animal Wastes) (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Ammonia Spills in Nebraska & Kansas: $3.65 Million Clean Water Act Penalty (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Stormwater Agreement in Texas: Contractors & Agencies Pilot Program (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: EPA Issues New Action Plan by Tyson Kade and John Iani (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Stormwater Penalties Issued Against Idaho Dept. of Transportation (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Environmental Crime & Assault Results in Twenty-Year Sentence in Utah (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Charting a New Direction by Glen Spain (TWR #70: Dec. 15, 2009)

Section 404 Clean Water Act Overhaul: EPA Enforcement Changes Urged (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Endocrine Disruptors in Nevada: Lake Mead Pollution (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Enforcement in Colorado: River/Wetlands Damage Agreement (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Residual Designation Authority: New Applications of Seldom-Used Clean Water Act Regulatory Tool by Robert W. Varney (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

NPDES Enforcement Annual Report Released in California (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Tribal Clean Water Act Program: Nonpoint Source Pollution (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: ADEQ Consent Judgment with ASARCO (Tailings Discharge) (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

CAFO Violations: EPA Enforcement Actions in the Midwest (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Clean Water Act Enforcement in Alaska: Wetlands and Streams Damaged (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Water Quality Standards Revision: EPA Listening Sessions August 24 & 26 (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

L.A. River "Navigable" - Clean Water Act Protection Extended (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Clean Water Act Litigation: Avoiding and Responding to Third-Party Lawsuits by Jeff Kray & Meline MacCurdy (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Logging Road Runoff: U.S. Loggers Lose an Important Clean Water Act Exemption by Jeffrey J. Miller & Robert A. Maynard (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Dredging Opposed in Missouri River: EPA Objects to Corps Proposals (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Total Coliform Rule: EPA Comment Period Extended (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Blackfeet Tribe Seeks Clean Water Act Status ("TAS"): Comment Period Open (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Pesticides Regulation: EPA Concludes Comment Period on Proposed Pesticide General Permit - Final Permit Issuance Expected This December by Lindley & Hamilton (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Water Resources & Environment - Legislative Update from Washington, D.C.: Conversations with Ryan C. Seiger, Staff Director for the US House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment by Joan Card (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Clean Water Act Complaint in Idaho: Fish Farm Violations (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

NPDES Permit Writer's Manual Released (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

EPA issues Clean Water & Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Clean Water Act Enforcement - Gravel Mining Impacts Wetlands in Colorado (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Clean Water Permits: EPA Requests Action on Expired Sewage Treatment & Industrial Permits in Texas (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Enforcement of CWA: Homebuilder Agrees to $925,000 Fine Plus Improvements for Stormwater Violations in 21 States (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Headwater Protection in New Mexico - Wilderness Areas Rule Adopted by Water Quality Control Commission (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Klamath TMDLs: California Plan Approved - Oregon TMDLs Upcoming (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Federal Stormwater Rulemaking: Association of State & Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators Comments (TWR #84: Feb. 15, 2011)

Stormwater Monitoring Reports in Washington: Ecology Issuing Fines to General Permittees for Failure to Report (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Landowner Rights Decision: Standing to Challenge "Impaired Waters" 303(d) Listing Under Clean Water Act (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Stormwater Agreement in Utah: Unpermitted Discharges Penalty for Quarry Runoff (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Dissolved Metals in Stormwater: Biotic Ligand Model-New Treatment Paradigm (Obtaining Environmental Protection With New Technology & Defensible Standards by Wisdom & Bucich (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

Clean Water Strategy Released by EPA (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Wetlands Violations & EPA Enforcement: Large Penalty and Restoration Ordered in Montana (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

CWA Integrated Reporting Memorandum for 2012 Reporting Cycle (Water Quality Reports) (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Clean Water Act Enforcement - EPA Updates Data & Mapping Webtool (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Treatment As A State: Havasupai Tribe Authority Under Clean Water Act (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Criminal Clean Water Act Violation: DARIGOLD Pleads Guilty (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Fish Consumption & Tribes: Revised Water Quality Standards in Oregon (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act - Comment Period Extended (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Clean Water Act Program Assumption Handbook for States and Tribes Released by ASWM & ECOS (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Tribal Interests, Instream Flows & Hydropower Licensing: Using the Licensing Process to Address Tribal Concerns by Mason Morisset (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

Dairy Manure Runoff Focus: CAFO(s) in Santa Ana Basin Face EPA Orders (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Polluted Waters List: 303(d) List Submitted by California (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Toxic Pollutants Standards & Fish Consumption Rate: EPA Approves Oregon's CWA Revisions (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

CAFO(s) Report Proposal: Settlement Results in Operational Information Reports (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Pesticides Use & NPDES Permitting: Pesticide Applications Near US Waters Brought Within NPDES Permitting Program by MacCurdy (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Urban Water Quality: New EPA Planning Process - Prioritized Approach (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

EPA Effluent Guidelines Program Plan Comment Period Extended (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

PCB TMDL Guidance Released by EPA (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

EPA Effluent Guidelines: Proposed Regulation of Shale Gas & Coalbed Methane Effluent by Campbell & Howe (TWR #96: Feb. 15, 2012)

Illegal Stream Fill Settlement in California: $500,000 in Restoration Stipulated (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Draft 2010 Status of Water Quality in Arizona 305(b) Assessment and 303(d) Listing Report - Public Comments (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

LID Stormwater Retrofitting: Application to Residential Areas Around Puget Sound by Amalia Leighton (TWR #97: March 15, 2012)

Army Corps Nationwide Permits & CWA 401 Water Quality Certification: New NWPS Become Effective This Month by Merritt Frey (TWR #97: March 15, 2012)

GAO Study on "Produced Water" Released (Oil and Gas Production) (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Sackett v. EPA: U.S. Supreme Court Opens Door to Pre-Enforcement Review by Richard M. Glick (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Stormwater: Felony Violations of the Clean Water Act Lead to Large Fine & Possible Jail Time (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Blackfeet Tribe Granted Authority to Administer CWA Water Quality Standards Program (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Overflow (CSO) Control Plans: Post-Construction Compliance Guidance Issued by EPA (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

CAFO Reporting Rules: EPA Withdrawal and Revisions (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Mine Stormwater - Clean Water Act Penalty & Settlement in Alaska (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Clean Water Act and Pollutant Total Maximum Daily Loads - Congressional Research Service Report to Congress (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Prison Sentence for Clean Water Act Violations in Washington (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Nonpoint Source Guidelines & Grants Released by EPA for States & Territories (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Orphan Mine Sites: "Good Samaritans" Liability Clarified to Encourage Cleanup (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Stormwater Ruling from US Supreme Court - Transfer of Polluted Water Not "Discharge" Under CWA (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Low Impacts Permits - American Rivers' Guide to LID Permitting (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

Interior Released FEIS on Klamath River Dam Removal & New Management Plan Dispute (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Oil Spill Fine & EPA Enforcement of Clean Water Act: Spill Within Tribal Boundaries (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Mountain-Top Mining: EPA Post-Permit Veto Authority Upheld (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Water Quality Trading: An Update on Lawsuits and Legal Challenges by Teresa Jacobs and Priscilla Hampton (TWR #112: June 15, 2013)

WALMART Pleads Guilty to CWA, FIFRA, & RCRA Violations (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Nutrient Trading & Water Quality by Susan Parker Bodine (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Joint Regional Agreement on Best Practices for Water Quality Trading in Idaho, Oregon and Washington (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Water Pricing: Water Rates & the "New Normal" by Kristina Donnelly and Juliet Christian-Smith (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Citizen Suits Under Clean Water Act - "Diligent Prosecution" Bars Clarified by 9th Circuit (Knee Deep Cited)(TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Stormwater Cleanup: Proof for Liability in Clean Water Act Suit - Representative Locations in Pollution Monitoring (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

"Waters of the US" - Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Rule: Connectivity of Streams & Wetlands Report Released (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Proposed Reissuance of NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Industrial Activities (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Reclamation Developing Directive & Standard for Non-Agricultural Discharges Into Facilities (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Water Quality Trading: USDA - EPA Partnership Expanded (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

TMDLs: Long-Term Vision for Assessment, Restoration, and Protection Under CWA Section 303(d) (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Supreme Court Stormwater Ruling: Los Angeles Flood Control District v. NRDC - A Strange and Meandering Case by Christopher Rich (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska: EPA Report (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: Oil Spill Fines & Restitution in Wyoming - Criminal Charges Pending (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

TMDL Report - GAO Recommends Changes: Nonpoint Source Regulation Included (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber, (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction - Proposed Rule Released (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Colorado's Water Plan by Jayla Ryan Poppleton (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: 10 Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts by Porter, Roll, Kapur & Devnani (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

"Waters of the US" Definition: Comment Period Open (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Fish Consumption Rates: Idaho DEQ Implementing Statewide Survey for Water Quality Criteria (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Cooling Water Intakes: EPA Standards Finalized (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Human Health Water Quality Criteria Updated by EPA (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Supreme Court Declines to Review Los Angeles Rivers Stormwater Runoff Case (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations in the Pacific Northwest by Sanneman, Cochran, Culliney, Furia, Power & Wigington (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Waters of the U.S. Rule: EPA Clarification, Webinar & Extended Comment Period (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Clean Water Act Citizen Suit in Colorado - South Platte Pollution (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

Mining & Fisheries: EPA Proposal for Bristol Bay, Alaska (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Dam Pollution Settlement: Oil Leakage at Columbia & Snake River Dams and the Clean Water Act (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Sewage Discharges: CWA Settlement for East Bay Communities in California (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Wetlands Settlement in California: CWA Violations/Penalties (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Stormwater Penalty: Hawaii Department of Transportation Agrees to Settlement for Violations (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Tribal Settlement Concerning Drinking & Wastewater Systems Entered by The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Drinking Water & Watershed Goals: CWA Toolkit for Water Managers Available (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Fracking Settlement-Fill Material Discharges: Civil Penalty and Restoration in Clean Water Act Case (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Fish Consumption Rule & Toxics Standards Proposal for Washington (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Clean Water Act Rule Finalized: CWA Jurisdiction (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Mining Violations & Clean Water Act Settlement in Idaho (TWR #137: Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Wastewater Discharge Fine in New Mexico: Proposed Penalties for CWA Violations (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Tribal Wastewater - Water Pollution Facility & Settlement Over CWA Violations by Tribal Utility (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Tribal CWA Authorization for Pueblo of Santa Ana in New Mexico (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Oil Spill Settlement to Resolve CWA Violations Announced in Wyoming (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

“Waters of the US” Definition: Preliminary Injunction Stops Application of New EPA/Army Corps Rule by David Moon (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Fish Consumption Rate in Washington: EPA Proposes Human Health Criteria Rule (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Treatment as a State: Tribal Water Quality Authority Proposal for Streamlining (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Phase II MS4 Revision: Settlement Requires EPA to Revise Phase II MS4 Permit & Review Forest Road Runoff Regulation (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Delta Stormwater Settlement: Toxic Discharges Suit Under ESA & Clean Water Act (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

“Waters of the US” Clean Water Act Rule: Injunction Staying Implementation Limited to North Dakota Parties (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Oregon Forestry Sets Riparian Buffers for Temperature Requirements (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Fish Consumption Rule Drafted by Washington's Ecology: State v. Federal Clean Water Act Rules (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Forest Roads: EPA Considers Stormwater Discharge Requirements (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Stormwater Agreement: Clean Water Act Violations by Salt Lake County Resolved in Utah (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Office of Inspector General's Report on EPA's Actions & Decision on Alaska’s Bristol Bay Watershed (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Proposed Rule on Regulatory Procedures for Tribes to Obtain TAS for Impaired Water Listing & TMDL Program (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Nevada's 303(d) List Show Progress on Impaired Waterways (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon by Dishman & Heimbucher (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Clean Water Act Decision: Jurisdictional Determination Appealable Immediately (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Stock Pond Permit Settlement: EPA & Landowners Settle Clean Water Act Lawsuit (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

"Treatment As A State" - Clean Water Act Tribal Regulation: EPA's Revised Interpretation (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet by Richard M. Glick and Diego Atencio (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Selenium Water Quality Criteria: EPA Publishes Final Chronic Aquatic Life Criterion for Freshwater (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Oil Spill Settlement in the Midwest: Clean Water Act & Pipeline Operations Result in Massive Settlement (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Mining Wastewater: Clean Water Act Settlement - Management & Monitoring to Prevent Contaminated Discharges (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Wastewater Cleanup in Spokane River: Court Finds NPDES Permit Inadequate (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

“Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act” - EPA Rule (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Fish Hatchery Clean Water Act Ruling: Federal Discharges Ruled Unlawful by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Sewer System Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations in Texas (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

PCB Measurement & Removal - The Next Frontier in Microconstituent Regulation: A Case Study of PCBs in Municipal Wastewater Treatment by Stephens, Milne, Klein, Fuchs, Lindsay & Rodenburg (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

Des Moines Water Quality Case Against Irrigators Dismissed (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

Waters of the US: EPA Proposes to Rescind or Revise (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

CLEAN WATER RULE (see also WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES):

Clean Water Act Rule Finalized: CWA Jurisdiction (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

“Waters of the US” Clean Water Act Rule: Injunction Staying Implementation Limited to North Dakota Parties (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet by Richard M. Glick and Diego Atencio (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Waters of the US: EPA Proposes to Rescind or Revise (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND:

Infrastructure Funds: EPA Newsletter & Website (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Infrastructure Loans: $1 Billion in New EPA Program Under the Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

CLEAR-CUTTING:

Marijuana & Water Use: Illegal Farms Impact Coho Salmon in Northern California & Southern Oregon (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

 

CLEAR STATEMENT RULE:

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

 

CLIMATE CHANGE (see also Global Warming):

Climate Change and Washington Water Law by David C. Moon (TWR #18: August 15, 2005)

New Mexico Climate Change Report Issued: Water Availability & Demand (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Allocation of Water: Congressional Budget Office Report (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Western States Water Update: Western States Water Council Meets in Montana by David C. Moon (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

Global Warming & Environmental Law: Climate Change and the ESA by Melanie J. Rowland (TWR #45, Nov. 15, 2007)

Climate Change: Final IPCC Report Released (Summary to Policymakers) (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Water Cabinet Created in New Mexico (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

New Western Water Agenda: Opportunities for Action in an Era of Growth and Climate Change by MacDonnell & Fort (TWR #48: Feb. 15, 2008)

National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change - EPA Seeks Comment to Draft (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Salmon Protection in Northwest: Columbia/Snake River Latest BiOps Released (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Climate Change & Agriculture Use: USDA Report (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Climate Change and Water: IPCC Technical Paper VI by David Moon (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Water Management Alternatives: Incorporating "New" Water Management Methods at a Watershed Scale by Cat Shrier (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Streamflows in the Rocky Mountain West: Strategies to Protect and Restore "Environmental Flows" by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Climate Change and Water: IPCC Technical Paper VI by David Moon (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

NOAA Arctic Report Reveals Greater Warming & Domino Effect (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

EPA's National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change Released (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Climate Change: California Department of Water Resources White Paper (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Climate Change and Water Resources Management: A Federal Perspective Report Released by Federal Agencies (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center: La Niña and El Niño Alerts (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Water Planning & Uncertainty: Colorado Perspectives - An Update From the Colorado Water Congress' Annual Meeting by Shrier (TWR #61: March 15, 2009)

Oregon Water Demand Forecasting: A Transparent & Flexible Tool for State Water Needs Assessment by Igloria and Graham (TWR #62: April 15, 2009)

Climate Change & Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Snowmelt - Rights & Administration by Kenney, Klein, Goemans, Alvord & Shapiro (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Urban Runoff Reuse: Climate Change Measure Proposed in California (Hearing June 17) (TWR #64, Water Briefs: June 15, 2009)

Regional U.S. Impacts of Global Climate Change: Federal Report Provides Assessment of National & Regional Impacts (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway by Shrier, Hightower & Johnson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Climate Change: Dept. of the Interior Strategy/Order (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

EPA Climate Work Group for Water Utilities (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Climate Modeling & Planning: Water Utility Climate Alliance Paper (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers by Barbara Cosens (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Climate Change Information: NOAA Climate Service Website (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Water Utility Climate Alliance White Paper Released on Climate Modeling (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Climate Change Impacts: Water Climate Forum Brings Int'l Insights to US Adaptation Strategies by Erica Brown (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Western Governors Association 2010 Meeting: Water Resolutions (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Climate Change and Water Shortages: TETRA TECH / NRDC Report (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Climate Response: EPA Toolbox for Water Utilities (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

California Drought Contingency Plan (Draft) - Climate Change Impacts (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges & Opportunities - Part II by Mary E. Kelly (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Bureau of Reclamation Update: Interview with Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor by David Moon (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Water Demand Assessment: Western Governors' Association (Transfers, Energy, ESA & Climate Change) (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Climate Change Needs: Research for Long-Term Planning - Report Issued by Corps & Reclamation (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Climate & Utilities: EPA Vulnerability Assessments Final Report (Case Studies of Water Utility Practices) (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Sustainable Water Use: Invisioning a Sustainable Water Future for the American West by Barton "Buzz" Thompson (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study by Carly Jerla, Terry Fulp, and Pam Adams (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Reclamation's WaterSMART Program: Working to Meet Future Water & Energy Demands by Avra Morgan (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

Draft Columbia River Basin Long-Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast Released by Ecology (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Water Related Impacts of Climate Change: Report Released by Natural Resources Defense Council (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Climate Change & San Francisco Bay Watershed: Watershed Impacts for the Coming Century-Edited/Condensed from: James Cloern (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Extreme Weather & Climate Change: New IPCC Report (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Climate Change Strategy - Draft Proposed by Obama Administration (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Municipal Water Resources & Regional Planning: The Prairie Waters Project - Aurora, Colorado by Lisa Darling (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Adaptation Strategies Guide for Water Utilities Released by EPA (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Western States' Water Planning: The Best Laid Plans - Water Planning in Uncertain Times by Janet Neuman (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

The Columbia River, Basin, and Treaty: Upcoming Treaty Date is Focussing Basin Water Management Issues by Stan Miller (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Water Availability Study by USGS: Climate Change Impact in 14 Basins (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

NEPA Litigation Guide - Second Edition Released (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Groundwater Reserves Proposal: Study Released on Water Supply & Climate Change for California (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Water and Climate in the Pacific Northwest White Paper (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan: Strange Bedfellows Take Risks, Find Common Ground by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West by Fort & Nelson (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

"National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change" Released by EPA (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story by Evans, Forsgaard, Maykut & Packard (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Author's Reply (Yakima Water Plan) by Steve Malloch and Michael Garrity (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

National Climate Assessment Draft Released by Federal Advisory Committee: "Firmly in the Present" (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) - EPA Update Available (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Extreme Events Workshop Planner - EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

Climate Change Science Update: "Our Changing Climate: An Update on the Science" - A Presentation of Dr. Donald Wuebbles (TWR #112: June 15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Water Pricing: Water Rates & the "New Normal" by Kristina Donnelly and Juliet Christian-Smith (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Colorado River Management & Drought: Lake Powell Releases to be Lowered Significantly by David Moon, Editor (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Update: Draft Regional Recommendation Released (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Groundwater Workplan Concept Paper Discussion Draft Released by State Water Resources Control Board (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Watershed Modeling - Climate Change & Urban Development Study Released by EPA (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans Released by EPA for Comment (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Endangered Species Act Litigation: Critical Habitat Expansion for Santa Ana Sucker Appealed & Other ESA Litigation by Kira Johnson (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Northwest Climate Assessment Report Released by Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

GAO Report on Fed Agency Actions: Climate Change on Water Infrastructure (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Climate Change & Public Trust Doctrine - Climate Change, Public Trust Doctrines & PPL Montana by Robin Kundis Craig (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Rio Grande Water: Upper & Lower Basin Studies Released by Reclamation (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

National Stormwater Calculator and Climate Assessment Tool - Phase II Released by EPA (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Stormwater Final Rule Published by EPA: Construction & Development (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

"Assessment of Groundwater Level Trends across the United States" Published by Columbia Water Center (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Colorado's Water Plan by Jayla Ryan Poppleton (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

EPA Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 Issued: Climate Change Emphasis (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

National Climate Assessment Released (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

USGS Unveils National Climate Change Viewer (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Freshwater Supply Report Released by GAO (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

"Water/Wastewater Utilities and Extreme Climate and Weather Events" - Report Released (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Synthesis Report (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Utilities Training & Technical Assistance From EPA - Climate Change Resilience & Readiness (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015) Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Ongoing Drought in the Southwest and Central Plains: Climate Change Megadrought Predicted (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

“Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums," Report 1 Released by National Research Council (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

“Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action” EPA Report (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

“California Climate & Science Data for Water Resources Management” Released by CDWR (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

River Basin Studies Announced by Reclamation: Imbalance of Supply, Needs & Demands (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

The Wyoming Water and Climate Web Atlas Released (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Flow Restoration During Severe Drought: Washington Enters Uncharted Territory by Amanda E. Cronin (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Drought Resiliency - Projects Selected by Reclamation (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

EPA & Water Sector Innovations: Interview with Jeffrey Lape, Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Science & Technology - Conducted by Jakob Wiley (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Santa Fe Basin in New Mexico: Reclamation Study Projects Water Shortfall (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Groundwater Declines Due to Intensive Irrigation: USGS Columbia Plateau Aquifer Study (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Setting Measurable Objectives to Achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management in California (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Water & Power: Reclamation Science & Technology Development Projects (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

EPA’s “Managing Water Quality in the Face of Uncertainty” Report & “Addressing Climate Change in the Water Sector” Website (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Transboundary Cooperation in the International Columbia River Basin: A Preliminary Assessment of Existing Arrangements & Future Prospects (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Reclaimed Water Enhanced Water Supply - Brightwater Recycled Water: New water, New Solutions for the Sammamish River by Jacque Klug (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Climate Change Report on Oregon's Willamette Valley: Reclamation Reservoirs Buffer Impacts (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Reservoir Evaporation Losses in the West Studied (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

USFS Releases Effects of Drought on Forest and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016) Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

2015 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change Released by EPA's National Water Program (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Columbia Basin Salmon BiOp Rejected by Federal Court: Fed Plan Invalidated for Fifth Time - ESA & NEPA Violated (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

USGS Report on the Colorado River's Source: Importance of Groundwater As Base Flow (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Extreme Weather Database & Maps by Western Watershed Assessment (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Updated Climate Change Risk Assessment Tool for Water Utilities by EPA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Agricultural Conservation Innovation Grants Funded by USDA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Forest Service Reconsidering Management of Roads & Motorized Trails for Bull Trout Survival & Recovery (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Northwest Fuel Transportation Projects: The Thin Green Line Holds - Update on the Status of Fossil Fuel Transportation Projects in the Pacific Northwest by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

“The 21st Century Colorado River Hot Drought and Implications for the Future” (Report) by Udall & Overpeck (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

CLIMATE MODELS:

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

CLOSED BASIN or CLOSURES:

Tribal Water Rights: Quantification Sought in Washington (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Water Legislation in Kansas : "Use It or Lose It" - Abandonment and Multi-Year Groundwater Flex Accounts (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Local Land Use Decisions & Water Supply Considerations: New Rules from the Washington Supreme Court by Dave Monthie (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

Northwest Water Banking: Meeting Instream and Out of Stream Water Needs in the Pacific Northwest by Cronin & Fowler (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

Bay Delta Deliveries: Reduced Pumping & Endangered Species Act Issues (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

New Mexico's Exempt Wells Decision & Protection for Senior Water Users by David Moon (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Water Exchange & Mitigation: Water Rights Purchases Hydrate Water Bank & Rechage Aquifer - Mitigation in Closed Basin by Moon (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Stream Flow Enhancement/Groundwater Mitigation in Washington - Stormwater Capture & Groundwater Recharge (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

War and Peace Over the Niobrara River by Don Blankenau (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Reclaimed Water Enhanced Water Supply - Brightwater Recycled Water: New water, New Solutions for the Sammamish River by Jacque Klug (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Moving Forward Following the Hirst Decision: Interview with Dave Christensen, Washington Department of Ecology by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

CLOSED CYCLE SYSTEMS:

Cooling Water Intakes: EPA Standards Finalized (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

 

CLOSURE LETTER:

Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups by Jeff Gaarder (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

CLOUD SEEDING:

Water Management Alternatives: Incorporating "New" Water Management Methods at a Watershed Scale by Cat Shrier (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

COAL ASH:

EPA Enforcement and Compliance Report for 2015 Released (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

 

COALBED METHANE:

Coalbed Methane Extraction: Newfound Impacts and Water Quality Mitigation by Tom Darin (TWR #3: May 15, 2004)

Coalbed Methane General Permit Held Illegal in Wyoming (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Coalbed Methane Interstate Dispute Between Montana and Wyoming (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Interstate Water Quality: Coalbed Methane Conflict Between Wyoming and Montana (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Coalbed Methane: Water Right Permits Required in Colorado (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Western States Water Update: Western States Water Council Meets in Montana by David C. Moon (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

Coalbed Methane: Montana's Anti-Degradation & Numeric Standards (TWR #45, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2007)

State Coalbed Methane Standards: EPA Approves Montana Standards - Interstate Dispute Affected by David C. Moon (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Coalbed Methane Water Case Dismissed and Appealed in Wyoming (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Montana v. Wyoming: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Yellowstone Compact Case by Karen Budd-Falen (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

Coalbed Methane Decision: "Beneficial Use" and Well Permit Required - Ranchers' Senior Water Rights Protected by David Moon (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Yellowstone River Compact: Montana v. Wyoming-Special Master Rules on Water Rights Issues & Denies Motion to Dismiss by Moon (TWR #65: July 15, 2009)

Produced Water & Regulatory Structure: Colorado Struggles with Coalbed Methane Jurisdiction & Control by Michelle Henrie (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater: EPA Draft Update (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Montana Reports Released on Coalbed Methane and Exempt Wells (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Coalbed Methane Produced Groundwater: A Survey of Western Water Law Regulation by Sarah A. Klahn & Jack Tuholske (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

EPA Complaint Filed: Emergency Order Enforcement in Texas (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Natural Gas Wastewater: Coalbed Methane & Shale Discharges - EPA Standards Development (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

EPA Effluent Guidelines Program Plan Comment Period Extended (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

EPA Effluent Guidelines: Proposed Regulation of Shale Gas & Coalbed Methane Effluent by Campbell & Howe (TWR #96: Feb. 15, 2012)

Yellowstone River Compact Decision: Special Master Ruling in Montana v. Wyoming by David Moon (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Conservation in the Mountain West Survey Announced by Colorado College: Key Public Lands Issues (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Oil & Gas Effluent Pretreatment Standards Established by EPA for Extraction Category (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS:

Selenium Water Quality Criteria: EPA Publishes Final Chronic Aquatic Life Criterion for Freshwater (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

COAL MINING:

Mountaintop Removal: Interior Releases Final Regulations on Impacts to Surface Water & Groundwater from Coal Mining (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

COAL TAR SEALANT:

Lake Pollution from Coal Tar Sealant: Largest Source of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) - (USGS Report) (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

 

COAL TERMINAL / COAL SHIPPING TERMINAL:

Tribal Fishing Rights Lead to Coal Terminal Rejection by the Corps of Engineers (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Northwest Fuel Transportation Projects: The Thin Green Line Holds - Update on the Status of Fossil Fuel Transportation Projects in the Pacific Northwest by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

COASTAL WATERS:

2015 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change Released by EPA's National Water Program (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT ACT:

Tribal Interests, Instream Flows & Hydropower Licensing: Using the Licensing Process to Address Tribal Concerns by Mason Morisset (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

 

COERCIVE LANGUAGE:

Curtailment Support in California - Court Ruling in State’s Favor on Enforcement (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

 

COLLABORATION / COLLABORATION VALUE:

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

COLLABORATIVE CAPACITY:

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

COLLECTION SYSTEM / COLLECTION PIPELINE:

Municipal Landfill Redevelopment: From Legacy Landfill to Watershed-Protective Sports Stadium in Astoria, Oregon by Stacy J. Frost and Neil R. Alongi (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Aquifer Recharge and Wastewater Treatment Project (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

COLORADO RIVER DELTA:

High-Flow Pulse: Grand Canyon Flooding by Department of the Interior (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Colorado River Futures Project: Policy Recommendations on Colorado River Management for New Administration (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

COLORADO RIVER BASIN:

Bennett Raley, Assistant Secretary of the Interior - Interview by David Moon (TWR #7: Sept. 15, 2004)

Aquifer Storage Recovery: Expanding Possibilities in the Western United States by Cat Shrier (TWR #8: Oct. 15, 2004)

Arizona Water Settlement Approved by Congress (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Colorado River 2005 Operating Plan Released (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Law of the Rio Grande (Report from the 6th Annual Conference) by David Moon, Editor (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

The Colorado River - Has It Run Out of Water? by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Interstate Water Banking: Evolving Colorado River System Agreement by James H. Davenport (TWR #17: July 15, 2005)

Water Shortage: Lake Powell and Lake Mead Management (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Colorado River USGS Report: Management Impacts of Glen Canyon Dam Operations (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

Colorado River Program: "Intentionally Created Surplus" (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

All-American Canal Lining Halted: 9th Circuit Injunction (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Phoenix Water Planning: Water Resources Plan - The 2005 Update by Tom Buschatzke (TWR #32: October 15, 2006)

The Colorado River: New Operational Guidelines for Lake Powell and Lake Mead by Fulp, Yoder & Blatchford (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

New Reservoir Approved for Colorado River Water (Bureau of Reclamation) (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Colorado and Western Water Law: A Continuing Alchemy by Justice Greg Hobbs (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Laws of the Rivers: Compendium for Major Interstate Rivers (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Colorado River Agreement & Southern California Water by William Hasencamp (TWR #39: May 15, 2007)

Colorado River Basin Agreement (Editor's Addendum) (TWR #39: May 15, 2007)

Interstate Water Allocation by Christopher H. Meyer, Givens Pursley LLP (Boise, Idaho) (TWR #42: August 15, 2007)

"Post-Appropriation" Water Management: Colorado's Water for the 21st Century Act by George Sibley (Gunnison, CO)(TWR #42, August 15, 2007)

Colorado River Shortages: Reclamation Preferred Alternative (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

New Perchlorate Rule in California: Maximum Contaminant Level (TWR #44, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2007)

Colorado River Record of Decision Signed - Agreement on Shortage Criteria and Innovative Strategies (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Anti-Speculation and Water Law: Ghost-Busting, Trust-Busting, or Ensuring Beneficial Use? by Sandra Zellmer (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona by Eden, Glennon, Ker, Libecap, Megdal & Taylor Shipman (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

California Water Supply: Challenges and Solutions by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Water Planning & Uncertainty: Colorado Perspectives - An Update From the Colorado Water Congress' Annual Meeting by Shrier (TWR #61: March 15, 2009)

Litigation on the Colorado River: Conflicts in Search of Solutions by Michael Gheleta (TWR #67: September 15, 2009)

River Basin Studies: Reclamation Program (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Colorado River Flows: Grand Canyon Experiment by Dept. of Interior (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Colorado River: Quantification Settlement Agreement Invalidated (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Yuma Desalting Plant Pilot Program Started/ DROP 2 Storage Reservoir Celebration (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Tribal Water Rights: Current Issues & Relevant Background by Robert T. Anderson (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Bureau of Reclamation Update: Interview with Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor by David Moon (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

US - Mexico Agreement: Colorado River Water Deliveries (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Yuma Desalting Plant: Reclamation Completes Pilot Run (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Tribal Water Rights and the Colorado River Reallocation Through Forbearance Agreements by Mason D. Morisset (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Water Sharing Strategies for Ag/Urban/Enviro in the West: Western States Council Report with CSU's Water Institute (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Multi-Sector Water Sharing (Agricultural-Urban-Environmental): Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin & the West by Smith (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Porosity Storage Reservoirs: A 21st Century Solution for Water Storage by Matt Metcalf & William H. Fronczak (TWR #89: July 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study by Carly Jerla, Terry Fulp, and Pam Adams (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Reclamation's WaterSMART Program: Working to Meet Future Water & Energy Demands by Avra Morgan (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

Colorado River Water Uses: 21st Century Solutions for the Colorado River Basin's Unbalanced Uses by Drew Beckwith (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Colorado Basin Water: Demand & Supply Assessment by Reclamation - Phase 4 Initiated (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Tribal Water Rights Settlement Funding Announced-Soboba of Luiseño Indians Settlement Act ($21 Million in California)(TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Irrigation: The Future of Irrigation Organizations in the Colorado River Basin by Dr. Ron Griffin and Mary Kelly (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Nuclear Power Water Right Change Applications Approved in Utah (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study: Resolving Water Supply & Demand Imbalances (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Colorado Basin Study - Basin Water Supply & Demand Study Update by Carly Jerla, James Prairie, & Pam Adams (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

Glen Canyon Dam: Colorado River Basin States Propose Alternative for Management Plan (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Arizona Groundwater Management by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West by Fort & Nelson (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Colorado River Management: Planning, Agreeing & Acting by Ted Kowalski (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study Released by Reclamation (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Tribal Claims to the Colorado River by Ryan Smith (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Southern Nevada Water Authority Article: Low Winter Flows in the Colorado River & Projected Shortages (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

The "Fill Mead First" Proposal: Potential Legal Issues Under the Law of the River by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #112: June 15, 2013)

Colorado River Diversion for the Salton Sea: Reclamation Requests Payback from Imperial Valley Irrigation District (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Agricultural Conservation Report: Water to Supply the Land: Irrigated Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

The Southern Delivery System - Getting to the Finish Line: Planning, Permitting & Constructing by John A. Fredell (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Colorado River Management & Drought: Lake Powell Releases to be Lowered Significantly by David Moon, Editor (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Tribal Water Study: Reclamation & the Colorado River Basin Tribes Partnership (Ten Tribes Partnership) (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Arizona v. California Digital Collection Debuted at William A. Wise Law Library (CU) (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

U.S. & Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments - Edited/Condensed from Congressional Research Service (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013

Regional Water Management Cooperation: Study Compares Four Cases in the West by Nathaniel Delano and Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Water Rates Ruling in California: Colorado River Aqueduct Overcharges (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Colorado's Water Plan by Jayla Ryan Poppleton (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Aquifer Recharge - Water Banking Paper by Arizona WRRC (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Colorado River Basin Studies Released: Tribal Non-Consumptive Water Uses and Research Needs in the Basin (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Rivers and Carbon - USGS Study (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Groundwater Threat: Colorado River Basin Groundwater Use Report by NASA and UC Irvine (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Conservation Plan: Colorado River System Conservation Program Agreement (Reclamation & Municipal Water)(TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Lake Powell Releases: Water to Lake Mead Increased for Water Year 2015 (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Groups Appeal Water Rights Decision for Nuclear Reactor Project (Speculation, Availability & Stream Environment) (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Columbia River Treaty Options: Protocols for Transboundary Adaptive Management Examined by Bankes & Cosens (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Colorado River Research Group Forms & Releases Summary Report (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water in the West Course: Colorado River Case Study (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

The Winters Doctrine & Tribal Groundwater: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District et al. by David Moon (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Water Purchases: Metropolitan Water District’s Board Authorizes $71 Million for Ag Water Transfers & Promotes Conservation (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Crude Oil-By-Rail & the Endangered Species Act: Coming Soon to Train Tracks Near You? by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Urban Water Conservation in Southern California: Encouraging Conservation Through Tradeable Allocations & Market Mechanisms by Bond, Motlow, Steely, Wang & Libecap (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Colorado River Moving Forward Phase 1 Report Released by Reclamation & Stakeholders (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Water Banking & Storage Agreement Between SNWA and MWD Supplements California Supplies During Drought (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Water Plan Released in Colorado: Water Supply Strategies (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Utah Navajo Water Rights Settlement Agreement Approved by Navajo Nation Council (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Improving the Federal Response to Drought: Five Areas for Reform - PPIC Water Policy Center Report (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Case: Water Districts' Equitable Defenses Denied (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Prioritizing Management & Protection of the Colorado River’s Environmental Resources - Colorado River Research Group (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Found Liable for $8.9 Million in Attorney's Fees in Rate Case (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

"Hydropeaking" Flows Study: Devastating Impacts on Aquatic Insects (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Liquid Assets: Investing for Impact in the Colorado Basin - Investment Blueprint Released (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

USGS Report on the Colorado River's Source: Importance of Groundwater As Base Flow (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Lake Mead Threat: Arizona’s Senator Secures Interior Commitment Regarding Stored Water (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

High-Flow Pulse: Grand Canyon Flooding by Department of the Interior (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Colorado River Futures Project: Policy Recommendations on Colorado River Management for New Administration (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

“The 21st Century Colorado River Hot Drought and Implications for the Future” (Report) by Udall & Overpeck (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

Stanford’s Water in the West Program Releases Colorado River Basin Environmental Water Transfers Scorecard (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

COLORADO WATER LAW and WATER QUALITY:

Colorado Groundwater by David Harrison (TWR #6: August 15, 2004)

Colorado McCarran Amendment Ruling by David C. Moon  (TWR #10: Dec. 15, 2004)

Water Supply Initiative in Colorado (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Colorado Water Law Decision (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Colorado Recreational In-Channel Diversions by David C. Moon (TWR #14: April 15, 2005)

Speculation in Water Rights: Transfer Decisions by the Colorado Supreme Court and Special Status for Municipalities by Moon (TWR #20: October 15, 2005)

Instream Flows in Colorado: Transfers and Injury - Protections for Junior Rights (TWR #23, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2006)

Groundwater Augmentation: Conjunctive Use Decision by Colorado Supreme Court (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

Colorado Whitewater Courses and Water Rights by Kenneth W. Knox (TWR #30: August 15, 2006)

Colorado and Western Water Law: A Continuing Alchemy by Justice Greg Hobbs (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Ground Water and Surface Water Regulation: Colorado Decision (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Colorado and Western Water Law: A Continuing Alchemy by Justice Greg Hobbs (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Transfer of Water Rights Standard: "No Injury Rule" and Water Quality Impacts (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

"Post-Appropriation" Water Management: Colorado's Water for the 21st Century Act by George Sibley (TWR #42, August 15, 2007)

Water Storage Purchase by State of Colorado for Fishing & Recreation (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Water and Western Growth by Dan Tarlock and Sarah Bates Van de Wetering (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Coalbed Methane: Water Right Permits Required in Colorado (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Anti-Speculation Doctrine: Water Supply Planning Decision in Colorado (TWR #45, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2007)

Anti-Speculation and Water Law: Ghost-Busting, Trust-Busting, or Ensuring Beneficial Use? by Sandra Zellmer (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

Healthy Rivers Act: Instream Flows in Colorado (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Streamflows in the Rocky Mountain West: Strategies to Protect and Restore "Environmental Flows" by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Groundwater and Water Availability: Colorado Decision on Exempt Wells and the No Injury Rule (TWR #59, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2009)

Ground Water Availability & The No Injury Rule: Domestic Well Owners Protected in Colorado by David Moon (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Peripheral Canal Push in California: Governor's Panel and TNC Report (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Instream Agreement Signed for Black Canyon of the Gunnison (National Park) (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Pitkin County Instream Water Rights Agreement: Colorado Water Trust and Colorado Water Conservation Board Effort (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Water Planning & Uncertainty: Colorado Perspectives - An Update From the Colorado Water Congress' Annual Meeting by Shrier (TWR #61: March 15, 2009)

Water Court Rules Revised in Colorado: Expert Witness Rules (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Adverse Possession, Abandonment & Beneficial Use: Colorado Supreme Court Decision (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Climate Change & Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Snowmelt - Rights & Administration by Kenney, Klein, Goemans, Alvord & Shapiro (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Coalbed Methane Decision: "Beneficial Use" and Well Permit Required - Ranchers' Senior Water Rights Protected by David Moon (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Instream Flow Tax Credit Incentive Passed in Colorado (TWR #64, Water Briefs: June 15, 2009)

Rainwater Collection in Colorado: New Laws Allow Pilot Project (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway by Shrier, Hightower & Johnson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

The Colorado Water Trust: Western Water Trusts & the Colorado Experience by Amy W. Beatie (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Litigation on the Colorado River: Conflicts in Search of Solutions by Michael Gheleta (TWR #67: September 15, 2009)

Kansas v. Colorado - Arkansas River Interstate Settlement Agreement on Final Technical Issues (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration by Justin D. Lavene and Marcus A. Powers (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Produced Water & Regulatory Structure: Colorado Struggles with Coalbed Methane Jurisdiction & Control by Michelle Henrie (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

"Reasonably Necessary" Water Supply Case in Colorado: Planning Period, Burden of Proof & "Speculative" Flows (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Well Augmentation: Conjunctive Use Decision in Colorado (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Enforcement in Colorado: River/Wetlands Damage Agreement (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Instream Flows in Colorado: Trust Agreement Approved for Pitkin County (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Medicines Take-Back: Denver METRO Disposal Program (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Water Conservation Legislation in Colorado (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Coalbed Methane Produced Groundwater: A Survey of Western Water Law Regulation by Sarah A. Klahn & Jack Tuholske (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

South Platte Well Crisis, 2002-2010: Evolving Alluvial Groundwater Regulation by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

Small Hydroelectric Agreement - Colorado & FERC Enter Into MOU (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Republican River Compact - Arbitrator's Ruling (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Clean Water Act Enforcement - Gravel Mining Impacts Wetlands in Colorado (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Speculation in Water Rights (Colorado): Public Utilities and Trout Unlimited Agreement Reached (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Water Supply Issues in Colorado: Shift from Agricultural Uses, Water Transfers & Municipal Needs-SWSI Report (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

River Access Disputes in Colorado: Task Force Final Report (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Water Right Purchases in Nebraska: Platte River Enhancement (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Conjunctive Use Decisions: Applying the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Groundwater Use by David Moon (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

Anti-Speculation Decision in Colorado: Need & Speculative Sales (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Water Sharing Strategies for Ag/Urban/Enviro in the West: Western States Council Report with CSU's Water Institute (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Ag to Urban Transfer: No Injury Rule & Historical Use (Colorado Decision) (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study by Carly Jerla, Terry Fulp, and Pam Adams (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Colorado River Basin Irrigation: The Future of Irrigation Organizations in the Colorado River Basin by Dr. Ron Griffin and Mary Kelly (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Rotational Agreement Held Not a Change in Water Rights by Colorado Supreme Court (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Municipal Water Resources & Regional Planning: The Prairie Waters Project - Aurora, Colorado by Lisa Darling (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

Historic Use & "Takings" Decision in Colorado: Transfer Application Prompts Review (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Request for Water 2012: Pilot Leasing Program in Colorado (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Dewatering, Monitoring & Remediation Plans: Refinery Plume Migration & Groundwater Treatment System (CO)(TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Purchases of Reservoir Storage by Various Buyers in Colorado (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Water Leasing Pilot Program Summary: The Colorado Water Trust's 2012 Leases (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Water Transfers in the West by Carlee Brown (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Colorado River Management: Planning, Agreeing & Acting by Ted Kowalski (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

South Platte Wells in Colorado: Over-Augmentation Damage Study Begins (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Adverse Possession & Beneficial Use in Colorado by David Moon, Editor (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Water "Call" Agreement in Colorado - Senior Rights "Relaxed" to Allow Storage (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

The Southern Delivery System - Getting to the Finish Line: Planning, Permitting & Constructing by John A. Fredell (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Speculation Decision by Colorado Supreme Court:: "Can and Will" Requirements Clarified (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Nondiversion Agreement - Aspen Instream Flow Agreement with Colorado Water Trust (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Safe Drinking Water Act Fine - Injection Well Violations in Colorado (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Arkansas Valley Conduit in Colorado: Regional Water Pipeline Project - Condensed/Edited from US Bureau of Reclamation Documents (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Transbasin Water Exchanges in Colorado: "Lawn Irrigation Return Flows" (LIRFs) (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Safe Drinking Water Enforcement by EPA on Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado: Underground Injection Control (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Arizona v. California Digital Collection Debuted at William A. Wise Law Library (CU) (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Instream Flow Leasing in Colorado by Zach Smith and Edalin Koziol (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Regional Water Management Cooperation: Study Compares Four Cases in the West by Nathaniel Delano and Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Colorado's Water Plan by Jayla Ryan Poppleton (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

City Instream Flow: Non-Diversion Agreement in Colorado (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Clean Water Act Citizen Suit in Colorado - South Platte Pollution (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Oral Arguments in Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado: Interstate Compact, Damages & Imported Water (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Colorado Water Plan Draft Released (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Water Right Nonuse: Historical Beneficial Consumptive Use in Change Proceedings in Colorado (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Instream Flow Rights Decision in Colorado: State Agency Authority Upheld - Policy of Preserving Natural Environment (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Small Scale Hydropower & Ditch Easements: Colorado Decision Applies “No Injury Rule” and Maximum Use by David Moon (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Aquifer Recharge & Flood Mitigation Collaboration in Nebraska (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Reservoir Release in Colorado - Lease Agreement for Instream Flow to Benefit Endangered Fish (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Water Plan Released in Colorado: Water Supply Strategies (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

WRF Published Water Efficiency Study: Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2 (2016) (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

New Mexico v. Colorado: Gold King Mine Waste Spill Lawsuit (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

“Protecting Source Water in Colorado During Oil and Gas Development” (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Gold King Mine Spill: Navajo Nation Sues EPA/Site Listed on Superfund List (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Pesticide NPDES General Permit Finalized for Point Sources (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

“Unconventional Oil and Gas Spills: Risks, Mitigation Priorities, and State Reporting Requirements” - Policy Analysis Released (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

Stanford’s Water in the West Program Releases Colorado River Basin Environmental Water Transfers Scorecard (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN:

Oregon Water Resources Department: Interview with Director Paul Cleary (TWR #1: March 15, 2004)

Columbia Basin Spills: Tribes Threaten Lawsuit Over BPA Proposal (TWR #3, Water Briefs: May 15, 2004)

Columbia River Discharges - Clean Water Act Citizen Suit (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

BPA Summer Spill Decision - Tribes Prepare Litigation Contesting (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

Dredging Lawsuit - Columbia River Deepening by Corps of Engineers  (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004) 

BPA Spill Controversy - 9th Circuit Compels Spill for Fishery (TWR #6, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2004)

NOAA Columbia-Snake Draft Strategy (TWR #7, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2004)

Water Quality Standards: 9th Circuit Holding on Dam Operations TWR #8 , Water Briefs)

Columbia River Initiative - Washington Program for New Rights and Mitigation (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

NOAA BiOp - Columbia and Snake Rivers (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Colville Tribes of Washington Sign Water Agreement (TWR #11, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2005)

Columbia River Mainstem Program Announced by Washington Governor (TWR #11, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2005)

Bureau of Reclamation Decision Document for Columbia River (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Upper Columbia River Contamination: Transboundary Application of CERCLA by Du Bey, Ulick Rosenthal & Clark (TWR #15: May 15, 2005)

Dams and Salmon: Judge Rejects BiOp by David C. Moon (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Columbia River BiOps Order and Upper Snake Case (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Columbia River Water Management Plan: Emphasizing Water Storage and Conservation by David C. Moon (TWR #25: March 15, 2006)

Federal Plan Violates Endangered Species Act: Snake River BiOp Plan Flawed (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

International Agreement with Canada: Transboundary CERCLA Settlement (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

BPA Closing of Fish Passage Center Rejected by 9th Circuit (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

Laws of the Rivers: Compendium for Major Interstate Rivers (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Transboundary Pollution - 9th Circuit Order Appealed (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Columbia River Hydrosystem BiOp: 9th Circuit Upholds Rejection of 2004 BiOp by Mark L. Stermitz (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

Supreme Court Limits ESA: National Homebuilders v. Defenders of Wildlife by Richard M. Glick and Lindsay Eyler (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Global Warming: Columbia Basin Impacts (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Transboundary CERCLA Case: Supreme Court Requests Federal Brief (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Hydropower and Fish - Northwest Challenge: Keeping Fish and Clean Hydro by F. Lorraine Bodi and Dulcy Mahar (TWR #47: January 15, 2008)

Columbia River Power System Draft BiOp: Judge Expresses Doubts (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Transboundary Water Quality: Supreme Court Denies Canadian Petition (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Reclamation Study: Groundwater Use Substitution With Surface Water (Columbia Basin Project) (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Columbia Basin Fish Accords Signed (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Salmon Protection in Northwest: Columbia/Snake River Latest BiOps Released (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Join Agreements in Columbia River Basin (Litigation Continues) (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Columbia River Toxics: EPA's Columbia River Basin State of the River Report for Toxics by Mary Lou Soscia and Kim Johnson (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

Hanford Contamination Lawsuit: Washington Sues DOE Over Cleanup Failure (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Columbia River BiOp: Fed Plan for Hydropower System Argue ESA Requirements (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Lake Roosevelt Incremental Storage Release Project - Draft EA Released by Reclamation (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Columbia Basin Project: "Artificially-Stored" Groundwater (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Tribal Liability: Decision Holds No CERCLA Liability Against Tribes in Transboundary Case (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Draft Columbia River Toxics Reduction Action Plan: Comments Sought (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Columbia River Basin Toxics Reduction: Action Plan in Effect by Mary Lou Soscia (TWR #84: Feb. 15, 2011)

Water Storage Rule in Washington: Processing Expedited (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

New Water Management Model: The Umatilla Basin Water Commission - Counties, Irrigation District & Confederated Tribes Form Administrative Body by Martha Pagel (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

BiOp Rejected Again: Columbia River Plan Found Arbitrary & Capricious (Specific Mitigation Plan Not Identified) (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Draft Columbia River Basin Long-Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast Released by Ecology (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Columbia River Instream Atlas: Washington's Ecology Releases Draft Tool (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Western States' Water Planning: The Best Laid Plans - Water Planning in Uncertain Times by Janet Neuman (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

The Columbia River, Basin, and Treaty: Upcoming Treaty Date is Focussing Basin Water Management Issues by Stan Miller (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Contaminants in Wastewater Effluent & Stormwater Runoff - Columbia River Basin: USGS Study (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Kalispel Tribe Agreement With Federal Agencies: Habitat & Fish Stocks in Columbia Basin (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Northwest Hydropower & Fish: Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery Efforts Update by F. Lorraine Bodi (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

The Future of the Columbia River Treaty by Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary & Barbara Cosens (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Transboundary Case (Pakootas v. Teck) - Pollution Liability Under U.S. Law (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Critical Habitat for Lower Columbia River Coho & Puget Sound Steelhead: Comments Closing Soon (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Update: Draft Regional Recommendation Released (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Dam Pollution Settlement: Oil Leakage at Columbia & Snake River Dams and the Clean Water Act (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Columbia River Treaty Options: Protocols for Transboundary Adaptive Management Examined by Bankes & Cosens (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Columbia River Basin Water Supply Inventory Report 2014 Released (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress-Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Reverse Auction for Leasing Instream Flow in Washington (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Shared Responsibility: Governing the Use of Water & Related Resources in the International Columbia River Basin Through the Prism of Tribes and First Nations (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Transboundary Cooperation in the International Columbia River Basin: A Preliminary Assessment of Existing Arrangements & Future Prospects (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Columbia River Treaty: Canadian Negotiation Commitment Received from Prime Minister Trudeau (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Columbia Basin Salmon BiOp Rejected by Federal Court: Fed Plan Invalidated for Fifth Time - ESA & NEPA Violated (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Oregon Requests Oil Train Ban Moratorium Following Derailment - Prelim Report Blames Union Pacific (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Tribal Attorney Fees and Past Response Costs Awarded in Transboundary Pollution Case (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Border Pollution: EPA Evaluation Determines "Unacceptable Risk to the Benthic Community” in Columbia River (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

New Water Supply Projects: Ecology's Office of Columbia River Criticized in Economic Evaluation (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY:

The Columbia River, Basin, and Treaty: Upcoming Treaty Date is Focussing Basin Water Management Issues by Stan Miller (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

The Future of the Columbia River Treaty by Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary & Barbara Cosens (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Columbia River Treaty Update: Draft Regional Recommendation Released (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Columbia River Treaty Options: Protocols for Transboundary Adaptive Management Examined by Bankes & Cosens (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Columbia River Treaty: Canadian Negotiation Commitment Received from Prime Minister Trudeau (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

 

“COMBAT HYDROLOGY”:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

“COMBINED APPROPRIATION”:

Exempt Wells Petition Filed: Ranchers' Water Rights Threatened (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Exempt Wells Hearing in Montana: Water Right Appropriation Rules (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Exempt Well Ruling in Montana: Rulemaking to Follow (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Exempt Well Lawsuit Settlement: New State Rules in Montana Forthcoming (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Interview with Director John E. Tubbs: DNRC Director on the Exempt Wells Decision by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW (CSO):

Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Plans: Post-Construction Compliance Guidance Issued by EPA (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Stormwater Regulation & Management: Overview of Current Trends by Hardebeck, Holloway, Monsey, Heibrun & Chase (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Green Infrastructure Factsheets on Permitting & Enforcement Released by EPA - NPDES Wet Weather Programs (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Wastewater Spills in Arizona - ADEQ Enforcement (Fine & Supplemental Environmental Project Required) (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Duwamish Cleanup: Superfund Final Plan in Seattle Waterway (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Wastewater Discharge Fine in New Mexico: Proposed Penalties for CWA Violations (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

EPA Enforcement: Seven National Enforcement Initiatives Announced for 2017-2019 (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Sewer Overflows and Stormwater Violations in Kansas: EPA Settlement with City (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Green Infrastructure Guidance Announced by WRF: Capital Improvement Project Delivery Methods & Incentives (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Stormwater Runoff, Combined Sewer Overflows, and Infrastructure Research Funding (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Sewer System Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations in Texas (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

COMMERCE CLAUSE (see also Compacts and Interstate Conflicts):

Interstate Water Ruling: Texas Water Users' Lawsuit Against Oklahoma to Continue (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Coalbed Methane Produced Groundwater: A Survey of Western Water Law Regulation by Sarah A. Klahn & Jack Tuholske (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Oklahoma Storage Transfer Controversy: Tribal Nations & Local Interests Oppose the Transfer Agreement by David Moon, Editor (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Endangered Species Act Upheld by US Supreme Court: No Commercial Value & One-state Species Issues Rejected (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Interstate Compact Litigation Between Oklahoma & Texas: U.S. Solicitor General Files Opinion (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

State Control of Water: U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Oklahoma - Interstate Compact & Commerce Clause Issues by David Moon (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Interstate Water Compacts: The US Supreme Court's Tarrant Decision and the Risk of Silence by Steven Richardson (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Northwest Fuel Transportation Projects: The Thin Green Line Holds - Update on the Status of Fossil Fuel Transportation Projects in the Pacific Northwest by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

COMMERCIAL USE:

Exempt Well Decision in South Dakota: Domestic v. Commercial Use (Tribal Opposition) (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Illegal Use of Well: Commercial Use of Domestic Well in New Mexico (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Endangered Species Act Upheld by US Supreme Court: No Commercial Value & One-state Species Issues Rejected (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

 

COMMINGLING:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

COMMODITY (Water as a Commodity):

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

COMMON FLOW REGIME:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

COMMON GROUND WATER SUPPLY:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

COMMON LAW ISSUES:

Abandonment & Nonuse Case in Nebraska: Regulation of Water Rights Leads to Decision on Common Law Issues by David Moon (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Climate Change & Public Trust Doctrine - Climate Change, Public Trust Doctrines & PPL Montana by Robin Kundis Craig (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

COMMON RECHARGE AREA:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

COMMON SENSE:

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

 

"COMMONS" RATIONALE:

Groundwater Regulation & "Takings" in Texas by Deborah C. Trejo (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

 

COMMUNITY-BASED TRADING (see also WATER QUALITY TRADING):

Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: 10 Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts by Porter, Roll, Kapur & Devnani (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

 

COMMUNITY FORESTS:

Community Forest: Yakima Basin Land Purchase Key Step in Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

 

COMMUNITY WATER RIGHTS:

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

 

COMPACT COMMISSON (Montana):

Blackfeet Water Rights Compact: Montana Compact Commission Approval (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Crow Tribe Compact: Water Rights Settlement Signed in Montana (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Tribal Water Compact: Proposed Settlement Released in Montana (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

CSKT Water Rights Compact Unratified: Montana Legislature Refuses to Ratify Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Compact by Weiner & Stermitz (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission's Report on CSKT Proposed Water Rights Compact Released (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Tribal Compact: Attorney General's Memo to Montana's Governor (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Tribal Compact Signed for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Montana (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

COMPACTS (see also Tribal Water Rights and Interstate Conflicts):

Montana - Wyoming Water Fight Brewing? (TWR #4, Water Briefs: June 15, 2004)

Montana - Wyoming Talk Continue: Yellowstone Compact Discussions (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

Montana/Wyoming Update: Yellowstone River Compact (TWR #6, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2004)

Border States Meeting - Texas and New Mexico Dialogue (TWR #7, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2004)

Law of the Rio Grande (Report from the 6th Annual Conference) by David Moon, Editor (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

The Colorado River - Has It Run Out of Water? by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Klamath FERC: Dam Removal and Irrigators' Power Rates (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Rio Grande Annual Operating Plan Released (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Conservation Easements: Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Nebraska (TWR #30, Water Briefs: August 15, 2006)

Strategic Water Reserve: First Acquisition in New Mexico (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Interstate Compacts: Draft Model Compact Available (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

Interstate Compact Lawsuit: Montana v. Wyoming (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

Blackfeet Water Rights Compact: Montana Compact Commission Approval (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Water Resources Cash Fund Created in Nebraska (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Interstate Water Allocation by Christopher H. Meyer, Givens Pursley LLP (Boise, Idaho) (TWR #42: August 15, 2007)

"Post-Appropriation" Water Management: Colorado's Water for the 21st Century Act by George Sibley (TWR #42, August 15, 2007)

Colorado River Shortages: Reclamation Preferred Alternative (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

Colorado River Record of Decision Signed - Agreement on Shortage Criteria and Innovative Strategies (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Interstate Compact Lawsuit: US Brief Filed in Montana and Wyoming Water Right Conflict (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Republican River Litigation Expected by Kansas Attorney General (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

New Mexico Legislation Provides Flexibility to Purchase and Sever Water Rights from Land (Pecos Compact) (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

Rio Grande Settlement Between New Mexican & Texan Irrigation Districts: Dispute Over Interstate Surface & Groundwater by Moon (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

Multi-Use Reservoir Analysis: Rio Grande Reservoir by Matthew Bliss (TWR #51: May 15, 2008)

Seven Rivers Pipeline and Augmentation Wells in New Mexico (Pecos River Settlement) (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Montana v. Wyoming: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Yellowstone Compact Case by Karen Budd-Falen (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

Interstate Water Ruling: Texas Water Users' Lawsuit Against Oklahoma to Continue (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Pecos River Compact Compliance: New Mexico's Compliance Program Meets With Success by James C. Brockmann (TWR #61: March 15, 2009)

Climate Change & Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Snowmelt - Rights & Administration by Kenney, Klein, Goemans, Alvord & Shapiro (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Yellowstone River Compact: Montana v. Wyoming-Special Master Rules on Water Rights Issues & Denies Motion to Dismiss by Moon (TWR #65: July 15, 2009)

Pecos River Agreement Settlement: Conditions Met (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Kansas v. Colorado - Arkansas River Interstate Settlement Agreement on Final Technical Issues (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration by Justin D. Lavene and Marcus A. Powers (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers: Part II by Barbara Cosens (TWR #73: March 15, 2010)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Kansas v. Nebraska: Interstate Compact Enforcement (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges and Opportunities Part I by Mary E. Kelly (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Republican River Compact - Arbitrator's Ruling (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Tribal Issues in Oklahoma: Water Policy in Former Indian Territory-Chickasaw, Choctaw & Oklahoma (Sardis Reservoir) by Greetham (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges & Opportunities - Part II by Mary E. Kelly (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Key Tribal Water Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Irrigation Efficiency: Conserved Water & Return Flow - Supreme Court Decision in Montana v. Wyoming (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Crow Tribe Compact: Water Rights Settlement Signed in Montana (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

The Columbia River, Basin, and Treaty: Upcoming Treaty Date is Focussing Basin Water Management Issues by Stan Miller (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Interview of Scott A. Verhines, New Mexico State Engineer - Interviewed by Michelle Henrie (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Interstate Compact Litigation Between Oklahoma & Texas: U.S. Solicitor General Files Opinion (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Tribal Water Compact: Proposed Settlement Released in Montana (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Texas v. New Mexico - Texas Sues Over Water Deliveries Under the Rio Grande Compact (U.S. Supreme Court) (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Interstate Lawsuit on Red River Compact to be Heard by U.S. Supreme Court - Texas & Oklahoma (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Tribal Claims to the Colorado River by Ryan Smith (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Republican River Compact Call in Nebraska: Bureau of Reclamation Responds to Nebraska DNR Order (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Republican River Compact Compliance: Storage Releases by Nebraska (States Fail to Reach Future Access Agreement) (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

The "Fill Mead First" Proposal: Potential Legal Issues Under the Law of the River by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #112: June 15, 2013)

State Control of Water: U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Oklahoma - Interstate Compact & Commerce Clause Issues by David Moon (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

CSKT Water Rights Compact Unratified: Montana Legislature Refuses to Ratify Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Compact by Weiner & Stermitz (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Colorado River Management & Drought: Lake Powell Releases to be Lowered Significantly by David Moon, Editor (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Interstate Water Compacts: The US Supreme Court's Tarrant Decision and the Risk of Silence by Steven Richardson (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Arizona v. California Digital Collection Debuted at William A. Wise Law Library (CU) (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

U.S. & Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments - Edited/Condensed from Congressional Research Service (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Republican River Special Master's Report Issued: Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Rio Grande Compact - Lawsuit Between Texas & New Mexico: U.S. Solicitor General's Brief Filed (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission's Report on CSKT Proposed Water Rights Compact Released (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico: Supreme Court Grants Texas the Right to Proceed (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Albuquerque’s Water Resources Management: Integrated Strategy Meets Area Challenges by John M. Stomp III, P.E.  (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

New Mexico Response Filed to U.S. Motion to Intervene: Texas v. New Mexico (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Colorado's Water Plan by Jayla Ryan Poppleton (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Columbia River Treaty Options: Protocols for Transboundary Adaptive Management Examined by Bankes & Cosens (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Oral Arguments in Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado: Interstate Compact, Damages & Imported Water (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado: Special Master Appointed for Interstate Compact Case (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014) Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Yellowstone River Compact Decision: Special Master Ruling in Montana v. Wyoming by David Moon (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Tribal Compact: Attorney General's Memo to Montana's Governor (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Plan Draft Released (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Tribal Compact Signed for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Montana (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact Battle Between Texas & New Mexico Headed to US Supreme Court: Special Master Report Recommends Denial of Motion to Dismiss (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Speculative Right or Eco-Friendly Project: New Mexico Groundwater Application (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact: Special Master Report Issued in Texas v. New Mexico (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Texas v. New Mexico: Rio Grande Litigation (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

COMPATIBLE USE BUFFER PROGRAM:

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

COMPENSATION DETERMINATION (see also “TAKINGS”):

"Takings" Case Upheld for Groundwater Protection from Regulation in Texas (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

War and Peace Over the Niobrara River by Don Blankenau (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

“COMPENSATORY MITIGATION”:

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

COMPETING USES:

Alaska Instream Water Applications Decision: “Public Interest” and the “Most Beneficial Use” by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

 

COMPLAINT PROCESS:

Dry Year Program Report & Recommendations for California’s Water Rights Priority System (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE:

Compliance Assistance - Small Community Program with Arizona DEQ (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

 

COMPLIANCE ORDER (see also COST OF COMPLIANCE):

Stock Pond Permit Settlement: EPA & Landowners Settle Clean Water Act Lawsuit (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

 

COMPLIANCE RATES:

Enforcement Report of 2013 Actions Released by California State Water Resources Control Board (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Safe Drinking Water Act Dashboard - Website Compliance Tracking System Announced by EPA (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

 

COMPLIANCE RISK:

Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

COMPLIANCE TRACKING:

Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program by Baczkowski, Myers, Swanson & Wigington (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

CONCLUSIVE PROOF:

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

“CONCURRENCY LAWS”:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

CONDEMNATION (see also Eminent Domain):

Condemnation Proposed: Municipal Water Rights in Washington (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Condemnation Case in Washington Settled - Water Rights Transfer (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Montana v. Wyoming: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Yellowstone Compact Case by Karen Budd-Falen (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

Water Marketing in Texas: Selling or Leasing of Groundwater and Surface Water Rights by Edmond R. McCarthy, Jr. (TWR #62: April 15, 2009)

Municipal Water Transfer Recommended in Washington: Relinquishment Due to Non-Use (Expedited Process) (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Charting a New Direction by Glen Spain (TWR #70: Dec. 15, 2009)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Condemnation Case in Montana: Missoula Prevails in Eminent Domain Decision (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

CONDITIONAL COSTS:

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

 

CONDITIONAL DECREE:

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

CONDITIONALITY:

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

 

CONDITIONAL RIGHT TO GROUNDWATER:

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

CONDITIONAL USES / CONDITIONS OF USE:

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

CONDITIONAL WATER RIGHTS:

Small Scale Hydropower & Ditch Easements: Colorado Decision Applies “No Injury Rule” and Maximum Use by David Moon (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

CONDITIONS - Placed on Water Rights:

Alaska Instream Water Applications Decision: “Public Interest” and the “Most Beneficial Use” by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

CONDUCT (see also PAST CONDUCT):

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

“CONFERRAL THRESHOLD”:

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

CONFINED AQUIFERS:

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

CONFLICTING DUTIES:

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

 

CONFLICT POLICY:

Water Conflict Policy: Federal Agencies & Conflict Resolution (OMB/CEQ Directive) (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

The Future of the Columbia River Treaty by Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary & Barbara Cosens (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

 

CONGRESSIONAL ACTION or INTENT:

Indian Water Settlements: Outlook for the 112th Congress and Beyond by Ryan A. Smith (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Negotiating Indian Water Rights Claims: 12th Biennial Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights by Killoren (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Tribal Claims to the Colorado River by Ryan Smith (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE:

Allocation of Water: Congressional Budget Office Report (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

 

CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE:

U.S. & Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments - Edited/Condensed from Congressional Research Service (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013

Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress-Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

EPA Regulations: Too Much, Too Little, or On Track? - Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT:

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

CONJUNCTIVE ADMINISTRATION (see also CONJUNCTIVE USE):

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Aquifer Recovery in Idaho: Governor's Budget Provides Funding to Reverse Decline of Idaho Aquifer Levels (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

CONJUNCTIVE MANAGEMENT:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Aquifer Recovery in Idaho: Governor's Budget Provides Funding to Reverse Decline of Idaho Aquifer Levels (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

CONJUNCTIVE USE (Surface Water/Groundwater):

Wastewater Fines: Surface Water and Groundwater Connection (TWR #2, Water Briefs: April 15, 2004)

Conjunctive Administration on the Eastern Snake River Plain by Phillip J. Rassier (TWR #10: Dec. 15, 2004)

Ground Water Right Transfers in the Snake River Plain, Idaho by Johnson, Harris, Contor and Cosgrove (TWR #10: Dec. 15, 2004)

Colorado Water Law Decision (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Law of the Rio Grande (Report from the 6th Annual Conference) by David Moon, Editor (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

Groundwater Holding: Nebraska Conjunctive Use (TWR #13, Water Briefs: March 15, 2005)

Idaho Conjunctive Use Order by David C. Moon (TWR #15: May 15, 2005)

Groundwater Rules Invalid: Deschutes Mitigation (TWR #16, Water Briefs: June 15, 2005)

Montana Groundwater/Surface Water Conflicts: Management in Search of Science and Reason by Kendy, Wilson and Ziemer (TWR #19: September 15, 2005)

Conjunctive Use - Utah Reports (TWR #19, Water Briefs, September 15, 2005)

Southwest Water Decisions: Arizona Water Settlements Act, Indian Reserved Rights, Adjudications by McGinnis & Alberts (TWR #20: October 15, 2005)

Nebraska Water Law Changing: Dramatic Developments - The Spear T Ranch Case by LeRoy W. Sievers and Jocelyn Walsh Golden (TWR #21: Nov. 15, 2005)

Washington Water Regulation: New Department of Ecology Director Jay Manning, Interview by David C. Moon, Editor (TWR #23, Jan. 15, 2006)

Montana Supreme Court Rules on Groundwater Process: Basin Closures and Conjunctive Use by David C. Moon (TWR #28, June 15, 2006)

New Mexico Water Markets: Buying, Selling and Leasing Water Rights by John W. Shomaker and F. Lee Brown (TWR #29: July 15, 2006)

Groundwater Augmentation: Conjunctive Use Decision by Colorado Supreme Court (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

Ground Water and Surface Water Regulation: Colorado Decision (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Santa Fe Water Resources and Policy: Evolving "Wet Growth Regulations" by Kyle Harwood (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Groundwater Report: Conjunctive Use in the West (TWR #38, Water Briefs: April 15, 2007)

Idaho Conjunctive Use: Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Conjunctive Water Rights Administration Rules by Jeff Fereday (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

Groundwater Regulations: Idaho DWR Orders Curtailment (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Conjunctive Use - Idaho Decision on "Call" of Water (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Anti-Speculation Article Response - Mesa Water LLP (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Idaho Water Law: Update from Coeur d'Alene Conference by David Moon (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Domestic Wells in New Mexico: Senior Water Rights Protected in Court Decision (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Groundwater/Surface Water Decision in Nebraska: DNR Authority Upheld Regarding Hydraulic Connection (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Groundwater Recharge Funding Approved by Idaho Water Board (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

California Water Supply: Challenges and Solutions by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Pecos River Compact Compliance: New Mexico's Compliance Program Meets With Success by James C. Brockmann (TWR #61: March 15, 2009)

Groundwater Report: Down to the Last Drop  - Texas Report from the Environmental Defense Fund

Coalbed Methane Decision: "Beneficial Use" and Well Permit Required - Ranchers' Senior Water Rights Protected by David Moon (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Ground Water & Surface Water Conjunctive Management - Delivery Call Litigation in Idaho: Ground Water Users' Perspective by Budge (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

“Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It” - Interview with Author Robert Glennon by David Moon, Editor (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Idaho Transfers: An Update on Idaho's Water Transfer Policies and Issues by Michael C. Creamer (TWR #65: July 15, 2009)

Yellowstone River Compact: Montana v. Wyoming-Special Master Rules on Water Rights Issues & Denies Motion to Dismiss by Moon (TWR #65: July 15, 2009)

Conjunctive Use Decision in Idaho: Futile Calls and Seasonal Variability (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration by Justin D. Lavene and Marcus A. Powers (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Well Augmentation: Conjunctive Use Decision in Colorado (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II by Glen Spain (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Groundwater Closure Denied (WA): Stream Flow Concerns by Squaxin Island Tribe (Co. Agreement Pursued) (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery; New Federal Initiatives - EPA to Develop Guidance by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Exempt Wells in the West: Complications & Compromises by Nathan Bracken (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Groundwater System in California: Legislative Analyst's Office Report Released (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Municipal Water Desalination - Alamogordo: New Mexico's First Large-Scale Municipal Desalination Project by James C. Brockmann (TWR #75: May 15, 2010)

Tribal Surface Water Rights: Hydraulic Connection Equals Protection - Groundwater Impacts & Federal Jurisdiction by David C. Moon (TWR #75: May 15, 2010)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Northwest Water Marketing: Re-Allocating Water in the Pacific Northwest by Richard A. Slaughter (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

South Platte Well Crisis, 2002-2010: Evolving Alluvial Groundwater Regulation by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges and Opportunities Part I by Mary E. Kelly (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges & Opportunities - Part II by Mary E. Kelly (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Tribal Water Decision in Nevada: Groundwater Change Application Granted by David Moon (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Water Right Purchases in Nebraska: Platte River Enhancement (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Conjunctive Use Decisions: Applying the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Groundwater Use by David Moon (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

Fully Appropriated: Nebraska Supreme Court Decision Impacts Surface & Groundwater Regulation (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Water Settlement in the Lower Rio Grande: Agreement in Principle Reached for Surface and Groundwater (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

USGS Study on Groundwater Impact on Streamflows Released (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Water Policy & Science: Nebraska's River Basin Evaluation Tools by James Gilbert (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Texas v. New Mexico - Texas Sues Over Water Deliveries Under the Rio Grande Compact (U.S. Supreme Court) (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

South Platte Wells in Colorado: Over-Augmentation Damage Study Begins (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Conjunctive Use in California's Central Valley: Mixed Results After Decades of Groundwater Banking by Jennifer Spaletta (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

Mining Bill Vetoed by Governor in Montana: Groundwater & Surface Water Impacts Cited (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

"Waters of the US" - Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Rule: Connectivity of Streams & Wetlands Report Released (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Groundwater/Surface Water Exchange Agreement Signed: Reclamation & Irrigation District (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

"Conserved Water" Statute in Oregon: Change in Use from Irrigation to Instream Flow Approved (Canal Lining) (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Republican River Special Master's Report Issued: Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Rio Grande Compact - Lawsuit Between Texas & New Mexico: U.S. Solicitor General's Brief Filed (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico: Supreme Court Grants Texas the Right to Proceed (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Albuquerque’s Water Resources Management: Integrated Strategy Meets Area Challenges by John M. Stomp III, P.E.  (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

New Mexico Response Filed to U.S. Motion to Intervene: Texas v. New Mexico (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Arizona Groundwater Use Decision: Groundwater Plan for Development Project Rejected by David Moon (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

California Groundwater Management Reform: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Signed by David Moon (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

USFS Groundwater Directive: Western Governors' Ass'n Submits Commits Regarding Implications (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Integrating Storage in California's Changing Water System: Storage and Water Management Report (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Yellowstone River Compact Decision: Special Master Ruling in Montana v. Wyoming by David Moon (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

California Groundwater Regulation - Into the Trenches: An Early Assessment of California’s New Groundwater Legislation by David Aladjem (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

War and Peace Over the Niobrara River by Don Blankenau (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

USGS Report on the Colorado River's Source: Importance of Groundwater As Base Flow (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact Battle Between Texas & New Mexico Headed to US Supreme Court: Special Master Report Recommends Denial of Motion to Dismiss (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

 

CONNECTIVITY (see also Conjunctive Use):

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Klamath Settlement "Agreement in Principle" Reached Between Klamath Tribes and "Off-Project" Irrigators (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Rio Grande Compact - Lawsuit Between Texas & New Mexico: U.S. Solicitor General's Brief Filed (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Albuquerque’s Water Resources Management: Integrated Strategy Meets Area Challenges by John M. Stomp III, P.E.  (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

California Groundwater Regulation - Into the Trenches: An Early Assessment of California’s New Groundwater Legislation by David Aladjem (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

CONNECTIVITY (Resources/Information):

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

CONSERVATION:

Challenge Grant Program - Dept. of Interior (TWR #1, Water Briefs: March 15, 2004)

Lower Rio Grande Regional Water Plan (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

Texas Conservation Report and Best Management Practices Guide (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

California DWR Water Use Efficiency (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Canal Easement - Federal Lawsuit in Oregon (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Law of the Rio Grande (Report from the 6th Annual Conference) by David Moon, Editor (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

Water Resource Management in El Paso: Conservation, Reclaimed Water and Desalinization by Edmund G. Archuleta and Karol Parker (TWR #15: May 15, 2005)

Utah Water Conservation: Irrigation District Conservation by Nancy Hardman (TWR #22: Dec. 15, 2005)

Commissioner's Water Conservation Award (Reclamation) to Idaho Irrigation District (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Water Conservation: Reclamation Awards Grant to Kansas for Republican River (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Columbia River Water Management Plan: Emphasizing Water Storage and Conservation by David C. Moon (TWR #25: March 15, 2006)

Beyond Privatization: Lessons for Restructuring Water Systems to Improve Performance by Gary Wolff and Eric Hallstein (TWR #27: May 15, 2006)

Long-Range Water Planning: Comprehensive Process in Central Oregon's Deschutes Basin by Bruce Aylward and David Newton (TWR #29: July 15, 2006)

Municipal Water Conservation: Cost Benefit Analysis and Comparison by Val L. Little and Rebecca Gallup (TWR #30: August 15, 2006)

All-American Canal Lining Halted: 9th Circuit Injunction (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Golf Course Receives Conservation Fines in Arizona (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Phoenix Water Planning: Water Resources Plan - The 2005 Update by Tom Buschatzke (TWR #32: October 15, 2006)

The Colorado River: New Operational Guidelines for Lake Powell and Lake Mead by Fulp, Yoder & Blatchford (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

Water Efficiency: Landscape Irrigation - EPA Certification (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Conservation Grants USFWS Funding for Planning & Habitat Acquisition (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

Water Use Efficiency - Reclamation Report for California (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Santa Fe Water Resources and Policy: Evolving "Wet Growth Regulations" by Kyle Harwood (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Water Conservation: Bush's 2% Solution (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

Irrigation 2005 Grant for Water Conservation (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Water Conservation Initiatives - Western States Take Action by Craig Bell, Western States Water Council (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

Texas Groundwater - Rule of Capture and Groundwater Management in Texas: Part I by Bruce K. Darling (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

Water Management Conservation Award to Deschutes River Conservancy (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Interstate Water Allocation by Christopher H. Meyer (TWR #42: August 15, 2007)

Instream Flow Restoration: Cooperative, Free-Market Solutions in Oregon by Fritz Paulus (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Municipal Water Law: Washington's Landmark Law Faces Challenges by Jeff B. Kray (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

Western States Water Update: Western States Water Council Meets in Montana by David C. Moon (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

Errata - TWR #38 "Water Conservation Initiatives" (TWR #44, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2007)

Colorado River Record of Decision Signed - Agreement on Shortage Criteria and Innovative Strategies (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

New Western Water Agenda: Opportunities for Action in an Era of Growth and Climate Change by MacDonnell & Fort (TWR #48: Feb. 15, 2008)

Groundwater Conservation Guide Released (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Texas Water Law: An Update on Recent Legislation and Case Law by Deborah Clarke Trejo and Tina Alvarado Arnold (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Healthy Rivers Act: Instream Flows in Colorado (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

CALFED Grants for Urban & Agriculture Efficiency (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Anti-Speculation Article Response - Mesa Water LLP (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Water Source Partnership: City of Olympia and Nisqually Tribe MOA (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Washington State's Municipal Water Law: Landmark Law Partially Invalidated in Trial Court Decision by Jeff B. Kray (TWR #53: July 15, 2008)

Drought Actions in California: Water Transfers and Exchanges (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Rainwater Permit Rules in Washington (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

"Recovery Crediting System" Guidance Developed by USFWS for Endangered Species (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Bureau of Reclamation Grants: "Water for America" Challenge (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

WATERSENSE State Challenge Won by Arizona Department of Water Resources (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Water Efficiency Library: Comprehensive Resource Launched (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Efficient Water Management Survey Released by the Agricultural Water Management Council of California (TWR #59, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2009)

Municipal Stormwater in Washington: Low Impact Development Permit Requirements (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Oregon Water Demand Forecasting: A Transparent & Flexible Tool for State Water Needs Assessment by Igloria and Graham (TWR #62: April 15, 2009)

Water and Energy Nexus: Site Scale Conservation Opportunities by Steve Moddemeyer (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Yellowstone River Compact: Montana v. Wyoming-Special Master Rules on Water Rights Issues & Denies Motion to Dismiss by Moon (TWR #65: July 15, 2009)

Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway by Shrier, Hightower & Johnson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Irrigation Canal Piping: Conservation Project $5.6 Million Grant by Ecology in Washington (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Litigation on the Colorado River: Conflicts in Search of Solutions by Michael Gheleta (TWR #67: September 15, 2009)

Arizona Water Management Issues: Maintaining Sustainable Water Management by Steve Olson (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Exempt Wells: Washington Attorney General's Opinion Issued (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Irrigation Controls: EPA Specification Comment for Draft WaterSense (Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers) (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers by Barbara Cosens (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

"Conservation" Right in Kansas: Beneficial Use Definition (Protection for Instream Flow) (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

WaterSMART Initiative: Dept. of Interior Strategy (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Conservation Report on Agricultural Innovations in California (California Farm Water Success Stories: Report & Video) (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Water Conservation in California: State Water Resources Plan Released (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Municipal Water Desalination - Alamogordo: New Mexico's First Large-Scale Municipal Desalination Project by James C. Brockmann (TWR #75: May 15, 2010)

Water Conservation Legislation in Colorado (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Water Efficiency - Reclamation "WaterSMART" Funding Opportunities (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Rainwater Harvest: New Law in Effect in Utah (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Northwest Water Marketing: Re-Allocating Water in the Pacific Northwest by Richard A. Slaughter (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Water Conservation in Nebraska: Ogallala Platte Recovery Project (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Water Restoration Certificates: Voluntary, Market-Based Flow Restoration by Todd Reeve & Rob Harmon (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

National Low Impact Development Atlas: Interactive Site Up on Web (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Natural Gas Pipeline in the West: Conservation Fund Settlement and Lawsuit Filed (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

USDA Projects: Agriculture and Forests Initiatives (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

“Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures for Wastewater Treatment Facilities” - EPA Release (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Bureau of Reclamation Update: Interview with Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor by David Moon (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Water Conservation Programs in Arizona Evaluated (Report by Western Resource Advocates) (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures for Wastewater Treatment Facilities Released by EPA (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Water Sustainability: Recycling & Conservation Report Released in Arizona (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Wyoming Streamflow Restoration: History, Update & Current Strategies by Scott Yates (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

Irrigation Efficiency: Conserved Water & Return Flow - Supreme Court Decision in Montana v. Wyoming (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Multi-Sector Water Sharing (Agricultural-Urban-Environmental): Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin & the West by Smith (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

"Use It or Lose It" Principle Questioned by Kansas Governor: Ogallala Aquifer & Conservation Incentives (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Reclamation's WaterSMART Program: Working to Meet Future Water & Energy Demands by Avra Morgan (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

California Water District's Conservation Rebate Programs (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Oregon's Water Conservation, Re-use and Storage Grant Program Funded (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Colorado River Water Uses: 21st Century Solutions for the Colorado River Basin's Unbalanced Uses by Drew Beckwith (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Habitat Conservation & Farmland Conservation Reserves: USDA's CRP Program (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Water Supply: Drought Response Initiatives in Texas (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Irrigation: The Future of Irrigation Organizations in the Colorado River Basin by Dr. Ron Griffin and Mary Kelly (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Water Quality Markets - USDA Funding (Proposal Request) (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Water Legislation in Kansas : "Use It or Lose It" - Abandonment and Multi-Year Groundwater Flex Accounts (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Infrastructure Funding of $50 Million Announced by Interior (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Enhanced Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Announced (Grasslands & Wetlands) (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Municipal Water Resources & Regional Planning: The Prairie Waters Project - Aurora, Colorado by Lisa Darling (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

The Water Efficiency and Conservation State Scorecard: An Assessment of Laws and Policies Released (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Kansas Groundwater Program: Multi-Year Flex Account Designed to Conserve Water & Extend Life of Ogallala Aquifer (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Conservation Plan in Oklahoma: Freshwater Conservation Legislation (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Wetlands Grants: Conservation & Habitat Grants from Dept. of Interior (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Endangered Fish Reintroduction: Collaboration Trumps Conflict at Whychus Creek by Pamela Thalacker (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Northwest Hydropower & Fish: Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery Efforts Update by F. Lorraine Bodi (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

WaterSMART Update (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West by Fort & Nelson (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Water Transfers in the West by Carlee Brown (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Drilling Leases Purchased by Trust for Public Lands for Conservation (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story by Evans, Forsgaard, Maykut & Packard (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Agricultural Water Conservation Efficiency Grants - Bay Delta Restoration Program (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

Bay Delta Plan: Drafts of Conservation Plan Released in California (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Water Supply Fund in Texas: $2 Billion Investment Depends on Texans' Vote Following Passage by Legislature (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Water Pricing: Water Rates & the "New Normal" by Kristina Donnelly and Juliet Christian-Smith (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

"Conserved Water" Statute in Oregon: Change in Use from Irrigation to Instream Flow Approved (Canal Lining) (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Natural Infrastructure: Investing in Forested Landscapes for Source Water Protection in the United States (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Water Exchange & Mitigation: Water Rights Purchases Hydrate Water Bank & Rechage Aquifer - Mitigation in Closed Basin by Moon (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

U.S. & Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments - Edited/Condensed from Congressional Research Service (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013

Water & Land Use Assessment Tool: California's Locally Adaptable Tool (Water & Stormwater Impacts) by Patterson, Hinds & Lassiter (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released for Public Review - California & Federal Partners (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

California Water Action Plan Released (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Albuquerque’s Water Resources Management: Integrated Strategy Meets Area Challenges by John M. Stomp III, P.E.  (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Regional Water Management Cooperation: Study Compares Four Cases in the West by Nathaniel Delano and Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Klamath Agreement - Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement Reached (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Colorado's Water Plan by Jayla Ryan Poppleton (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Freshwater Supply Report Released by GAO (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

WaterSense 2013 Report Released (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Wyoming Water Plan - Comment Period (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Conservation Plan: Colorado River System Conservation Program Agreement (Reclamation & Municipal Water)(TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Water Conservation in California: Urban Water Use During Drought (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal: City of Boise Project by Erika Malmen (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

California Drought: Use/Conservation Figures Released by State Water Resources Control Board (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Shopping for Water: How the Market Can Mitigate Water Shortages in the American West - The Hamilton Project Paper (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

USGS Water Use Report Released: Withdrawals Dropping (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Utilities Training & Technical Assistance From EPA - Climate Change Resilience & Readiness (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Contracts Challenge & the ESA: Supreme Court Denies Petition by Irrigation Districts (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Colorado Water Plan Draft Released (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Water Conservation in Drought: Steep Decline in Conservation in California (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress-Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Water Conservation in California: State Water Board Issues Expanded Emergency Regulation (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Water Purchases: Metropolitan Water District’s Board Authorizes $71 Million for Ag Water Transfers & Promotes Conservation (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Water Transfers Program by Reclamation Proposed for Voluntary Water Transfers in California (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Urban Water Conservation in Southern California: Encouraging Conservation Through Tradeable Allocations & Market Mechanisms by Bond, Motlow, Steely, Wang & Libecap (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Conservation Program Expanded: MWD of Southern California Adopts in Face of Drought (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Texas Takings Case: Procedural Rulings - Claims Dismissed (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Agricultural Conservation: USDA Program Incentives & CRP-Grasslands Initiative (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Drought Compliance in California: Urban Use Reduced By 27% (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Turf & Toilets Rebate Programs in California (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

EPA & Water Sector Innovations: Interview with Jeffrey Lape, Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Science & Technology - Conducted by Jakob Wiley (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Agency Enforcement - Drought Measures in California (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Reuse & Storage Conservation Program: Oregon Soliciting Comments on Applications for Grant Program (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

LA’s Stormwater Capture Plan: Excerpts from the Los Angeles Stormwater Capture Master Plan (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims by Greer & Johnson (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Water Enforcement in California: Conservation & Regulation (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Water & Power: Reclamation Science & Technology Development Projects (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Water Plan Released in Colorado: Water Supply Strategies (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Drought Proofing in Oklahoma: Water for 2060 (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Reclaimed Water Enhanced Water Supply - Brightwater Recycled Water: New water, New Solutions for the Sammamish River by Jacque Klug (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Nevada Drought Forum Recommendations Report Released (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Fishery Regulations in California: Information Order & Potential Fines For Noncompliance (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Reservoir Evaporation Losses in the West Studied (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Natural Resource Investment Center Established by Department of Interior (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary by Jungreis and Van Ligten (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

“Quantified Conservation” - Measurement & Tracking of Environmental Outcomes & Impact by The Freshwater Trust (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Cropland Recharge in California: Groundwater Recharge for Overdraft (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Reuse & Conservation: EPA Research Funding Announced (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Land & Water Conservation Fund: $95 Million to be Distributed - Short of Fully Authorized Level (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Report on Water Available for Replenishment of Groundwater in California: Interim White Paper (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

WRF Published Water Efficiency Study: Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2 (2016) (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Drought Regulations Replaced With “Stress Test” Approach in California (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

EPA's WaterSense Achievements Since Launch Noted (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Water Quality Trading: Federal Agencies Provide Support for Growing Markets (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Agricultural Conservation Innovation Grants Funded by USDA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Conservation Reserve Program: Investment in Agriculture Lands by USDA (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Colorado River Futures Project: Policy Recommendations on Colorado River Management for New Administration (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

State Water Planning & Sustainability: Audit of Oregon Water Resources Department by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

New Water Supply Projects: Ecology's Office of Columbia River Criticized in Economic Evaluation (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

CONSERVATION EASEMENTS:

Conservation Easements: Handbook Released (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

Instream Water Rights Settlement: Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and Seattle (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Conservation Easements: Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Nebraska (TWR #30, Water Briefs: August 15, 2006)

Wetlands Initiative: New USDA Conservation Reserve Program (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Habitat Conservation & Farmland Conservation Reserves: USDA's CRP Program (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Enhanced Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Announced (Grasslands & Wetlands) (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

New Restoration Program for Streams and Wetlands in Montana (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Natural Infrastructure: Investing in Forested Landscapes for Source Water Protection in the United States (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Colorado River Basin Studies Released: Tribal Non-Consumptive Water Uses and Research Needs in the Basin (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Wetlands Settlement in California: CWA Violations/Penalties (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Habitat Purchase: Transfer of Land to Tulalip Tribes (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANTS (CIGs):

Agricultural Conservation Innovation Grants Funded by USDA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

 

“CONSERVATION RECOMMENDATIONS”:

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP):

Agricultural Conservation: USDA Program Incentives & CRP-Grasslands Initiative (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Conservation Reserve Program: Investment in Agriculture Lands by USDA (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

CONSERVATION STANDARDS (see also “STRESS TESTS”):

Supply "Stress Tests" by Water Suppliers: California SWRCB Reviews (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

“CONSERVATION ZONES”:

Flood insurance Program: The Changing Landscape of Floodplain Insurance & Regulation by Molly Lawrence (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

"CONSERVED WATER" (STATUTE):

"Conserved Water" Statute in Oregon: Change in Use from Irrigation to Instream Flow Approved (Canal Lining) (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

CONSOLIDATION OF RIGHTS:

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS / ISSUES (see also "TAKINGS"):

Domestic Wells in New Mexico: Senior Water Rights Protected in Court Decision (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Colorado River: Quantification Settlement Agreement Invalidated (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Exempt Wells Ruling Reversed in New Mexico (Bounds Decision) (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Municipal Water Law Upheld by Washington Supreme Court: "Pumps and Pipes" & Expanded Municipal Suppliers (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Conjunctive Use Decisions: Applying the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Groundwater Use by David Moon (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

Takings & Water Rights: Applicability of the Takings Clause to Water Rights Regulations (Federal Circuit Developments) by Walston (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

"Taking" Decision in US Court of Federal Claims (Beneficial Use & Damages) (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Groundwater Rights & Regulation in Texas: Ownership and "Takings" (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Texas Groundwater Ruling-EAA v. Day: Texas Supreme Court Confirms Landowner's Ownership of Groundwater in Place by McCarthy (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

New Mexico Priority Administration: New Mexico Supreme Court Decision on State Engineer's Authority by David Moon (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Chinatown Revisited: Water Waste Suit Filed by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

"Takings" Claim Denied in Casitas Case: Beneficial Use & Injury Alleged (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Water Supply Fund in Texas: $2 Billion Investment Depends on Texans' Vote Following Passage by Legislature (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

New Mexico's Exempt Wells Decision & Protection for Senior Water Users by David Moon (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Groundwater Regulation & "Takings" in Texas by Deborah C. Trejo (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Preferences During Shortage Rejected in Texas - "Senior" Water Rights Protected (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

"Takings" Case Upheld for Groundwater Protection from Regulation in Texas (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Alaska Instream Water Applications Decision: “Public Interest” and the “Most Beneficial Use” by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Des Moines Water Quality Case Against Irrigators Dismissed (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

CONSTRUCTION:

EPA Guidance: Compliance for Development (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

Water Delivery - Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon & Washington by Filippi, O'Connell & Beaton (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Stormwater Plan: EPA Guide for Construction Sites (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Stormwater/Construction General Permit: EPA Proposal (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Storm Water Regulation Update: Rough Waters In California by Wendy L. Manley (TWR #55: September 15, 2008)

EPA Clean Water Act Regs: 9th Circuit Affirms Mandate that EPA Issue Construction Industry Guidelines/Standards by Iani & Kennedy (TWR #57: Nov. 15, 2008)

Erosion Best Management Practices for Construction: EPA Seeks Comments (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

New Stormwater Regulations: EPA Proposes Rule for New Effluent Limitations-Guidelines for Construction & Development by Ziemer (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Stormwater Permits in California: Construction General Permit Adopted (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

California Storm Water Regulation: State Intensifies Regulation of Runoff from Construction Sites by Wendy L. Manley (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Construction Sites: EPA Stormwater Rule (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Construction Stormwater BMPs: California Handbook Developed by California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Construction Stormwater Regulation: EPA Withdraws Numeric Sedimentation Limits by Tom Lindley and Jessica Hamilton (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

EPA Construction Stormwater Rule: Seventh Circuit Clarifies Ruling by Tom Lindley and Jessica Hamilton (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Stormwater General Construction Permits in California: Change to "Legally Responsible Person" (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Construction General Permit (Stormwater): EPA Permit Proposal - Comment Period Open (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Green Construction - Tribal Community Adopts International Code (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Stormwater Construction Runoff: EPA Issues New Permit (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Basin of Origin Claims of Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Rejected by 9th Circuit - Reclamation Cutbacks Upheld (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Stormwater Final Rule Published by EPA: Construction & Development (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Stormwater Penalty: Hawaii Department of Transportation Agrees to Settlement for Violations (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Stormwater Regs: New Construction General Permit for NPDES Permits Proposed by EPA (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Stormwater: 2017 Construction General Permit Regulations issued by EPA (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

CONSULTATION:

Reclamation Contracts Challenge & the ESA: Supreme Court Denies Petition by Irrigation Districts (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Crude Oil-By-Rail & the Endangered Species Act: Coming Soon to Train Tracks Near You? by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Forest Service Reconsidering Management of Roads & Motorized Trails for Bull Trout Survival & Recovery (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

CONSULTATION WITH TRIBES:

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

CONSUMPTIVE CAP:

Florida v. Georgia: Equitable Apportionment Denial (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

CONSUMPTIVE USE:

Water Policy & Science: Nebraska's River Basin Evaluation Tools by James Gilbert (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study Released by Reclamation (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Adverse Possession & Beneficial Use in Colorado by David Moon, Editor (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Instream Use Change: irrigation to instream Transfer in Nevada Approved by State Engineer (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Truckee River Operating Agreement Begins: Interstate Allocations (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Instream Flow Pilot Study in Oklahoma (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Climate Change Report on Oregon's Willamette Valley: Reclamation Reservoirs Buffer Impacts (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Prioritizing Management & Protection of the Colorado River’s Environmental Resources - Colorado River Research Group (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

CONSUMPTIVE USE CROPPING:

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

CONSUMPTIVE USE WATER:

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

CONTAMINANT EXPORT:

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

CONTAMINANTS or CONTAMINATION (see also Groundwater and Sediments):

Public Drinking Water Contamination by Michael Axline and Duane Miller (TWR #5: July 15, 2004)

Contaminant Data - EPA Forensic Tool for Evaluating Contamination (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

Groundwater Contamination - Arizona Study of PG&E Plume (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Upper Columbia River Contamination: Transboundary Application of CERCLA by Du Bey, Ulick Rosenthal & Clark (TWR #15: May 15, 2005)

2005 Sediments Conference by Laura Kennedy (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Interstate Water Quality Battle: Oklahoma v. Poultry (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Northwest Regional Sediment Evaluation: Development Project Overview & Update by Taku Fuji and Howard L. Cumberland (TWR #21: Nov. 15, 2005)

Stream Contamination Diagnostic Tool (EPA): Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Contaminated Sediment Remediation Guidance Issued (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Groundwater Pollution: Manufacturers Liability Verdict in California (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination - Settlement Reached (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Transboundary Pollution - 9th Circuit Order Appealed (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Groundwater Cleanup in New Mexico - PCE Plume & Bioremediation Pilot Project (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Water Contaminants: Safe Drinking Water List - EPA's Preliminary Determinations (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Water Resources Supply: Groundwater Decision Support System Development by David Jordan, Cynthia Ardito and Van Kelley (TWR #48: February 15, 2008)

Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List Comments Sought (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

Phytotreatment of Stormwater: Phytotreatment Findings Betoken a Promising Future by MacDonald, Dods, Futornick & Ferro (TWR #53: July 15, 2008)

Pharmaceuticals & Water Quality: EPA Information Collection Request (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Hanford Contamination Lawsuit: Washington Sues DOE Over Cleanup Failure (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

California Water Supply: Challenges and Solutions by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Priority Contaminants: EPA Drinking Water List (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Contaminate Sediments: EPA Order for Whitefish River in Montana (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Stormwater & Sediment Contamination: Minimizing Potential Sediment Recontamination & Associated Liability by Strecker, Quigley, and Leisenring (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Supply: EPA Announces Stricter Regulations (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Groundwater Study Released: USGS Contamination Study of Source Water (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts: EPA Study Released - Public Meetings (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Rules: Total Coliform - EPA Update (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Water Supply Protection: EPA/DOE "Canary" Software (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Wyoming Approves Regulations Governing Disclosure of Chemicals (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing: The Road to EPA's New "Fracking" Study by Adam Orford (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Contamination From Fracking in Texas: EPA Order (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Columbia River Basin Toxics Reduction: Action Plan in Effect by Mary Lou Soscia (TWR #84: Feb. 15, 2011)

EPA Complaint Filed: Emergency Order Enforcement in Texas (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Water Contaminants Information Tool Available from EPA (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Aquifer Cleanup in New Mexico: County & City System Required (PCE Contamination) (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Contaminant Monitoring for Drinking Water: EPA Proposal for Unregulated Contaminants (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Hydraulic Fracturing Debate: The Long and Winding Road Towards Regulation by Bruce Baizel (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Mercury Contamination in Arizona: Fish Consumption Advisory Issued by ADEQ (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Water Reuse in the West - Institutional Restraints (Western States Water Council Report) by Nathan Bracken (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Fracking Pollution Causal Link Found in EPA Draft Report (Groundwater Contamination) (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Fracking Investigation of Groundwater Contamination to Continue in Wyoming (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Drinking Water Contaminants List: EPA Working With Water Systems to Monitor Unregulated Contaminants (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Fracking Requirements by Interior: Disclosure & UIC Diesel Fuel Use (Proposed Rules & Permitting Guidance) (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Emerging Contaminants Advisory Panel Forming in Arizona (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Groundwater Cleanup at Superfund Site in Los Angeles: $6 Million Settlement (Drinking Water Protection) (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Contaminants in Wastewater Effluent & Stormwater Runoff - Columbia River Basin: USGS Study (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Groundwater Cleanup: Commingled Treatment System at California Superfund Site (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Upcoming EPA Drinking Water Proposals by J. Alan Roberson, P.E. (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

Transboundary Pollution Case Continues - Agreement Conceding Liability Reached Just Before Trial (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Disposal of Large Amounts of Contaminated Water: A Support Guide for Water Utilities Released by EPA (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Transboundary Case (Pakootas v. Teck) - Pollution Liability Under U.S. Law (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Groundwater Contaminated Sources for Drinking Water Supply - California Report (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Uranium Decontamination Cleanup: EPA Five-Year Plan Report on Progress (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Cleanup Settlement at Goodrich Superfund Site in California (EPA): TCA & Perchlorate (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Utah DWQ Issues Notice of Violation & Compliance Order Requesting Chevron Report on Diesel Spill (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Fracking Rule for Public & Indian Lands Proposed by Interior (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Safe Drinking Water Act Fine - Injection Well Violations in Colorado (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Arkansas Valley Conduit in Colorado: Regional Water Pipeline Project - Condensed/Edited from US Bureau of Reclamation Documents (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Public Supply Wells: Factors that Affect Vulnerability to Contamination - USGS Circular (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Groundwater Workplan Concept Paper Discussion Draft Released by State Water Resources Control Board (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

UIC Violations in Utah: Safe Drinking Water Penalty of $600,000 (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber, (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Fracking Verdict in Texas: Jury Awards $3 Million Damages to Family for Exposure (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

PCB Contamination: Record Civil Penalty Announced by EPA in Nevada (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Clean Water Act Citizen Suit in Colorado - South Platte Pollution (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Drinking Water: EPA Funds Two Innovation Centers (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Tribal Settlement Concerning Drinking & Wastewater Systems Entered by The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Strontium Regulation: EPA Preliminary Determination (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Duwamish Cleanup: Superfund Final Plan in Seattle Waterway (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Interior's Rule Released for Public & American Indian Lands (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Algal Toxins: EPA Issues Health Advisory Values (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

The Pope Talks On Water: Pope Francis’ Encyclical on “The Issue of Water” (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

EPA Fracking Study "Draft Assessment" Released (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Municipal Landfill Redevelopment: From Legacy Landfill to Watershed-Protective Sports Stadium in Astoria, Oregon by Stacy J. Frost and Neil R. Alongi (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups by Jeff Gaarder (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Sediment Cleanup in Seattle: Penalties Issued for Violations of Cleanup Agreement (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Delta Stormwater Settlement: Toxic Discharges Suit Under ESA & Clean Water Act (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015) Plastic “Microbeads” Study Proposes Outright Ban for Wastewater Problem (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

EPA Enforcement and Compliance Report for 2015 Released (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Nuclear Plant Impacts: NRC Proposed Guidance for Groundwater Protection (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary by Jungreis and Van Ligten (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

EPA Enforcement: Seven National Enforcement Initiatives Announced for 2017-2019 (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS): Mapping Tool Released by EPA (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Fracking & Drinking Water Sources: Stanford Researchers Show Fracking’s Impact to Drinking Water Sources by Rob Jordan (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Reuse & Conservation: EPA Research Funding Announced (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Fracking Report Clarification (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Fracking Spills in North Dakota: Duke University Study on Widespread Water & Soil Contamination (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

New Mexico v. Colorado: Gold King Mine Waste Spill Lawsuit (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Quality: Funding From EPA for Monitoring the San Juan River in Arizona (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

USGS Study & Mapping Tool: Decadal Change in Groundwater Quality: Comparing 1988-2001 to 2002-2012 (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Mining Wastewater: Clean Water Act Settlement - Management & Monitoring to Prevent Contaminated Discharges (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Wastewater Cleanup in Spokane River: Court Finds NPDES Permit Inadequate (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Drinking Water Plan - Call to Action by EPA for Safety and Reliability (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Drinking Water Impacts - EPA's Final Report Released (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Portland Harbor Final Cleanup Plan - Record of Decision Released (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

State Water Planning & Sustainability: Audit of Oregon Water Resources Department by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Lummi Nation & Dairy Farmers Water Quality Agreement: Cooperative Approach in the Nooksack River Basin (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

Groundwater in the US: USGS Surveys Identify Aquifers and Assess Water Quality (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

“CONTEMPLATED DRAFT”:

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

CONTINGENCY PLAN:

Mining Wastewater: Clean Water Act Settlement - Management & Monitoring to Prevent Contaminated Discharges (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

CONTINUING JURISDICTION (see also JURISDICTION):

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS or CONTRACT LAW:

Takings and Water Rights: Constitutional & Contractual Remedies for Government Takings by Roger J. Marzulla (TWR #21: Nov. 15, 2005)

Water and Western Growth by Dan Tarlock and Sarah Bates Van de Wetering (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Water Rights Ownership Decision: Trust Relationship Between Irrigation Districts and Water Users by David C. Moon (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Water Marketing in Texas: Selling or Leasing of Groundwater and Surface Water Rights by Edmond R. McCarthy, Jr. (TWR #62: April 15, 2009)

Recycled Wastewater Disposal: Santa Margarita River Case in California (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Reclamation Found Liable - Breach of Contract and "Takings" Decision (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II by Glen Spain (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Reclaimed Water Management: Using Vadose Zone Recharge Wells - The Arizona Experience by Floyd L. Marsh and Gary G. Small (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Klamath "Takings" - Ownership of Water Rights & the Bureau of Reclamation by David Moon (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Oklahoma Water Storage: Tribal Concerns Raised - Municipalities Purchase Reclamation Project by David Moon, Editor (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Oklahoma Storage Transfer Controversy: Tribal Nations & Local Interests Oppose the Transfer Agreement by David Moon, Editor (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

New Water Management Model: The Umatilla Basin Water Commission - Counties, Irrigation District & Confederated Tribes Form Administrative Body by Martha Pagel (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Anti-Speculation Decision in Colorado: Need & Speculative Sales (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Lake Lanier Ruling in the Southeast: Reclamation Reservoir & "Water Supply" Purpose 11th Circuit Decision (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Basin of Origin Claim Denied by Federal Judge in California: Reclamation Prevails Over Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Reclaimed Wastewater: Hopi Tribe in Arizona Sues Flagstaff Over Snowmaking Proposal (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Water Utility Sale Proposed - Carlyle Group Purchase of Missoula's Water Company (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Takings & Water Rights: Applicability of the Takings Clause to Water Rights Regulations (Federal Circuit Developments) by Walston (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Speculative Use or Regional Provider: Company Applies for Massive Water Right in Oregon by David Moon (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Rotational Agreement Held Not a Change in Water Rights by Colorado Supreme Court (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Treaty Tribes & Hatcheries by Alan C. Stay (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Historic Use & "Takings" Decision in Colorado: Transfer Application Prompts Review (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Indian Water Right Negotiations: Interior's Considerations When Appointing Federal Negotiation Teams by Duane Mecham (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

Basin of Origin Claims of Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Rejected by 9th Circuit - Reclamation Cutbacks Upheld (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Reclamation Manual Policies and Directives and Standards Finalized by Bureau (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Interstate Water Compacts: The US Supreme Court's Tarrant Decision and the Risk of Silence by Steven Richardson (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Exchange & Mitigation: Water Rights Purchases Hydrate Water Bank & Rechage Aquifer - Mitigation in Closed Basin by Moon (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Groundwater Regulation & "Takings" in Texas by Deborah C. Trejo (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

Ninth Circuit: Reclamation Renewal of Water Supply Contracts from Bay-Delta Ecosystem Violated ESA (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Federal Breach of Contract: Reclamation Loses Appeal on Breach of Contract Claim by David Moon (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Oral Arguments in Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado: Interstate Compact, Damages & Imported Water (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Contracts Challenge & the ESA: Supreme Court Denies Petition by Irrigation Districts (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Accommodation Doctrine Held to Apply to Groundwater Interests in Texas (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

CONTROL OF WATER (see also PRIVATIZATION):

The Pope Talks On Water: Pope Francis’ Encyclical on “The Issue of Water” (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

 

CONVERSION FORMULA:

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

CONVEYANCE RATES / CONVEYANCE COSTS:

Rate Case Award for Illegal Water Rates: $188 Million in Damages (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

CONVEYANCE SYSTEM or FACILITIES:

Water Exchange & Mitigation: Water Rights Purchases Hydrate Water Bank & Rechage Aquifer - Mitigation in Closed Basin by Moon (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Stormwater Management Innovations: Washington Port Facilities Creatively Respond to Stringent Stormwater Regulations by Deonne Knill (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

COOLING SYSTEMS and COOLING WATER:

Aquatic Ecosystems: EPA Proposed Protection Standards (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

At the Water-Energy Nexus: Renewable Energy from In-Conduit Hydropower by Jennifer Allen Newton (TWR #112: June 15, 2013)

Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: 10 Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts by Porter, Roll, Kapur & Devnani (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Cooling Water Intakes: EPA Standards Finalized (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

The Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on Electricity Generation and Water Use in Texas (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Cooling Water Intake Website Redesigned by EPA (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Floating Solar Program in Japan: Benefits of Floating Plants (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Chromium 6 Pollution & Drinking Water Concerns in US: Analysis Released by the Environmental Working Group (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

 

COOLING WATER INTAKES:

Cooling Water Intake Website Redesigned by EPA (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

 

COOPERATION:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

COPPER:

Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon by Dishman & Heimbucher (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

COPPER EXPORT:

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

CORPS OF ENGINEERS (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers):

Final EIS: Missouri River Master Manual (TWR #1, Water Briefs: March 15, 2004)

Montana Amicus Brief Seeks Supreme Court Review (TWR #2, Water Briefs: April 15, 2004)

River Management & the ESA: Missouri River Litigation (Navigation Versus Fish & Wildlife) by Hayes, Schneider & Sturkie (TWR #4: June 15, 2004)

Water and the Environment - The Role of Ecosystem Restoration by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Missouri River Operating Plan: Spring Pulse Delay (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Pecos River Lawsuit Filed - ESA Violations Alleged Against Bureau of Reclamation and Corps of Engineers (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Wetlands Restoration and Preservation Rule Proposed by EPA and Corps (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Missouri River 2006 Spring Pulse: Storage Releases by Corps of Engineers from Upstream Reservoirs (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

Clean Water Act Wetlands Jurisdiction: US Supreme Court Rules on Rapanos & Carabell by Jennie Bricker (TWR #29: July 15, 2006)

Supreme Court Decides Wetlands Cases Rapanos & Carabell by Roderick Walston (TWR #30: August 15, 2006)

Clean Water Act Settlement: Wetlands Preservation & Enhancement (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Corps Dredging Regulation: District Court Strikes Down Tulloch II Dredging Rule by Steve Richardson and Sam Kalen (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Wetlands Permits - Corps of Engineers Revises Nationwide Permits (TWR #38, Water Briefs: April 15, 2007)

US Army Corps Dam Safety Report Issued for Wolf Creek Dam (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: Army Corps Jurisdictional Wetlands Determinations by Douglas W. MacDougal (TWR #47: January 15, 2008)

Columbia River Power System Draft BiOp: Judge Expresses Doubts (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Wetlands Compensatory Mitigation Rule Released by Corps of Engineers (Unavoidable Impacts) (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Columbia Basin Fish Accords Signed (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Wetlands Enforcement: Clean Water Act Settlement in Idaho (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Wetlands Delineation: New Corps Guidance (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act & Rivers & Harbors Act Jurisdictional Determinations: Corps Guidance Issued (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Water Management Alternatives: Incorporating "New" Water Management Methods at a Watershed Scale by Cat Shrier (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Streamflows in the Rocky Mountain West: Strategies to Protect and Restore "Environmental Flows" by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Wetlands Penalty Agreement in South Dakota: Illegal Fill Results in Clean Water Act Violations (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Wetlands Violation & Agreement in North Dakota: Unauthorized Dredge & Fill (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Violations in Arizona: Santa Cruz River Illegal Filling Results in $1.25 Million Penalty (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Wetlands Revised Guidance: Clean Water Act Scope and Jurisdiction (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Final Sediment Evaluation Framework (SEF) for the Pacific Northwest: CORPS' Draft Framework Comment Period (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Hydro Project Settlement: Tacoma Power & Skokomish Tribal Nation Reach Detailed Agreement (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Columbia River BiOp: Fed Plan for Hydropower System Argue ESA Requirements (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Mine Slurry Permit: Corps v. EPA Authority (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Section 404 Clean Water Act Overhaul: EPA Enforcement Changes Urged (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Enforcement in Colorado: River/Wetlands Damage Agreement (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers: Part II by Barbara Cosens (TWR #73: March 15, 2010)

Clean Water Act Enforcement in Alaska: Wetlands and Streams Damaged (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Oklahoma Water Storage: Tribal Concerns Raised - Municipalities Purchase Reclamation Project by David Moon, Editor (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Oklahoma Storage Transfer Controversy: Tribal Nations & Local Interests Oppose the Transfer Agreement by David Moon, Editor (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Dredging Opposed in Missouri River: EPA Objects to Corps Proposals (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Hydropower Potential: Bureau of Reclamation Facilities Report (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges & Opportunities - Part II by Mary E. Kelly (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Climate Change Needs: Research for Long-Term Planning - Report Issued by Corps & Reclamation (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Water Policy RFP: Army Corps Program (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Lake Lanier Ruling in the Southeast: Reclamation Reservoir & "Water Supply" Purpose 11th Circuit Decision (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act - Comment Period Extended (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Tribal Fish Accord Between Federal Agencies & Kalispel Tribe (Columbia Basin) (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

BiOp Rejected Again: Columbia River Plan Found Arbitrary & Capricious (Specific Mitigation Plan Not Identified) (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Illegal Stream Fill Settlement in California: $500,000 in Restoration Stipulated (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Army Corps Nationwide Permits & CWA 401 Water Quality Certification: New NWPS Become Effective This Month by Merritt Frey (TWR #97: March 15, 2012)

Surplus Water in Reclamation Projects: Corps Pricing Policy Being Developed (M&I Use Included) (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Corps Levee Policy on Vegetation Removal: CDFG Files Suit Against Removal Requirement (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

The Columbia River, Basin, and Treaty: Upcoming Treaty Date is Focussing Basin Water Management Issues by Stan Miller (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Wetland Delineations: New Wetland Plant List Available from US Army Corps of Engineers (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Kalispel Tribe Agreement With Federal Agencies: Habitat & Fish Stocks in Columbia Basin (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Northwest Hydropower & Fish: Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery Efforts Update by F. Lorraine Bodi (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Army Corps Infrastructure: Management of Aging Systems (National Research Council Report) (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Missouri River Municipal & Industrial Water Storage Reallocation Study Released by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

New Restoration Program for Streams and Wetlands in Montana (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Temporary Flooding Found to Support "Takings" Award by Federal Circuit - Army Corps Project (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

GAO Report on Fed Agency Actions: Climate Change on Water Infrastructure (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction - Proposed Rule Released (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Study (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Mining & Fisheries: EPA Proposal for Bristol Bay, Alaska (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Dam Pollution Settlement: Oil Leakage at Columbia & Snake River Dams and the Clean Water Act (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Wetlands Settlement in California: CWA Violations/Penalties (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Fracking Settlement-Fill Material Discharges: Civil Penalty and Restoration in Clean Water Act Case (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Nutrient Reduction Strategies Devised by Hypoxia Task Force-Gulf States (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress-Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Clean Water Act Rule Finalized: CWA Jurisdiction (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

“Waters of the US” Definition: Preliminary Injunction Stops Application of New EPA/Army Corps Rule by David Moon (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Sediment Cleanup in Seattle: Penalties Issued for Violations of Cleanup Agreement (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Drought Proofing in Oklahoma: Water for 2060 (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Instream Flow Pilot Study in Oklahoma (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Climate Change Report on Oregon's Willamette Valley: Reclamation Reservoirs Buffer Impacts (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Clean Water Act Decision: Jurisdictional Determination Appealable Immediately (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Stock Pond Permit Settlement: EPA & Landowners Settle Clean Water Act Lawsuit (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Fishing Rights Lead to Coal Terminal Rejection by the Corps of Engineers (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet by Richard M. Glick and Diego Atencio (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Dakota Access Pipeline: Army Denies Easement to Cross Under Lake Oahe in North Dakota (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Corps & Reclamation Sign ROD: Bypass Channel Alternative - Lower Yellowstone Fish Passage Project in Montana (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Florida v. Georgia: Equitable Apportionment Denial (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

Waters of the US: EPA Proposes to Rescind or Revise (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

CORRELATIVE RIGHTS:

Water and Western Growth by Dan Tarlock and Sarah Bates Van de Wetering (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges and Opportunities Part I by Mary E. Kelly (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

The Winters Doctrine & Tribal Groundwater: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District et al. by David Moon (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

CORROSION CONTROL:

Lead and Copper Exposure: EPA Releases Revisions White Paper (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

COST OF SERVICE (Utilities):

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

COSTS OF LITIGATION:

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

COSTS/BENEFITS ANALYSIS:

Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story by Evans, Forsgaard, Maykut & Packard (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Instream Flows Decision in Washington: Protection from Impairment - Reserved Use Rule (Reservation) Invalid by David Moon (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Endangered Species Act Litigation: Critical Habitat Expansion for Santa Ana Sucker Appealed & Other ESA Litigation by Kira Johnson (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Investments: Principles, Requirements & Guidelines for Federal investments Released (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Projects (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Stormwater Runoff, Combined Sewer Overflows, and Infrastructure Research Funding (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

 

COST REIMBURSEMENT PROCESSING:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

COST SHARE:

Indian Water Right Negotiations: Interior's Considerations When Appointing Federal Negotiation Teams by Duane Mecham (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Authors' Responses: Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

COSTS OF COMPLIANCE:

Clean Water Decision Regarding Costs of Compliance (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Contaminated Sediments Update: Conference Links Law, Science & Public Policy by Heather Brunelle and Cindy Ryals (TWR #45, Nov. 15, 2007)

Cooling Water Intake Rule - Supreme Court to Review (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

EPA "eDISCLOSURE" Pilot Project: Self-Disclosure of Environmental Violations (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Stock Pond Permit Settlement: EPA & Landowners Settle Clean Water Act Lawsuit (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

EPA Regulations: Too Much, Too Little, or On Track? - Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

COSTS OF LITIGATION:

Tribal Attorney Fees and Past Response Costs Awarded in Transboundary Pollution Case (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

COSTS OF REGULATION:

EPA Regulations: Too Much, Too Little, or On Track? - Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

COUNTY ORDINANCE and PLANNING:

Conjunctive Use in California's Central Valley: Mixed Results After Decades of Groundwater Banking by Jennifer Spaletta (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Moving Forward Following the Hirst Decision: Interview with Dave Christensen, Washington Department of Ecology by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Basin Subsidence & San Joaquin Groundwater Pumping: NASA Report Released by CDWR (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

COURT POWER or COURT AUTHORITY:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

"COVER" DAMAGES:

Federal Breach of Contract: Reclamation Loses Appeal on Breach of Contract Claim by David Moon (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

 

CREATION STORY:

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

CREDIBILITY DEFERENCE:

Whooping Crane ESA Case: Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider ESA “Take” Challenge by David Moon (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

 

“CREDIT LIFE”:

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

CREDITS and CREDITING SYSTEM (REGISTRY):

"Recovery Crediting System" Guidance Developed by USFWS for Endangered Species (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

CERCLA-NRDA Restoration: Ecocredits/Liability Coverage for Duwamish River Sites by Scott Lockert (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

Water Quality Markets - USDA Funding (Proposal Request) (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Water Quality Trading -"In It Together: A How-To Reference for Building Point-Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Programs by Cochran, Maness & Lindley (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

Arizona Groundwater Management by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Ben Grumbles & The U.S. Alliance: Interview by Tom Lindley (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

New Restoration Program for Streams and Wetlands in Montana (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Water Quality Trading: An Update on Lawsuits and Legal Challenges by Teresa Jacobs and Priscilla Hampton (TWR #112: June 15, 2013)

Nutrient Trading & Water Quality by Susan Parker Bodine (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Stream Flow Enhancement/Groundwater Mitigation in Washington - Stormwater Capture & Groundwater Recharge (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: 10 Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts by Porter, Roll, Kapur & Devnani (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations in the Pacific Northwest by Sanneman, Cochran, Culliney, Furia, Power & Wigington (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Evan Mortimer & David R. Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Truckee River Operating Agreement Begins: Interstate Allocations (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Natural Resource Investment Center Established by Department of Interior (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Water Quality Trading: Federal Agencies Provide Support for Growing Markets (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

CREDIT TRADING:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Truckee River Operating Agreement Begins: Interstate Allocations (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Natural Resource Investment Center Established by Department of Interior (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Water Quality Trading: Federal Agencies Provide Support for Growing Markets (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

CREOSOTE PILINGS:

Sediment Cleanup in Seattle: Penalties Issued for Violations of Cleanup Agreement (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

 

CRIMINAL PROSECUTION:

Clean Water Act Violation - Industrial Wastewater (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Criminal Sentence in Hazardous Waste Case (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Stormwater Discharge Vioaltions by Seven-Up/RC Bottling Company (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

Safe Drinking Water Violations: $1 Million Penalty for Refinery (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Pipeline Releases Ammonia: Criminal CWA Penalty of $1 Million (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Toxic Discharges Criminal Fine by EPA in Texas (TWR #44, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2007)

Criminal Prosecution of Clean Water Act Failure to Report (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act: Largest Fine Ever in Stormwater Criminal Misdemeanor Action ($13 million) (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: Criminal Sentencing (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Water Treatment Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Reports (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Environmental Crime & Assault Results in Twenty-Year Sentence in Utah (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Enforcement Results: EPA 2010 Compliance Report - Criminal & Civil Penalties and Mapping Tool (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Criminal Clean Water Act Violation: DARIGOLD Pleads Guilty (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Stormwater: Felony Violations of the Clean Water Act Lead to Large Fine & Possible Jail Time (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Prison Sentence for Clean Water Act Violations in Washington (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Stormwater Regulation & Management: Overview of Current Trends by Hardebeck, Holloway, Monsey, Heibrun & Chase (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

WALMART Pleads Guilty to CWA, FIFRA, & RCRA Violations (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: Oil Spill Fines & Restitution in Wyoming - Criminal Charges Pending (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

EPA Enforcement & Compliance Report Issued for 2013 (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Illegal Sewage Dump Results in Prison Time and Fine in Washington (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

EPA Enforcement & Compliance Report for 2014 (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

EPA Enforcement and Compliance Report for 2015 Released (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

 

CRITERIA & PROCEDURES:

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

 

"CRITICAL GROUND WATER AREAS" / “CRITICAL MANAGEMENT AREA”:

Umatilla Basin Aquifer Restoration Project: New Management Model at the Crossroads by Martha Pagel (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

CRITICAL HABITAT:

Critical Habitat Exclusions Considered (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Bull Trout Lawsuit Filed Over Critical Habitat Designations (TWR #11, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2005)

Santa Ana Sucker Critical Habitat Revised in California (TWR #11, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2005)

Endangered Species Act Update: Summary of the 12th Annual ESA Conference by Greg D. Corbin (TWR #12: Feb. 15, 2005)

Critical Habitat Public Comment Extension: Salmon & Steelhead (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Law of the Rio Grande (Report from the 6th Annual Conference) by David Moon, Editor (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

Critical Habitat, Bull Trout and Politics by Arlene Montgomery (TWR #14: April 15, 2005)

Critical Habitat: NOAA Cuts by 80% (NW & California) (TWR #19, Water Briefs, September 15, 2005)

Critical Habitat for Bull Trout - Final Rule (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Critical Habitat Designation (Bull Trout) - Lawsuit Challenges Agency Determination (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Navajo Reservoir FEIS Completed - Flow Recommendations and Authorized Purposes (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Critical Habitat Designated by NOAA for Green Sturgeon in California & Oregon (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Bull Trout Critical Habitat Dramatically Expanded Following Revisions (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

EPA Proposes New Permit Requirements for Pesticide Discharges (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Bull Trout Habitat: USFWS Revises Critical Habitat Designation (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

ESA Improvement: USFWS & NOAA Fisheries Effort (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Spotted Owl Recovery: Revised USFWS Plan (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Critical Habitat Set by US Fish & Wildlife Service (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Critical Habitat for Lower Columbia River Coho & Puget Sound Steelhead: Comments Closing Soon (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Bay Delta Deliveries: Reduced Pumping & Endangered Species Act Issues (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

ESA & 1872 Mining Act Decision (Suction Dredge Impacts) - ESA Trumps (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Klamath BiOp - Operations of Klamath Project Through 2023 Announced by Reclamation (NMFS & USFWS BiOp) (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Endangered Species Act Litigation: Critical Habitat Expansion for Santa Ana Sucker Appealed & Other ESA Litigation by Kira Johnson (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Ninth Circuit: Reclamation Renewal of Water Supply Contracts from Bay-Delta Ecosystem Violated ESA (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Critical Habitat Rules: Proposed Rules & Policy by NMFS & USFWS (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Reclamation Contracts Challenge & the ESA: Supreme Court Denies Petition by Irrigation Districts (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Whooping Crane ESA Case: Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider ESA “Take” Challenge by David Moon (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Whooping Cranes ESA Case: Supreme Court Declines Review - TCEQ Issuance of Water Permits Stands (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

USFWS Releases National Listing Workplan for ESA listings & Critical Habitat Decisions (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

High-Flow Pulse: Grand Canyon Flooding by Department of the Interior (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Forest Service Reconsidering Management of Roads & Motorized Trails for Bull Trout Survival & Recovery (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

CROP CONVERSION:

Liquid Assets: Investing for Impact in the Colorado Basin - Investment Blueprint Released (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

CROP IRRIGATION:

Drought Proofing in Oklahoma: Water for 2060 (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

CROPLAND IDLING (see also FALLOWING):

Water Transfers Program by Reclamation Proposed for Voluntary Water Transfers in California (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Improving the Federal Response to Drought: Five Areas for Reform - PPIC Water Policy Center Report (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

CROP MODELING:

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

CROPLAND RECHARGE:

Cropland Recharge in California: Groundwater Recharge for Overdraft (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

 

CROP ROTATION:

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

CROP USE RATES:

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

CROP UTILIZATION:

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

CROP YIELD:

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

CRUDE OIL-BY-RAIL or CRUDE-BY-RAIL:

Crude Oil-By-Rail & the Endangered Species Act: Coming Soon to Train Tracks Near You? by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Northwest Fuel Transportation Projects: The Thin Green Line Holds - Update on the Status of Fossil Fuel Transportation Projects in the Pacific Northwest by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

CRUDE TRANSPORTATION HAZARDS:

Northwest Fuel Transportation Projects: The Thin Green Line Holds - Update on the Status of Fossil Fuel Transportation Projects in the Pacific Northwest by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

CUJUS DOCTRINE:

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

CULTURAL GAP:

Water for Instream Flows: What Factors Influence the Expansion of Environmental Water Markets? by Bennett, Burns, Leon, Merz, Song & Libecap (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

CULTURAL USE & INJURY/CULTURAL RESOURCES & IMPACTS (see also TRIBAL WATER RIGHTS):

Tribal Water Compact: Proposed Settlement Released in Montana (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Culvert Case Decided in Washington: Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Victory by David Moon (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

ESA & 1872 Mining Act Decision (Suction Dredge Impacts) - ESA Trumps (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Groundwater/Surface Water Exchange Agreement Signed: Reclamation & Irrigation District (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Suction Dredging Moratorium Upheld in Oregon (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Water for Instream Flows: What Factors Influence the Expansion of Environmental Water Markets? by Bennett, Burns, Leon, Merz, Song & Libecap (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Interior Tribal Order: Land & Water Cooperation Framework Issued (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Northwest Fuel Transportation Projects: The Thin Green Line Holds - Update on the Status of Fossil Fuel Transportation Projects in the Pacific Northwest by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Draft EIS Released by Reclamation for Regional Water Supply Project in New Mexico (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

CULVERT (Barrier) and “CULVERT CASE”:

Culvert Case Decided in Washington: Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Victory by David Moon (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Culvert Case Appeal in Washington: Tribal Fish Passage Decision Appealed by State to 9th Circuit (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Fish Passage & Treaty Obligations: Washington State "Culvert Case" Before the Ninth Circuit by David Moon (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

“Indian Treaty Fishing Rights and the Environment: Affirming the Right to Habitat Protection and Restoration” (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

CUMULATIVE EFFECTS / CUMULATIVE IMPACT:

Pipeline & the Endangered Species Act - 9th Circuit Decision on ESA & NEPA (Ruby Natural Gas Pipeline) (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Water & Land Use Assessment Tool: California's Locally Adaptable Tool (Water & Stormwater Impacts) by Patterson, Hinds & Lassiter (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Northwest Fuel Transportation Projects: The Thin Green Line Holds - Update on the Status of Fossil Fuel Transportation Projects in the Pacific Northwest by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

CURTAILMENT:

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Instream Rights Enforcement Discretion Agreement - Swinomish v. Ecology (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Drought Curtailments in California: Temporary Curtailment Liftings Possible (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Curtailments Lawsuit: Drought Emergency Decisions Contested in California by Water Users (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership by Tuthill, Anderson & Comeskey (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Dry Year Program Report & Recommendations for California’s Water Rights Priority System (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Civil Penalty for Unauthorized Diversion/Use in California: $1.5 million Fine Issued for Water District (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Tribal Settlement in Kansas: State & Kickapoo Tribe Reach Agreement on Tribe's Water Right (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Basin Subsidence & San Joaquin Groundwater Pumping: NASA Report Released by CDWR (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

CUSTOMARY PRACTICES:

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

 

CUSTOMER CONTRIBUTION:

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

 

"CUT" TAX:

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

 

CYBERSECURITY:

Water Cybersecurity Executive Order on Critical Infrastructure (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

 

“CYCLE TESTING”:

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

DAIRY RUNOFF and DAIRY WATER QUALITY:

Dairy Manure Runoff Focus: CAFO(s) in Santa Ana Basin Face EPA Orders (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Lummi Nation & Dairy Farmers Water Quality Agreement: Cooperative Approach in the Nooksack River Basin (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

“DAISY-CHAIN”:

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

DAKOTA ACCESS:

Dakota Access Pipeline: Army Denies Easement to Cross Under Lake Oahe in North Dakota (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT and DAMAGES:

Lavaca Bay Settlement: Alcoa Agreement in Texas (TWR #11, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2005)

Nebraska Water Law Changing: Dramatic Developments - The Spear T Ranch Case by LeRoy W. Sievers and Jocelyn Walsh Golden (TWR #21: Nov. 15, 2005)

Groundwater Injury Allowed: "Reasonable Use" Limits Damages (Ninth Circuit Decision) (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Groundwater Pollution: Manufacturers Liability Verdict in California (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

CERCLA Liability: Ninth Circuit Accepts "Divisible Harm" as a Defense by Brien J. Flanagan and Carson Bowler (TWR #39: May 15, 2007)

Idaho Conjunctive Use: Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Conjunctive Water Rights Administration Rules by Jeff Fereday (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

Water Delivery - Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon & Washington by Filippi, O'Connell & Beaton (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Interstate Water Allocation by Christopher H. Meyer, Givens Pursley LLP (Boise, Idaho) (TWR #42: August 15, 2007)

Groundwater Decision in California: Oil Wastewater Pollution (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

Toxic Discharges from Dams: Clean Water Act & Nuisance Lawsuits (Klamath River) (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Rio Grande Settlement Between New Mexican & Texan Irrigation Districts: Dispute Over Interstate Surface & Groundwater by Moon (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

Indian Water Rights: The Era of Settlements by Jeanne S. Whiteing (TWR #51: May 15, 2008)

Montana v. Wyoming: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Yellowstone Compact Case by Karen Budd-Falen (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

CERCLA-NRDA Restoration: Ecocredits/Liability Coverage for Duwamish River Sites by Scott Lockert (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration by Justin D. Lavene and Marcus A. Powers (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Paiute Tribe Prevails: Illegal Diversions of Water to be "Recouped" by David Moon (TWR #75: May 15, 2010)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Kansas v. Nebraska: Interstate Compact Enforcement (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Republican River Compact - Arbitrator's Ruling (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Key Tribal Water Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

"Taking" Decision in US Court of Federal Claims (Beneficial Use & Damages) (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

Federal Power Act Preempts Damage Claims Under State Tort Law - Fifth Circuit Ruling (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Republican River Special Master's Report Issued: Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Groundwater Regulation & "Takings" in Texas by Deborah C. Trejo (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico: Supreme Court Grants Texas the Right to Proceed (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Fracking Verdict in Texas: Jury Awards $3 Million Damages to Family for Exposure (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Illegal Sewage Dump Results in Prison Time and Fine in Washington (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Federal Breach of Contract: Reclamation Loses Appeal on Breach of Contract Claim by David Moon (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Oral Arguments in Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado: Interstate Compact, Damages & Imported Water (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Basin Subsidence & San Joaquin Groundwater Pumping: NASA Report Released by CDWR (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

DAMAGES ADEQUACY:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

DAMS AND DAM REMOVAL (see also HYDROPOWER):

Matilija River Task Force Recommends Removal (TWR #2, Water Briefs: April 15, 2004)

Waterway-To-Waterway Transference: NPDES Permit Requirements and the Miccosukee Case by Rick Glick (TWR #2: April 15, 2004)

Dam Removal Grant (TWR #6, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2004)

Water and the Environment - The Role of Ecosystem Restoration by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Dams and Salmon: Judge Rejects BiOp by David C. Moon (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Dam Removal Grants - Open Rivers Initiative by NOAA (TWR #19, Water Briefs, September 15, 2005)

Klamath FERC: Dam Removal and Irrigators' Power Rates (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Federal Plan Violates Endangered Species Act: Snake River BiOp Plan Flawed (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

Reclamation Contract Awarded for Removal of Savage Rapids Dam (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Klamath Hydroelectric Relicensing: Fish Passage and FERC (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Chiloquin Dam Removal Agreement in the Klamath Basin (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Klamath: The Forgotten Basin? by Glen Spain, Institute for Fisheries Resources (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

Tribal Water Rights - Conference Covers Settlement, Commodification and Other Issues by Harold Shepherd (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

New Reservoir Approved for Colorado River Water (Bureau of Reclamation) (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Klamath Dams - Agency Fish Passage Mandates Finalized (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

Aging Dams and Mitigation Credits: Converting Fixed Liabilities Into Liquid Assets by James G. Workman (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Elwha River Dam Removal: CWA Permit Issued (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Columbia River Hydrosystem BiOp: 9th Circuit Upholds Rejection of 2004 BiOp by Mark L. Stermitz (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

US Army Corps Dam Safety Report Issued for Wolf Creek Dam (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Transboundary CERCLA Case: Supreme Court Requests Federal Brief (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

New Dam Study for Off-Channel Storage by Ecology & Reclamation (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Toxic Discharges from Dams: Clean Water Act & Nuisance Lawsuits (Klamath River) (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Open Rivers Initiative: NOAA Funding Available (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Water Quality Standards & Hydropower Dams: Finding Concrete Solutions by Rebecca Sherman, Brett Swift and Rick Eichstaedt (TWR #45, Nov. 15, 2007)

Klamath River Basin: National Research Council Report Released (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Hydropower and Fish - Northwest Challenge: Keeping Fish and Clean Hydro by F. Lorraine Bodi and Dulcy Mahar (TWR #47: January 15, 2008)

Columbia River Power System Draft BiOp: Judge Expresses Doubts (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Klamath Settlement: Dams Removal Sought (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: A Convergence of Opportunity by Paul Simmons (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Reservoir Permits in Washington: Inventory of Small Dams and Dam Safety Compliance (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Water Quality Section 401 Certification: Avista Dams and FERC Relicensing (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Multi-Use Reservoir Analysis: Rio Grande Reservoir by Matthew Bliss (TWR #51: May 15, 2008)

Mine Restoration & Dam Removal in Montana (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Battle Creek Salmon & Steelhead Restoration Project Funded by Bureau of Reclamation (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Klamath River: Pacificorp Agreement in Principle Reached for Dams Removal (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Open Rivers Initiative: National Funding Opportunity (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Instream Water Right Transfer - Dam Removal & Power Right (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Interim Flows - Friant Dam Releases (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Klamath Dam Removal: Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement Announced (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Charting a New Direction by Glen Spain (TWR #70: Dec. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II by Glen Spain (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Dam Removal: San Clemente Dam Agreement in California (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Klamath Settlement: Formal Agreements Signed (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Tribal Instream Rights: Important Settlement Reached on Klamath Basin Challenges by Douglas MacDougal (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

Bureau of Reclamation Update: Interview with Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor by David Moon (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Stream Flow and the Impact of Dams: USGS Study on Dam Operations & Fish Habitat (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Multi-Sector Water Sharing (Agricultural-Urban-Environmental): Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin & the West by Smith (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Klamath Dam Removal: Removal Studies Released by Department of Interior (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Klamath Dams Removal Reports Issued by Interior (includes Economics and Tribal Summary Technical Report) (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Dam Removal Impacts Study on Elwha River Sediment Release (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Dam & Obstructions Removal - USFWS Fish Passage Report (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Klamath Restoration Agreement - Settlement Extended (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Klamath Dam Removal Overview Report (Interior): An Assessment of Science and Technical Information Released (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Interior Released FEIS on Klamath River Dam Removal & New Management Plan Dispute (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Small Dam Removal in Idaho: Programmatic Consultation Review by NOAA Fisheries (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Dam Pollution Settlement: Oil Leakage at Columbia & Snake River Dams and the Clean Water Act (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

High Flow Release: Glen Canyon Dam Innovative Protocol to Mimic Flood Conditions (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Dam Removal Study: Science Announces "1000 Dams Down and Counting" by USGS Authors (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Klamath Dams Removal: New Agreement Announced to Move Forward With Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Dam Removal: New Klamath River Agreements Signed (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Columbia Basin Salmon BiOp Rejected by Federal Court: Fed Plan Invalidated for Fifth Time - ESA & NEPA Violated (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Hydropower Decision in Washington: Aesthetic Flows & Public Interest Impact (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

New Water Supply Projects: Ecology's Office of Columbia River Criticized in Economic Evaluation (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

DAM REMOVAL ENTITY:

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Klamath Dams Removal: New Agreement Announced to Move Forward With Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

DAM SITES:

New Water Supply Projects: Ecology's Office of Columbia River Criticized in Economic Evaluation (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DATA ACCESS:

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

DATABASE / DATA COLLECTION:

State Water Planning & Sustainability: Audit of Oregon Water Resources Department by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DATA MINING:

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

DATA SET RANGE:

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

 

DATA TECHNOLOGY:

“Quantified Conservation” - Measurement & Tracking of Environmental Outcomes & Impact by The Freshwater Trust (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

DATA TOOLS:

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

“Quantified Conservation” - Measurement & Tracking of Environmental Outcomes & Impact by The Freshwater Trust (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS): Mapping Tool Released by EPA (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

 

DEAD ZONES:

Dead Zones in Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay: NOAA Predictions for 2014 (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Nutrient Reduction Strategies Devised by Hypoxia Task Force-Gulf States (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Nutrient Pollution Call to Action Memo by EPA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

 

DEAL IS A DEAL:

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

DEBT PROVISIONS:

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

DECENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT:

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

DECLARATORY RELIEF:

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

“DECLARED” BASIN:

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

DECREED RIGHTS:

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

DEEP INFILTRATION:

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DEEP RECHARGE:

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DEEP PERCOLOATION (Return Flow):

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

DEEP-RIPPING:

Wetlands Settlement in California: CWA Violations/Penalties (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

 

DE FACTO REUSE:

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DEFERRED UPGRADES:

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

DEFERRENCE:

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

DEFICIT IRRIGATION:

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

 

DE-ICING:

Stormwater Permit: Industrial Permit Updated in Washington State (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

 

DELIVERY CALL (see also “CALLS”):

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Klamath Adjudication - The Judicial Phase Begins: New Era in Oregon's Contentious Water History by MacDougal, Orford & Timmons (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

 

DELIVERY INFRASTRUCTURE:

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Water Rights Settlement in Oklahoma: Tribes, City and State (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Draft EIS Released by Reclamation for Regional Water Supply Project in New Mexico (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

DELIVERY OBLIGATION:

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact: Special Master Report Issued in Texas v. New Mexico (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DELIVERY POINT:

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact: Special Master Report Issued in Texas v. New Mexico (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DEMAND and "DEMAND TRIGGERS":

Municipal Water Resources & Regional Planning: The Prairie Waters Project - Aurora, Colorado by Lisa Darling (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Speculation - ALJ Ruling in Oregon Overturns Agency Decision (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Water Policy & Science: Nebraska's River Basin Evaluation Tools by James Gilbert (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study Released by Reclamation (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Colorado River Moving Forward Phase 1 Report Released by Reclamation & Stakeholders (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Santa Fe Basin in New Mexico: Reclamation Study Projects Water Shortfall (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Setting Measurable Objectives to Achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management in California (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

WRF Published Water Efficiency Study: Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2 (2016) (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

DEMAND PROJECTIONS:

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

DEMAND REDUCTIONS:

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

DE MINIMUS TEST or DE MINIMUS IMPAIRMENT:

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Fishing Rights Lead to Coal Terminal Rejection by the Corps of Engineers (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Interview with Director John E. Tubbs: DNRC Director on the Exempt Wells Decision by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DE MINIMUS INJURY STANDARD:

Instream Flows & the Public Interest: Washington State Permit with Mitigation Conditions Overturned by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Tribal Fishing Rights Lead to Coal Terminal Rejection by the Corps of Engineers (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DENVER BASIN:

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR:

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Land & Water Conservation Fund: $95 Million to be Distributed - Short of Fully Authorized Level (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Interior Tribal Order: Land & Water Cooperation Framework Issued (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

DEPLETION:

The Pope Talks On Water: Pope Francis’ Encyclical on “The Issue of Water” (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

 

DESALINIZATION / DESALINATION:

Desalinization Workshops (California) TWR #6, Water Briefs

Texas Promotes Desalinization (TWR #7, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2004)

Lower Rio Grande Regional Water Plan (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

Water Resource Management in El Paso: Conservation, Reclaimed Water and Desalinization by Archuleta & Parker (TWR #15: May 15, 2005)

Desalinization Program Recommendations from California DWR (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

Desalinization and Water Purification Roadmap: Sandia National Laboratories (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

Desalination Pilot Run: Yuma Desalting Plant (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Municipal Water Desalination - Alamogordo: New Mexico's First Large-Scale Municipal Desalination Project by James C. Brockmann (TWR #75: May 15, 2010)

Yuma Desalting Plant Pilot Program Started/ DROP 2 Storage Reservoir Celebration (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Bureau of Reclamation Update: Interview with Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor by David Moon (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Yuma Desalting Plant: Reclamation Completes Pilot Run (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Desalination Plant - Proposed Purchase Agreement Signed (San Diego County Water Authority & Poseidon Resources (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Desalination and Membrane Technologies: Federal Research and Adoption Issues by Nicole Carter (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Rio Grande Water: Upper & Lower Basin Studies Released by Reclamation (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Regional Water Management Cooperation: Study Compares Four Cases in the West by Nathaniel Delano and Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Desalination and Water Purification Research Program - Funding from Reclamation Announced (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary by Jungreis and Van Ligten (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Report on Water Available for Replenishment of Groundwater in California: Interim White Paper (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Infrastructure Loans: $1 Billion in New EPA Program Under the Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

USGS Brackish Groundwater Inventory Released (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

DESERT LAND ACT of 1877:

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

USFS Groundwater Directive: Western Governors' Ass'n Submits Commits Regarding Implications (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims by Greer & Johnson (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

DESIGN:

Green Infrastructure Guidance Announced by WRF: Capital Improvement Project Delivery Methods & Incentives (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

DESIGNATED GROUNDWATER AREAS:

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

DESIGNATED USE RESTRICTIONS:

Water for Instream Flows: What Factors Influence the Expansion of Environmental Water Markets? by Bennett, Burns, Leon, Merz, Song & Libecap (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

DESIGNATED USES:

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

 

"DESIRED FUTURE CONDITIONS":

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

 

DETECTION ANALYSIS:

PCB Measurement & Removal - The Next Frontier in Microconstituent Regulation: A Case Study of PCBs in Municipal Wastewater Treatment by Stephens, Milne, Klein, Fuchs, Lindsay & Rodenburg (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

DEVELOPMENT / DEVELOPMENT PERMITS OR PLANS:

EPA Guidance: Compliance for Development (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

"Post-Appropriation" Water Management: Colorado's Water for the 21st Century Act by George Sibley (Gunnison, CO)(TWR #42, August 15, 2007)

Municipal Water Law: Washington's Landmark Law Faces Challenges by Jeff B. Kray (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

New Western Water Agenda: Opportunities for Action in an Era of Growth and Climate Change by MacDonnell & Fort (TWR #48: Feb. 15, 2008)

EPA Clean Water Act Regs: 9th Circuit Affirms Mandate that EPA Issue Construction Industry Guidelines/Standards by Iani & Kennedy (TWR #57: Nov. 15, 2008)

Municipal Stormwater in Washington: Low Impact Development Permit Requirements (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Arizona Water Management Issues: Maintaining Sustainable Water Management by Steve Olson (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Exempt Wells in the West: Complications & Compromises by Nathan Bracken (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Sustainable Water Use: Invisioning a Sustainable Water Future for the American West by Barton "Buzz" Thompson (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study by Carly Jerla, Terry Fulp, and Pam Adams (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Speculative Use or Regional Provider: Company Applies for Massive Water Right in Oregon by David Moon (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Low Impact Stormwater Retrofit: Port Converts Standard Bioswale to Bioretention to Meet Water Quality Goals by Kim Slack (TWR #96: Feb. 15, 2012)

Western States' Water Planning: The Best Laid Plans - Water Planning in Uncertain Times by Janet Neuman (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

Local Land Use Decisions & Water Supply Considerations: New Rules from the Washington Supreme Court by Dave Monthie (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

New Mexico's Exempt Wells Decision & Protection for Senior Water Users by David Moon (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Water Right Price Index Released by WestWater Research (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Watershed Modeling - Climate Change & Urban Development Study Released by EPA (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Endangered Species Act Litigation: Critical Habitat Expansion for Santa Ana Sucker Appealed & Other ESA Litigation by Kira Johnson (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Water & Land Use Assessment Tool: California's Locally Adaptable Tool (Water & Stormwater Impacts) by Patterson, Hinds & Lassiter (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

New Groundwater Use: Kittitas County Settlement Agreement Signed by Ecology (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Arizona Groundwater Use Decision: Groundwater Plan for Development Project Rejected by David Moon (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress-Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims by Greer & Johnson (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Northwest Indians Fishery Commission: “The State of Our Watersheds Report” - Salmon Recovery (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Interview with Director John E. Tubbs: DNRC Director on the Exempt Wells Decision by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

“Estimating Monetized Benefits of Groundwater Recharge from Stormwater Retention Practices” - EPA Study (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Moving Forward Following the Hirst Decision: Interview with Dave Christensen, Washington Department of Ecology by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DEVELOPED WATER:

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

 

DIESEL (see also FRACKING):

Fracking Guidance Released by EPA: Underground Injection Control & Diesel Fuels (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

 

DIFFERENTIAL SETTLEMENT:

Municipal Landfill Redevelopment: From Legacy Landfill to Watershed-Protective Sports Stadium in Astoria, Oregon by Stacy J. Frost and Neil R. Alongi (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

 

DILIGENCE (see also REASONABLE DIIGENCE):

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

"DILIGENT PROSECUTION”:

Citizen Suits Under Clean Water Act - "Diligent Prosecution" Bars Clarified by 9th Circuit (Knee Deep Cited)(TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

 

DILUTION of WASTEWATER:

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137 July 15, 2015)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

 

DIMINISHED USE:

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

DIRECT CONTACT:

Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups by Jeff Gaarder (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

DIRECT COSTS:

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

DIRECT FEDERAL SPENDING:

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

DIRECTION OF FLOW:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

DIRECT POTABLE REUSE (DPR):

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

 

“DIRECT RECHARGE”:

Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” - Gila River Water Storage LLC and Christa McJunkin (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

 

“DIRECT SPREADING”:

Report on Water Available for Replenishment of Groundwater in California: Interim White Paper (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

DISAGGREGATED ANALYSIS:

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Authors' Responses: Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

 

DISEASES (WATER):

The Pope Talks On Water: Pope Francis’ Encyclical on “The Issue of Water” (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

 

DISCHARGE MONITORING REPORTS (see also NPDES):

Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool: EPA Online Tool (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

 

DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS / WASTEWATER (see also NPDES Permits):

Waterway-To-Waterway Transference: NPDES Permit Requirements and the Miccosukee Case by Rick Glick (TWR #2: April 15, 2004)

NPDES Permits & Water Transfers: Post-Miccosukee Court in Florida Finds NPDES Permit Necessary by Richard M. Glick (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

Water Transfers and the Clean Water Act by Rick Glick (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Supreme Court Stormwater Ruling: Los Angeles Flood Control District v. NRDC - A Strange and Meandering Case by Christopher Rich (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet by Richard M. Glick and Diego Atencio (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Mining Wastewater: Clean Water Act Settlement - Management & Monitoring to Prevent Contaminated Discharges (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Fish Hatchery Clean Water Act Ruling: Federal Discharges Ruled Unlawful by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

DISCHARGES (3rd Party):

Reclamation Developing Directive & Standard for Non-Agricultural Discharges Into Facilities (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

DISCLOSURE LAWS or RULES:

Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts: EPA Study Released - Public Meetings (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing: The Road to EPA's New "Fracking" Study by Adam Orford (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Fracking - Diesel: EPA Regulations - Stakeholder Input Sought (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Hydraulic Fracturing & Water: Considering the Water Resources Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing by Adam Orford (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Fracking Disclosure: Trade Secrets Protected in Wyoming (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Fracking Rule for Public & Indian Lands Proposed by Interior (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Interior's Rule Released for Public & American Indian Lands (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

 

DISCLOSURE OF CHEMICALS:

Hydraulic Fracturing: Interior's Rule Released for Public & American Indian Lands (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

New Report: "The Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Data from the FracFocus Chemical Registry 1.0" (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

 

DISCONTINUITY IN AQUIFER:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

DISCRETION OR DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY:

Basin of Origin Claims of Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Rejected by 9th Circuit - Reclamation Cutbacks Upheld (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Ninth Circuit: Reclamation Renewal of Water Supply Contracts from Bay-Delta Ecosystem Violated ESA (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

Reclamation Authority Holding: Storage Releases for Fishery Upheld (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

DISGORGEMENT:

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DISPERSION:

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

"DISPLACEMENT" THEORY OF EXEMPTION:

Endangered Species Act Litigation: Critical Habitat Expansion for Santa Ana Sucker Appealed & Other ESA Litigation by Kira Johnson (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

 

DISPOSAL WELLS:

Earthquake Shutdown in Oklahoma: Oil and Gas Disposal Wells Shut Down (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON:

Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon by Dishman & Heimbucher (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

DISSOLVED SOLIDS:

USGS Brackish Groundwater Inventory Released (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

DISTINCT GROUNDWATER SOURCES:

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

"DISTINCT POPULATION SEGMENT”:

ESA Decision on "Distinct Population Segment" in the Rockies (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

 

DISTINCT SOURCES OF WATER:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

“DISTRIBUTED SOLUTIONS”:

Infrastructure: Innovative & Multipurpose Financing Frameworks Developed by Stanford's Water in the West (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

 

DISTRICTS (Water Districts):

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

 

DITCHES or DITCH EASEMENTS:

Waters of the U.S. Rule: EPA Clarification, Webinar & Extended Comment Period (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal: City of Boise Project by Erika Malmen (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Small Scale Hydropower & Ditch Easements: Colorado Decision Applies “No Injury Rule” and Maximum Use by David Moon (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

DIVERSIONARY WATER RIGHT:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DIVERSION CAPACITY:

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DIVERSION OF FLOODWATER:

Aquifer Recharge & Flood Mitigation Collaboration in Nebraska (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

 

DIVERSION POINT:

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Watershed Planning Implementation and Flow Achievement: Washington Grant Cycle (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Corps & Reclamation Sign ROD: Bypass Channel Alternative - Lower Yellowstone Fish Passage Project in Montana (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

DIVERSION REQUIREMENT and CHANGES (DIVERSIONS):

Colorado Whitewater Courses and Water Rights by Kenneth W. Knox (TWR #30: August 15, 2006)

Water Delivery - Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon & Washington by Filippi, O'Connell & Beaton (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Instream Flow Restoration: Cooperative, Free-Market Solutions in Oregon by Fritz Paulus (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Texas Water Law: An Update on Recent Legislation and Case Law by Deborah Clarke Trejo and Tina Alvarado Arnold (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Water Quality Thermal Credit Trading: Methods for Quantifying Thermal Credits by Dupuis, Smesrud, Wirz & Primozich (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Stream Access Decision: When Is a Stream a Stream, Water Natural, and Property Private? by Jack R. Tuholske (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Ground Water Availability & The No Injury Rule: Domestic Well Owners Protected in Colorado by David Moon (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Adverse Possession, Abandonment & Beneficial Use: Colorado Supreme Court Decision (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

The Colorado Water Trust: Western Water Trusts & the Colorado Experience by Amy W. Beatie (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Major Legislation & Remaining Issues by Alf Brandt (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Paiute Tribe Prevails: Illegal Diversions of Water to be "Recouped" by David Moon (TWR #75: May 15, 2010)

Conjunctive Use Decisions: Applying the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Groundwater Use by David Moon (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

Multi-Sector Water Sharing (Agricultural-Urban-Environmental): Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin & the West by Smith (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Ag to Urban Transfer: No Injury Rule & Historical Use (Colorado Decision) (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Construing Speculative Use: TCEQ Remands Million Acre-Foot Water Application for Brazos River Basin by David Moon, Editor (TWR #96: Feb. 15, 2012)

Irrigation Diversions & ESA Impacts on Federal Lands (BiOp Finds Jeopardy & Requires Minimum Flows) (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Endangered Fish Reintroduction: Collaboration Trumps Conflict at Whychus Creek by Pamela Thalacker (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

State Control of Water: U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Oklahoma - Interstate Compact & Commerce Clause Issues by David Moon (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Nondiversion Agreement - Aspen Instream Flow Agreement with Colorado Water Trust (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Interstate Water Compacts: The US Supreme Court's Tarrant Decision and the Risk of Silence by Steven Richardson (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

City Instream Flow: Non-Diversion Agreement in Colorado (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Public Trust Doctrine Decision in California: Groundwater Regulation to Protect Rivers (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Watershed Planning Implementation and Flow Achievement: Washington Grant Cycle (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Flow Restoration During Severe Drought: Washington Enters Uncharted Territory by Amanda E. Cronin (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Corps & Reclamation Sign ROD: Bypass Channel Alternative - Lower Yellowstone Fish Passage Project in Montana (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DIVERSITY OF SUPPLY:

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE:

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

 

DOMESTIC USE (see also Municipal Water Rights and Preferences):

Exempt Well Decision in South Dakota: Domestic v. Commercial Use (Tribal Opposition) (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

State Survey of Domestic Preference Law by Steven E. Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Illegal Use of Well: Commercial Use of Domestic Well in New Mexico (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Exempt Wells Ruling Reversed in New Mexico (Bounds Decision) (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

State Survey of Domestic Preference Law by Steven E. Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Domestic Groundwater Reserve: Development of Ecology Mitigation Program in Washington (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Local Land Use Decisions & Water Supply Considerations: New Rules from the Washington Supreme Court by Dave Monthie (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

South Dakota Shutoff: Domestic & Stockwater Preference During Drought (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Priority Regulation in Texas - Brazos River Call (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Water Rights Manual for Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Associations Announced in New Mexico (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Instream Rules in Washington: Repeal Denied for Skagit River/New Rule for Spokane River (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Preferences During Shortage Rejected in Texas - "Senior" Water Rights Protected (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Reservoir Release in Colorado - Lease Agreement for Instream Flow to Benefit Endangered Fish (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Groundwater Declines Due to Intensive Irrigation: USGS Columbia Plateau Aquifer Study (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

WRF Published Water Efficiency Study: Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2 (2016) (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Interview with Director John E. Tubbs: DNRC Director on the Exempt Wells Decision by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Moving Forward Following the Hirst Decision: Interview with Dave Christensen, Washington Department of Ecology by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Groundwater in the US: USGS Surveys Identify Aquifers and Assess Water Quality (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

DOMESTIC WELLS (see also DOMESTIC USE):

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Fracking Report Clarification (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Groundwater in the US: USGS Surveys Identify Aquifers and Assess Water Quality (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

DOMINANT ESTATE:

Small Scale Hydropower & Ditch Easements: Colorado Decision Applies “No Injury Rule” and Maximum Use by David Moon (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Accommodation Doctrine Held to Apply to Groundwater Interests in Texas (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

“DO NO HARM” (see also NO INJURY RULE):

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

DRAINAGE/DRAINAGE CANAL:

Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal: City of Boise Project by Erika Malmen (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Municipal Landfill Redevelopment: From Legacy Landfill to Watershed-Protective Sports Stadium in Astoria, Oregon by Stacy J. Frost and Neil R. Alongi (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

 

DRAINAGE DESIGN:

Municipal Landfill Redevelopment: From Legacy Landfill to Watershed-Protective Sports Stadium in Astoria, Oregon by Stacy J. Frost and Neil R. Alongi (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

 

DRAINAGE DISTRICTS:

Des Moines Water Quality Case Against Irrigators Dismissed (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

DRAWDOWN / DRAWDOWN TIMES (Groundwater):

New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? by John W. Shomaker (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DREDGE & FILL - SECTION 404 PERMIT (see also Corps of Engineers):

Mining & Fisheries: EPA Proposal for Bristol Bay, Alaska (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Wetlands Settlement in California: CWA Violations/Penalties (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Office of Inspector General's Report on EPA's Actions & Decision on Alaska’s Bristol Bay Watershed (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet by Richard M. Glick and Diego Atencio (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

DREDGING/NAVIGATION:

Columbia River Dredging Opposed (TWR #2, Water Briefs: April 15, 2004)

Dredging Lawsuit - Columbia River Deepening by Corps of Engineers  (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

Colorado Whitewater Courses and Water Rights by Kenneth W. Knox (TWR #30: August 15, 2006) 

Corps Dredging Regulation: District Court Strikes Down Tulloch II Dredging Rule by Steve Richardson and Sam Kalen (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Wood Waste & Water: Washington State's New Wood Waste Cleanup Push by Thiele, Steding & Hermann (TWR #39: May 15, 2007)

Oregon Governor Calls for Mining Withdrawal and Federal Lands Protection (Suction Dredging) (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Suction Dredge Mining Moratorium in California Extended to 2016 (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Mining Law & the Endangered Species Act Decision - Section 7 Consultation Required (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Suction Dredge Mining Halted in California - Governor Continues Moratorium (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

ESA & 1872 Mining Act Decision (Suction Dredge Impacts) - ESA Trumps (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

 

DRILLING LEASES:

Drilling Leases Purchased by Trust for Public Lands for Conservation (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

 

DRINKING WATER:

Public Drinking Water Contamination by Michael Axline and Duane Miller (TWR #5: July 15, 2004)

Perchlorate - EPA Reference Dose (TWR #13, Water Briefs: March 15, 2005)

Drinking Water Rules Update by Scott Shine (TWR #14: April 15, 2005)

Lead in Drinking Water - EPA Strengthens Protection (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Groundwater Rule: Safe Drinking Water Rule Delayed (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Wind River Settlement and Penalties (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

Safe Drinking Water: $277 Billion Investment Required (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

Interstate Water Quality Battle: Oklahoma v. Poultry (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Safe Drinking Water Act and Oil Spill Prevention Violations: Facility on the Navajo Nation (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

Drinking Water Rules: New EPA Rules Proposed for Open Reservoirs (TWR #23, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2006)

Arsenic Rule: Compliance Tools Available (TWR #23, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2006)

Small Drinking Water Systems: EPA Releases Water Tools and Variances (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Volatile Organic Compounds in Groundwater & Drinking Water Wells (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Groundwater Contamination - EPA Settlement Reached in Nebraska (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Underground Injection Control Fine Proposed (Safe Drinking Water Act Permit) (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Aquifer Protection Permit: ADEQ & Phelps Dodge Consent Order (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

Lead in Drinking Water: EPA Lead and Copper Rule Proposal (TWR #30, Water Briefs: August 15, 2006)

California Drinking Water Standard: Perchlorate (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Yakima USGS Groundwater Study (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Drinking Water Underground Source Risks: EPA Rule Issued (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Perchlorate Legislation Introduced (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Drinking Water: Unregulated Contaminants Monitored for Study (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Water Contaminants: Safe Drinking Water List - EPA's Preliminary Determinations (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Safe Drinking Water Violations: $1 Million Penalty for Refinery (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Municipal Water Law: Washington's Landmark Law Faces Challenges by Jeff B. Kray (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

Water Resources Supply: Groundwater Decision Support System Development by David Jordan, Cynthia Ardito and Van Kelley (TWR #48: February 15, 2008)

Drinking Water Cleanup (Sulfate): Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

ADEQ Drinking Water Fine for TCE Contamination and Water Quality Violations (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Small Water Systems: EPA Management Tool (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

TCE Settlement with $500,000 Penalty: Drinking Water in Arizona (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Pharmaceuticals & Water Quality: EPA Information Collection Request (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Stormwater Consent Decree: $1 Million Civil Fine for Landfill Violations (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Leaded Wheel Weights Phase-Out: Lawsuit Settlement Under Safe Drinking Water Act (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Perchlorate Regulations: New Mexico's Head of Environment Dept. Urges EPA to Provide Drinking Water Protection (TWR #59, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2009)

NPDES Ruling: US Supreme Court Denies Appeal in Friends of Pinto Creek v. EPA (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Carbon Sequestration Injection Project in Arizona: West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Water Treatment Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Reports (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Aquifer Storage Recovery & EPA's Underground Injection Control Program-EPA's "ASR Experts" Report by Shrier (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Navajo Nation Lauded: Environmental Protection and Leadership (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

High Plains Aquifer (Ogallala) - USGS Water Quality Study (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Geologic Sequestration: Carbon Dioxide Injection - EPA Seeking Comments (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

SUPERFUND Settlement: $21 Million Contaminated Groundwater Cleanup System (EPA & Northrop Grumman) (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Utilities Receive EPA Awards in South Dakota: Nonpoint Source Program & Safe Drinking Water (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Priority Contaminants: EPA Drinking Water List (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Safe Drinking Water: Summary of EPA Actions in Montana (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery; New Federal Initiatives - EPA to Develop Guidance by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Supply: EPA Announces Stricter Regulations (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Safe Drinking Water Act Guidance: Public Notification Rule (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Perchlorate Standard: EPA Office of Inspector General's Scientific Analysis (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Climate Change Impacts: Water Climate Forum Brings Int'l Insights to US Adaptation Strategies by Erica Brown (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Groundwater Study Released: USGS Contamination Study of Source Water (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts: EPA Study Released - Public Meetings (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Rules: Total Coliform - EPA Update (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Safe Drinking Water Enforcement in Alaska: Chlorine Disinfection Byproducts (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Water Supply Protection: EPA/DOE "Canary" Software (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Total Coliform Rule: EPA Comment Period Extended (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program: EPA Drinking Water Program (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Wyoming Approves Regulations Governing Disclosure of Chemicals (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing: The Road to EPA's New "Fracking" Study by Adam Orford (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Regional Water Supply: Washington's Dept. of Ecology Approves Water Rights (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

EPA issues Clean Water & Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy Released by EPA (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Endocrine Disruptors: EPA to Expand Testing (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Contamination From Fracking in Texas: EPA Order (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Groundwater Order in Montana: EPA Enforcement on Oil Production Contaminants (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Large Wastewater Fine for Municipality in Oregon: Penalty for Chlorine Discharges (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Fluoride Assessments: Drinking Water Standards Proposals (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Toxics & Drinking Water: Perchlorate Regulation Announced by EPA (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

EPA Complaint Filed: Emergency Order Enforcement in Texas (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Hydraulic Fracturing & Drinking Water: EPA's Plan to Study Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing - Debate Intensifies by Orford (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

Water Contaminants Information Tool Available from EPA (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Aquifer Cleanup in New Mexico: County & City System Required (PCE Contamination) (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Contaminant Monitoring for Drinking Water: EPA Proposal for Unregulated Contaminants (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Endangered Rivers List: Natural Gas Drilling in Wyoming (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Fracking - Diesel: EPA Regulations - Stakeholder Input Sought (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Water & Wastewater Training: EPA Tribal Workshops (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Hydraulic Fracturing Debate: The Long and Winding Road Towards Regulation by Bruce Baizel (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Reclaimed Wastewater: Hopi Tribe in Arizona Sues Flagstaff Over Snowmaking Proposal (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water: General Accountability Office Report Released (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Trichloroethylene (TCE) Health Assessment Released - Integrated Risk Information System Database (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Waste Disposal Wells in Alaska: Motor Vehicle Fluids Threaten Groundwater - Army Base Fined (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

EPA Effluent Guidelines: Proposed Regulation of Shale Gas & Coalbed Methane Effluent by Campbell & Howe (TWR #96: Feb. 15, 2012)

Planning for Sustainability: EPA Handbook for Water and Wastewater Utilities (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

America's Drinking Water Infrastructure Challenge: AWWA Study (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Adaptation Strategies Guide for Water Utilities Released by EPA (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Drinking Water Contaminants List: EPA Working With Water Systems to Monitor Unregulated Contaminants (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Pesticides & Water: EPA Human Health Benchmarks Table Update (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Emerging Contaminants Advisory Panel Forming in Arizona (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Groundwater Cleanup at Superfund Site in Los Angeles: $6 Million Settlement (Drinking Water Protection) (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Inland Empire Groundwater: USGS Groundwater Quality Study - Nitrates & Perchlorates (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

US-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program’s Annual Report for 2011 Issued by EPA (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Upcoming EPA Drinking Water Proposals by J. Alan Roberson, P.E. (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

Ben Grumbles & The U.S. Alliance: Interview by Tom Lindley (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Crow Tribe Settlement Implementation - Reclamation Contracts on Irrigation and Municipal, Industrial & Rural System (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Desalination Plant - Proposed Purchase Agreement Signed (San Diego County Water Authority & Poseidon Resources (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Clean Water Act and Pollutant Total Maximum Daily Loads - Congressional Research Service Report to Congress (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Disposal of Large Amounts of Contaminated Water: A Support Guide for Water Utilities Released by EPA (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Protecting Drinking Water Sources through Agricultural Conservation Practices: USDA Toolkit Released (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

EPA Fracking Study Update Released: Review & Comment (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Pathogens Rule Update by EPA: Limit for E. Coli (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Failure to Act: The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future - ASCE Report (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Groundwater Contaminated Sources for Drinking Water Supply - California Report (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Uranium Decontamination Cleanup: EPA Five-Year Plan Report on Progress (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Tribal Claims to the Colorado River by Ryan Smith (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Desalination and Membrane Technologies: Federal Research and Adoption Issues by Nicole Carter (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Total Coliform Rule - EPA Revisions (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

Hydraulic Fracturing & Water: Considering the Water Resources Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing by Adam Orford (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

US-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program 2012 Annual Report - Released by EPA (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Cleanup Settlement at Goodrich Superfund Site in California (EPA): TCA & Perchlorate (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Utah DWQ Issues Notice of Violation & Compliance Order Requesting Chevron Report on Diesel Spill (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Fracking Comments Period Extended by EPA for Potential Fracking Impacts on Drinking Water Resources (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

EPA’s Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment - $384 Billion Infrastructure Needs (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Endocrine Disruptors: EPA Public Review of Information Collection Request (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Water Pricing: Water Rates & the "New Normal" by Kristina Donnelly and Juliet Christian-Smith (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Safe Drinking Water Act Fine - Injection Well Violations in Colorado (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

EPA Funding for Small Water & Wastewater Systems: Training & Technical Assistance Grants (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Arkansas Valley Conduit in Colorado: Regional Water Pipeline Project - Condensed/Edited from US Bureau of Reclamation Documents (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Public Supply Wells: Factors that Affect Vulnerability to Contamination - USGS Circular (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Safe Drinking Water Enforcement by EPA on Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado: Underground Injection Control (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Drinking Water Supply in Arizona: BIA Violations & Settlement with EPA (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

UIC Violations in Utah: Safe Drinking Water Penalty of $600,000 (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Drought Management in California - Emphasis on Water Transfers (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released for Public Review - California & Federal Partners (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Albuquerque’s Water Resources Management: Integrated Strategy Meets Area Challenges by John M. Stomp III, P.E.  (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

EPA Released Enhanced Version of “How’s My Waterway” App & Website (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Resolution to Over 50 years of Water Dispute by Votteler and Gulley (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

GAO Oil & Gas Report: Underground Injection Control Recommendations for EPA's Oversight (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Drinking Water: EPA Funds Two Innovation Centers (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Tribal Settlement Concerning Drinking & Wastewater Systems Entered by The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Drinking Water & Watershed Goals: CWA Toolkit for Water Managers Available (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Recycled Water: Beer Brewing Proposal in Oregon (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Huge Instream Donation: Water Supply/Trust Program in Washington (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Water Financing: New EPA Build America Investment Initiative (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for Edwards Aquifer in Texas - Review Released (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Safe Drinking Water Act Dashboard - Website Compliance Tracking System Announced by EPA (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Algal Toxins: EPA Issues Health Advisory Values (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

The Pope Talks On Water: Pope Francis’ Encyclical on “The Issue of Water” (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

EPA Fracking Study "Draft Assessment" Released (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Steam Electric Plants Toxic Pollutants Discharges: Rule Finalized by EPA (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery Workshop Report (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Harmful Algal Blooms: EPA Releases Strategic Plan of Drinking Water (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Reclaimed Water Enhanced Water Supply - Brightwater Recycled Water: New water, New Solutions for the Sammamish River by Jacque Klug (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS): Mapping Tool Released by EPA (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Fracking & Drinking Water Sources: Stanford Researchers Show Fracking’s Impact to Drinking Water Sources by Rob Jordan (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Fracking Report Clarification (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Green Infrastructure Guidance Announced by WRF: Capital Improvement Project Delivery Methods & Incentives (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

USGS Study & Mapping Tool: Decadal Change in Groundwater Quality: Comparing 1988-2001 to 2002-2012 (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

“Human-Induced Earthquakes from Deep-Well Injection: A Brief Overview” Report by Congressional Research Service (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Flow Requirements for Salinity & Instream Flows for the San Joaquin - Draft Proposal in California (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Chromium 6 Pollution & Drinking Water Concerns in US: Analysis Released by the Environmental Working Group (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Updated Climate Change Risk Assessment Tool for Water Utilities by EPA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Nutrient Pollution Call to Action Memo by EPA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Lead and Copper Exposure: EPA Releases Revisions White Paper (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Water Reuse Plan: Advanced Treatment & Potable Water Reuse in San Diego (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Dakota Access Pipeline: Army Denies Easement to Cross Under Lake Oahe in North Dakota (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Drinking Water Plan - Call to Action by EPA for Safety and Reliability (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Drinking Water Impacts - EPA's Final Report Released (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Infrastructure Loans: $1 Billion in New EPA Program Under the Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Draft EIS Released by Reclamation for Regional Water Supply Project in New Mexico (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Stormwater: 2017 Construction General Permit Regulations issued by EPA (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DRIP IRRIGATION:

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

DROUGHT or DROUGHT "HARDENING":

Washington Drought Emergency Declared (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Leasing Water - Yakima Basin Drought Response (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

The Colorado River - Has It Run Out of Water? by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Drought Relief: Reservoir Storage in New Mexico (TWR #16, Water Briefs: June 15, 2005)

Water Shortage: Lake Powell and Lake Mead Management (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

US Water Monitor Website (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

The Colorado River: New Operational Guidelines for Lake Powell and Lake Mead by Fulp, Yoder & Blatchford (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

Climate & Water Pricing: Climate Effects on Water Transaction Prices by B. G. Colby, J. Pullen, K. Pittenger, and L. Jones (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

Instream Flow Reduction Approved for Drought Response (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List Comments Sought (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

Drought Actions in California: Water Transfers and Exchanges (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Climate Change and Water: IPCC Technical Paper VI by David Moon (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Truckee River Operating Agreement Signed: Nevada & California Impacts (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

2009 Drought Water Bank in California: CDWR Facilitates Exchanges (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Regional U.S. Impacts of Global Climate Change: Federal Report Provides Assessment of National & Regional Impacts (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

California Drought Contingency Plan (Draft) - Climate Change Impacts (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Drought Planning Report Released by Western Governors' Association & Western States Water Council (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Water Use Curtailment in Texas: TCEQ Considers Drought Response (Priority, Riparian Rights & Contingency Plans) (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Multi-Sector Water Sharing (Agricultural-Urban-Environmental): Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin & the West by Smith (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study by Carly Jerla, Terry Fulp, and Pam Adams (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Municipal Water Resources & Regional Planning: The Prairie Waters Project - Aurora, Colorado by Lisa Darling (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Groundwater Reserves Proposal: Study Released on Water Supply & Climate Change for California (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Interview of Scott A. Verhines, New Mexico State Engineer - Interviewed by Michelle Henrie (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

New Mexico Priority Administration: New Mexico Supreme Court Decision on State Engineer's Authority by David Moon (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

National Climate Assessment Draft Released by Federal Advisory Committee: "Firmly in the Present" (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? by Melinda E. Taylor (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Conjunctive Use in California's Central Valley: Mixed Results After Decades of Groundwater Banking by Jennifer Spaletta (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

Water "Call" Agreement in Colorado - Senior Rights "Relaxed" to Allow Storage (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Colorado River Management & Drought: Lake Powell Releases to be Lowered Significantly by David Moon, Editor (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery for Groundwater Supply - Award Announced for City of Phoenix Project (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

U.S. & Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments - Edited/Condensed from Congressional Research Service (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Drought Management in California - Emphasis on Water Transfers (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Albuquerque’s Water Resources Management: Integrated Strategy Meets Area Challenges by John M. Stomp III, P.E.  (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Instream Flow Leasing in Colorado by Zach Smith and Edalin Koziol (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

"Assessment of Groundwater Level Trends across the United States" Published by Columbia Water Center (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Colorado's Water Plan by Jayla Ryan Poppleton (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Resolution to Over 50 years of Water Dispute by Votteler and Gulley (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Sustainable Groundwater Management Report Released by California Water Foundation (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Freshwater Supply Report Released by GAO (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Groundwater Threat: Colorado River Basin Groundwater Use Report by NASA and UC Irvine (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Conservation Plan: Colorado River System Conservation Program Agreement (Reclamation & Municipal Water)(TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

California Groundwater Management Reform: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Signed by David Moon (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

California Groundwater Management Reform: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Signed by David Moon (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Drought Curtailments in California: Temporary Curtailment Liftings Possible (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Water Conservation in California: Urban Water Use During Drought (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Rainwater Harvest in Texas: How-To Video & Manual Available (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

California Drought: Use/Conservation Figures Released by State Water Resources Control Board (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Curtailments Lawsuit: Drought Emergency Decisions Contested in California by Water Users (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Synthesis Report (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Utilities Training & Technical Assistance From EPA - Climate Change Resilience & Readiness (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Integrating Storage in California's Changing Water System: Storage and Water Management Report (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

The Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on Electricity Generation and Water Use in Texas (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Dry Year Program Report & Recommendations for California’s Water Rights Priority System (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Water Conservation in Drought: Steep Decline in Conservation in California (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Ongoing Drought in the Southwest and Central Plains: Climate Change Megadrought Predicted (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress-Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Water Conservation in California: State Water Board Issues Expanded Emergency Regulation (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Water Purchases: Metropolitan Water District’s Board Authorizes $71 Million for Ag Water Transfers & Promotes Conservation (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Preferences During Shortage Rejected in Texas - "Senior" Water Rights Protected (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Reverse Auction for Leasing Instream Flow in Washington (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Agriculture Conservation: USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Announced (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Urban Water Conservation in Southern California: Encouraging Conservation Through Tradeable Allocations & Market Mechanisms by Bond, Motlow, Steely, Wang & Libecap (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Curtailment Support in California - Court Ruling in State’s Favor on Enforcement (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Civil Penalty for Unauthorized Diversion/Use in California: $1.5 million Fine Issued for Water District (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Drought Compliance in California: Urban Use Reduced By 27% (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Flow Restoration During Severe Drought: Washington Enters Uncharted Territory by Amanda E. Cronin (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

San Joaquin Sinking: NASA Subsidence Study (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Drought Resiliency - Projects Selected by Reclamation (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Turf & Toilets Rebate Programs in California (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

EPA & Water Sector Innovations: Interview with Jeffrey Lape, Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Science & Technology - Conducted by Jakob Wiley (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Muni-to-Farm Water in California: North Valley Recycled Water Program (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Water Banking & Storage Agreement Between SNWA and MWD Supplements California Supplies During Drought (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Setting Measurable Objectives to Achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management in California (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Agency Enforcement - Drought Measures in California (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

The Argument for the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Allocate Water in the Western U.S. (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Water Enforcement in California: Conservation & Regulation (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Nevada Drought Forum Recommendations Report Released (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary by Jungreis and Van Ligten (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Improving the Federal Response to Drought: Five Areas for Reform - PPIC Water Policy Center Report (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

USFS Releases Effects of Drought on Forest and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Conservation in the Mountain West Survey Announced by Colorado College: Key Public Lands Issues (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Texas Water Plan/Management Strategies: 2017 Plan Released (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

USGS Report on the Colorado River's Source: Importance of Groundwater As Base Flow (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the ADWR Doug Dunham (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Drought Enforcement in California: Water Resources Control Board Dismisses Actions Against Irrigation Districts (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Supply "Stress Tests" by Water Suppliers: California SWRCB Reviews (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Infrastructure Loans: $1 Billion in New EPA Program Under the Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Colorado River Futures Project: Policy Recommendations on Colorado River Management for New Administration (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

“The 21st Century Colorado River Hot Drought and Implications for the Future” (Report) by Udall & Overpeck (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

Drought Impact Study in Washington & Independent Evaluation: Agricultural Economics (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

DROUGHT ENFORCEMENT:

Drought Enforcement in California - Dismissals Proposed Due to Failure to Prove Water Not Available (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Drought Regulations Replaced With “Stress Test” Approach in California (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Drought Enforcement in California: Water Resources Control Board Dismisses Actions Against Irrigation Districts (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

DROUGHT FREQUENCY:

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Drought Proofing in Oklahoma: Water for 2060 (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

DROUGHT IMPACT STUDY:

Drought Impact Study in Washington & Independent Evaluation: Agricultural Economics (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

DROUGHT REGULATIONS:

Drought Regulations Replaced With “Stress Test” Approach in California (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

 

DROUGHT RESERVE:

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

DROUGHT RESILIENCY:

Drought Resiliency - Projects Selected by Reclamation (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

USFS Releases Effects of Drought on Forest and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DROUGHT RESPONSE:

Water for Instream Flows: What Factors Influence the Expansion of Environmental Water Markets? by Bennett, Burns, Leon, Merz, Song & Libecap (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Texas Water Plan/Management Strategies: 2017 Plan Released (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

 

DROUGHT RULES:

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

DROUGHT SURCHARGE:

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

DROUGHT TOOL - OKLAHOMA:

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Drought Proofing in Oklahoma: Water for 2060 (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

DRY SEASON FIRES:

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

DRY-UP of Irrigated Acres - REQUIREMENT (see also INSTREAM FLOW and “BUY & Dry”):

Instream Flow Leasing in Colorado by Zach Smith and Edalin Koziol (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Water Plan Released in Colorado: Water Supply Strategies (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

2017 Water Market Outlook and Alternative Water Transfers in Colorado Reports Released (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DRY WELL / DRY-WELLS:

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

DRY YEAR STRATEGY / OPITONS:

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Instream Flow Leasing in Colorado by Zach Smith and Edalin Koziol (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Liquid Assets: Investing for Impact in the Colorado Basin - Investment Blueprint Released (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

DUE PROCESS:

Sackett v. EPA: U.S. Supreme Court Opens Door to Pre-Enforcement Review by Richard M. Glick (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

New Mexico's Exempt Wells Decision & Protection for Senior Water Users by David Moon (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Curtailments Lawsuit: Drought Emergency Decisions Contested in California by Water Users (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Instream Flow Rights Decision in Colorado: State Agency Authority Upheld - Policy of Preserving Natural Environment (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Texas Takings Case: Procedural Rulings - Claims Dismissed (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Curtailment Support in California - Court Ruling in State’s Favor on Enforcement (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

DUNGENESS BASIN:

Flow Restoration During Severe Drought: Washington Enters Uncharted Territory by Amanda E. Cronin (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

DUST CONTROL:

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

DUTY OF CARE:

Federal Power Act Preempts Damage Claims Under State Tort Law - Fifth Circuit Ruling (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

 

DUTY of WATER - VOLUME:

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

DUTY TO AQUIRE (WATER SUPPLY):

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

“EARLY ACTIONS”:

Portland Harbor Final Cleanup Plan - Record of Decision Released (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

EARMARKS - “PORK”:

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

 

EARTHQUAKES and EARTHQUAKE ISSUES:

Wastewater Injection & Earthquakes: USGS Study (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Earthquakes Increase in Oklahoma: Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Limited (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Earthquakes Plan in Oklahoma: Oil & Gas Wastewater Disposal Wells Impacts (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Earthquake Shutdown in Oklahoma: Oil and Gas Disposal Wells Shut Down (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

“Human-Induced Earthquakes from Deep-Well Injection: A Brief Overview” Report by Congressional Research Service (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

 

EASEMENT-IN-GROSS:

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

EASEMENTS (see also CONSERVATION EASEMENTS):

Bypass Flow Upheld/Fishery (TU, et al. v. US Dept. of Agriculture, et al.) (TWR #4, Water Briefs: June 15, 2004)

Easements On and Over Federal Lands by Daniel H. Israel (TWR #8: Oct. 15, 2004)

Canal Easement - Federal Lawsuit in Oregon (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Bypass Flows - USFS Policy Change in Colorado (TWR #13, Water Briefs: March 15, 2005)

Rights-of-Way Across Federal Lands: Easement Decision by 9th Circuit by David C. Moon (TWR #30: August 15, 2006)

Water Delivery - Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon & Washington by Filippi, O'Connell & Beaton (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Seven Rivers Pipeline and Augmentation Wells in New Mexico (Pecos River Settlement) (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Stream Access Decision: When Is a Stream a Stream, Water Natural, and Property Private? by Jack R. Tuholske (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Adverse Possession, Abandonment & Beneficial Use: Colorado Supreme Court Decision (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Utah Stream Access: Recreational Use Legislation (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Tribal Water Rights: Current Issues & Relevant Background by Robert T. Anderson (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Ski Area Water Rights: U.S. Forest Service Taking? (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Adverse Possession & Beneficial Use in Colorado by David Moon, Editor (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Temporary Flooding Can Constitute a 5th Amendment Takings: U.S. Supreme Court Decision (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Speculation in Water: Application Rejected in Oregon by Water Resources Department (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Stream Access in New Mexico: Attorney General's Opinion (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Files Lawsuit Against BNSF Railway: Oil Trains & Easement Agreement (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Small Scale Hydropower & Ditch Easements: Colorado Decision Applies “No Injury Rule” and Maximum Use by David Moon (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Dakota Access Pipeline: Army Denies Easement to Cross Under Lake Oahe in North Dakota (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

EASTERN SNAKE RIVER PLAIN AQUIFER (see also IDAHO WATER LAW and WATER QUALITY):

Snake River Adjudication - Wild & Scenic Water Rights Settled (TWR #7, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2004)

Idaho Groundwater Settlement - Purchase of Surface Rights (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

Conjunctive Administration on the Eastern Snake River Plain by Phillip J. Rassier (TWR #10: Dec. 15, 2004)

Ground Water Right Transfers in the Snake River Plain, Idaho by Johnson, Harris, Contor and Cosgrove (TWR #10: Dec. 15, 2004)

Surface Water Users "Call" on Groundwater Rights in Idaho (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Idaho Conjunctive Use Order by David C. Moon (TWR #15: May 15, 2005)

Snake River Adjudication: The Nez Perce Agreement by Jerry R. Rigby (TWR #18: August 15, 2005)

Aquifer Recharge: Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer Assessments Funded (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

Idaho Conjunctive Use: Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Conjunctive Water Rights Administration Rules by Jeff Fereday (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

Groundwater Regulations: Idaho DWR Orders Curtailment (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Conjunctive Use - Idaho Decision on "Call" of Water (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Idaho Water Law: Update from Coeur d'Alene Conference by David Moon (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Groundwater Recharge Funding Approved by Idaho Water Board (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Ground Water & Surface Water Conjunctive Management - Delivery Call Litigation in Idaho: Ground Water Users' Perspective by Budge (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Conjunctive Use Decision in Idaho: Futile Calls and Seasonal Variability (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Aquifer Recharge of Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer in Idaho: Total Recharge Over 103,000 Acre-Feet (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Snake River Basin Adjudication: Lessons Learned by Eric J. Wildman (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Conjunctive Use Decisions: Applying the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Groundwater Use by David Moon (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

Pilot Program for Managed Recharge on the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer in Idaho (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water in Idaho (Public-Private Partnerships) by Tuthill, Rassier & Anderson (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

River Basin Studies Announced by Reclamation: Imbalance of Supply, Needs & Demands (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Aquifer Recovery in Idaho: Governor's Budget Provides Funding to Reverse Decline of Idaho Aquifer Levels (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Lease in Idaho: Storage Rights to Mitigate for Groundwater Use (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

ECO-LEATHER:

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

E. COLI:

Wastewater Discharge Fine in New Mexico: Proposed Penalties for CWA Violations (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

 

“ECOLOGICAL INJURY”:

Instream Flows & the Public Interest: Washington State Permit with Mitigation Conditions Overturned by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

 

ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY:

Climate Change & Public Trust Doctrine - Climate Change, Public Trust Doctrines & PPL Montana by Robin Kundis Craig (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

 

ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT:

Office of Inspector General's Report on EPA's Actions & Decision on Alaska’s Bristol Bay Watershed (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS:

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Drought Impact Study in Washington & Independent Evaluation: Agricultural Economics (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

ECONOMIC BENEFIT:

Stormwater Fine in Oregon: Economic Benefit Penalty (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

“Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative” Published by HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

“Waters of the US” Definition: Preliminary Injunction Stops Application of New EPA/Army Corps Rule by David Moon (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Conservation in the Mountain West Survey Announced by Colorado College: Key Public Lands Issues (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

ECONOMIC DAMAGES or LOSSES:

“Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action” EPA Report (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Texas Water Plan/Management Strategies: 2017 Plan Released (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Drought Impact Study in Washington & Independent Evaluation: Agricultural Economics (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY:

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

ECONOMIC HARM/IMPACTS:

“Waters of the US” Definition: Preliminary Injunction Stops Application of New EPA/Army Corps Rule by David Moon (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

American Society of Civil Engineers Publishes Infrastructure Report Card (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

ECONOMIC METHODOLOGIES:

Drought Impact Study in Washington & Independent Evaluation: Agricultural Economics (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

ECONOMICS and ECONOMIC FACTORS:

Water Reuse: Lessons From the California Perspective by Craig Lichty (TWR #4: June 15, 2004)

Ecosystem Economics by Daniel D. Heagerty and Gillian C. Ockner (TWR #5: July 15, 2004)

US Water Services Privatization: Key Issues and Experiences by Charles W. Howe and Jeffrey W. Jacobs (TWR #12: Feb. 15, 2005)

Endangered Species Act Update: Summary of the 12th Annual ESA Conference by Greg D. Corbin (TWR #12: Feb. 15, 2005)

Clean Water Decision Regarding Costs of Compliance (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Salmon Fishing Case Appealed to 9th Circuit (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Hydroelectric Relicensing Decision: Skokomish Case Limits FERC Authority by David Moon (TWR #31; September 15, 2006)

Klamath Hydroelectric Relicensing: Fish Passage and FERC (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Allocation of Water: Congressional Budget Office Report (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Klamath: The Forgotten Basin? by Glen Spain, Institute for Fisheries Resources (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

Aging Dams and Mitigation Credits: Converting Fixed Liabilities Into Liquid Assets by James G. Workman (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Water and Western Growth by Dan Tarlock and Sarah Bates Van de Wetering (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Instream Flow Restoration: Cooperative, Free-Market Solutions in Oregon by Fritz Paulus (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

New Western Water Agenda: Opportunities for Action in an Era of Growth and Climate Change by MacDonnell & Fort (TWR #48: Feb. 15, 2008)

Water Resources Supply: Groundwater Decision Support System Development by David Jordan, Cynthia Ardito and Van Kelley (TWR #48: February 15, 2008)

Urban & Rural Water Supplies: Colorado Research Pursues Win-Win Scenario by Lytle, Hansen, Jaeger & Nikkel (TWR #48: February 15, 2008)

Willamette River Basin Fish Restoration-"Stepping Stones": Supporting Prioritized Restoration and Investment in Multiple Ecosystem Services by Hulse & Gregory (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Storm Water Regulation Update: Rough Waters In California by Wendy L. Manley (TWR #55: September 15, 2008)

Portland's Stormwater Marketplace by Dan Vizzini (TWR #55: September 15, 2008)

Tribal Appeal of Snowbowl Litigation Filed in the US Supreme Court (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Pecos River Compact Compliance: New Mexico's Compliance Program Meets With Success by James C. Brockmann (TWR #61: March 15, 2009)

Groundwater Report: Down to the Last Drop  - Texas Report from the Environmental Defense Fund

Ground Water & Surface Water Conjunctive Management - Delivery Call Litigation in Idaho: Ground Water Users' Perspective by Budge (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

“Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It” - Interview with Author Robert Glennon by David Moon, Editor (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Balancing Resource Protection & Economic Development: An Early Assessment of Emerging Water Policies in the Obama Administration by Sensiba & Swenson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Bull Trout Critical Habitat Dramatically Expanded Following Revisions (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Delta Decisions: Salmon & Smelt Court Rulings in California (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Construction Stormwater Regulation: EPA Withdraws Numeric Sedimentation Limits by Tom Lindley and Jessica Hamilton (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Hydropower Potential: Bureau of Reclamation Facilities Report (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation by Clyde (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Conjunctive Use Decisions: Applying the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Groundwater Use by David Moon (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

Sustainable Water Use: Invisioning a Sustainable Water Future for the American West by Barton "Buzz" Thompson (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Porosity Storage Reservoirs: A 21st Century Solution for Water Storage by Matt Metcalf & William H. Fronczak (TWR #89: July 15, 2011)

Environmental Markets: Using Environmental Markets to Expand the Pace and Scale of Restoration by Alan Horton and Marley Gaddis (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Endangered Species Act Upheld by US Supreme Court: No Commercial Value & One-state Species Issues Rejected (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Negotiating Indian Water Rights Claims: 12th Biennial Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights by Killoren (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Colorado River Basin Irrigation: The Future of Irrigation Organizations in the Colorado River Basin by Dr. Ron Griffin and Mary Kelly (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Nuclear Power Water Right Change Applications Approved in Utah (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Secret Society - Shadow Government Alleged in California (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

Interview of Scott A. Verhines, New Mexico State Engineer - Interviewed by Michelle Henrie (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan: Strange Bedfellows Take Risks, Find Common Ground by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Water Transfers in the West by Carlee Brown (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

California’s Water Market, By the Numbers, Update 2012 (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story by Evans, Forsgaard, Maykut & Packard (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Failure to Act: The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future - ASCE Report (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Speculation Decision by Colorado Supreme Court:: "Can and Will" Requirements Clarified (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Water Pricing: Water Rates & the "New Normal" by Kristina Donnelly and Juliet Christian-Smith (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Draft Economic Report on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Instream Flows Decision in Washington: Protection from Impairment - Reserved Use Rule (Reservation) Invalid by David Moon (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Economic Benefits of Nutrient Reductions: An Analysis of Benefits to Utah Waters (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

"The Economic Impacts of Western Irrigated Agriculture" White Paper Released (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Natural Infrastructure: Investing in Forested Landscapes for Source Water Protection in the United States (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Cumulative Watershed Impacts of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Projects in Irrigation Delivery Systems: A Case Study (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Endangered Species Act Litigation: Critical Habitat Expansion for Santa Ana Sucker Appealed & Other ESA Litigation by Kira Johnson (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Utah Nuclear Plant Water Right Transfers Upheld by Court (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

"Importance of Water" Report Released by EPA (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber, (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Stormwater Fine in Oregon: Economic Benefit Penalty (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Federal ESA Decisions: Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case by Richardson, Weinberg, Wang & Fansler (TWR #126: Aug. 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

“Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative” Published by HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

“Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action” EPA Report (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

“Waters of the US” Definition: Preliminary Injunction Stops Application of New EPA/Army Corps Rule by David Moon (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Conservation in the Mountain West Survey Announced by Colorado College: Key Public Lands Issues (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Using Graywater & Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, & Benefits Published (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

ECONOMIC RESILIENCE:

“Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative” Published by HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

 

ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION:

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Columbia River Treaty: Canadian Negotiation Commitment Received from Prime Minister Trudeau (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

ECOSYSTEM MARKETING:

Willamette River Basin Fish Restoration - "Stepping Stones": Supporting Prioritized Restoration and Investment in Multiple Ecosystem Services by Hulse & Gregory (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Water Quality Thermal Credit Trading: Methods for Quantifying Thermal Credits by Dupuis, Smesrud, Wirz & Primozich (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

"Recovery Crediting System" Guidance Developed by USFWS for Endangered Species (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

CERCLA-NRDA Restoration: Ecocredits/Liability Coverage for Duwamish River Sites by Scott Lockert (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

Ecomarket Approaches to Addressing Water Quality Obligations: Legal Overview and Hells Canyon Test Case by Glick & Nocar (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Stream Restoration Market: Bonneville Environmental Foundation Issues Water Restoration Certificates (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Water Quality Trading-"In It Together: A How-To Reference for Building Point-Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Programs by Cochran, Maness & Lindley (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012

Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: 10 Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts by Porter, Roll, Kapur & Devnani (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

 

ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION:

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Transboundary Cooperation in the International Columbia River Basin: A Preliminary Assessment of Existing Arrangements & Future Prospects (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES:

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Climate Change & San Francisco Bay Watershed: Watershed Impacts for the Coming Century-Edited/Condensed from: James Cloern (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

 

ECOSYSTEM VALUES or INDICATORS:

The Future of the Columbia River Treaty by Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary & Barbara Cosens (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Puget Sound Partnership's Biennial Report State of the Sound Released (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West by Fort & Nelson (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Colorado River Management: Planning, Agreeing & Acting by Ted Kowalski (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Author's Reply (Yakima Water Plan) by Steve Malloch and Michael Garrity (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Ecological Health in the Nation’s Streams, 1993-2005 Released by USGS (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Update: Draft Regional Recommendation Released (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released for Public Review - California & Federal Partners (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska: EPA Report (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

USFS Direction for Groundwater Resources in Forests & Grasslands & Governors' Concerns (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Columbia River Treaty Options: Protocols for Transboundary Adaptive Management Examined by Bankes & Cosens (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Transboundary Cooperation in the International Columbia River Basin: A Preliminary Assessment of Existing Arrangements & Future Prospects (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Florida v. Georgia: Equitable Apportionment Denial (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

EDWARDS AQUIFER / EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY (see also TEXAS WATER LAW):

The Rule of Capture and the Edwards Aquifer Adjudication by Darcy Frownfelter (TWR #1: March 15, 2004)

Texas Groundwater - Rule of Capture and Groundwater Management in Texas: Part I by Bruce K. Darling (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

Groundwater in Texas: Marketability and Market Value by Bruce K. Darling, Ph.D. (Austin, TX) (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Texas Water Law: An Update on Recent Legislation and Case Law by Deborah Clarke Trejo and Tina Alvarado Arnold (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Anti-Speculation and Water Law: Ghost-Busting, Trust-Busting, or Ensuring Beneficial Use? by Sandra Zellmer (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

Anti-Speculation Article Response - Mesa Water LLP (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Groundwater Availability Modeling: The Texas Experience by Van Kelley, Robert Mace, and Neil Deeds (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Resolving ESA-Water Conflicts: The Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program by Gulley and Votteler (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

TCEQ Endangered Species Act Suit in Texas: Freshwater Inflows to Refuge (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Texas Groundwater Ruling-EAA v. Day: Texas Supreme Court Confirms Landowner's Ownership of Groundwater in Place by McCarthy (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? by Melinda E. Taylor (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Groundwater Regulation & "Takings" in Texas by Deborah C. Trejo (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Resolution to Over 50 years of Water Dispute by Votteler and Gulley (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

"Takings" Case Upheld for Groundwater Protection from Regulation in Texas (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for Edwards Aquifer in Texas - Review Released (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Texas Takings Case: Procedural Rulings - Claims Dismissed (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

EFFICIENCY:

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Cumulative Watershed Impacts of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Projects in Irrigation Delivery Systems: A Case Study (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

U.S. & Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments - Edited/Condensed from Congressional Research Service (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal: City of Boise Project by Erika Malmen (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Yellowstone River Compact Decision: Special Master Ruling in Montana v. Wyoming by David Moon (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Agriculture Conservation: USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Announced (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Colorado River Moving Forward Phase 1 Report Released by Reclamation & Stakeholders (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Turf & Toilets Rebate Programs in California (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Drought Proofing in Oklahoma: Water for 2060 (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Natural Resource Investment Center Established by Department of Interior (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary by Jungreis and Van Ligten (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

WRF Published Water Efficiency Study: Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2 (2016) (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Recommendations for Improving Water Transfers and Access to Water Markets in California (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

EPA's WaterSense Achievements Since Launch Noted (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENTS:

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

EFFICIENCY STANDARDS:

Supply "Stress Tests" by Water Suppliers: California SWRCB Reviews (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

EFFLUENT LIMIT:

Mining Violations & Clean Water Act Settlement in Idaho (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

 

EFFLUENT REUSE (see also EFFLUENT WATER):

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

 

EFFLUENT WATER (see also Reuse of Water and Wastewater Treatment):

Water Auction: Effluent Water Sale in Arizona (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Santa Fe Water Resources and Policy: Evolving "Wet Growth Regulations" by Kyle Harwood (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Wastewater Treatment-Benefits of Moving Beyond Minimum Reqmts.: King County's Brightwater Project by Hummel (TWR #46: December 15, 2007)

Effluent Water Auction in Arizona ($67 Million Sale) (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Effluent Discharges From Refinery: Clean Water Act $1.2 Million Penalty in Texas (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Water Reuse Planning - Graphical Tools to Clarify Decisions: A Water Reuse Case Study by John Scott Thomas, Ph.D. (TWR #51: May 15, 2008)

Water Quality Thermal Credit Trading: Methods for Quantifying Thermal Credits by Dupuis, Smesrud, Wirz & Primozich (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Storm Water Regulation Update: Rough Waters In California by Wendy L. Manley (TWR #55: September 15, 2008)

Tribes & Effluent Snowmaking Case: Religious Claims Rejected - "Substantial Burden" Key Requirement by David Moon (TWR #55: September 15, 2008)

Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona bt Eden, Glennon, Ker, Libecap, Megdal and Shipman (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

Groundwater Replenishment & Water Reuse: Orange County California's Water Purification and Reuse Project by Michael R. Markus (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Tribal Appeal of Snowbowl Litigation Filed in the US Supreme Court (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Endocrine Disruptors in Wastewater: Impacts in an Effluent Dominated Stream by Clint Rogers and Michael Luers (TWR #70: Dec. 15, 2009)

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater: EPA Draft Update (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Reclaimed Water & Water Rights Impairment: Draft Reclaimed Water Rules in Washington State by Dave Monthie (TWR #89: July 15, 2011)

Reclaimed Wastewater: Hopi Tribe in Arizona Sues Flagstaff Over Snowmaking Proposal (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Water Reuse in the West - Institutional Restraints (Western States Water Council Report) by Nathan Bracken (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Pesticides Use & NPDES Permitting: Pesticide Applications Near US Waters Brought Within NPDES Permitting Program by MacCurdy (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

EPA Effluent Guidelines Program Plan Comment Period Extended (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Thermal Trading: Oregon Approves Regional Thermal Credit Program for Temperature Standards (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

EPA Effluent Guidelines: Proposed Regulation of Shale Gas & Coalbed Methane Effluent by Campbell & Howe (TWR #96: Feb. 15, 2012)

Reclaimed Water Treatment - Assessing Optimal Methods to Reduce Trace Organic Compounds and Pathogens by Bandy, Salveson, Bourgeous & Linden (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Contaminants in Wastewater Effluent & Stormwater Runoff - Columbia River Basin: USGS Study (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Arizona Groundwater Management by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

EPA Proposing to Amend Effluent Limitations Guidelines & Standards for Steam Electric Power Generating (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: 10 Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts by Porter, Roll, Kapur & Devnani (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

WaterSMART Funding by Reclamation for Reclaim & Reuse Projects in California (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Reclaimed Wastewater Guidance in Washington for Local Governments (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal: City of Boise Project by Erika Malmen (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Recycled Water: Beer Brewing Proposal in Oregon (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Phosphorus Removal: EPA Case Study of Watershed Approach by Municipalities (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Mining Violations & Clean Water Act Settlement in Idaho (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Wastewater Effluent Spill by Private Ski Area in Montana's West Gallatin River (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ELASTIC USES:

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

ELECTRICITY DEMAND:

"Hydropeaking" Flows Study: Devastating Impacts on Aquatic Insects (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

ELECTRODIALYSIS REVERSAL:

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

ELEVENTH AMENDMENT:

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? by Melinda E. Taylor (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

 

EMERGENCY REGULATIONS:

Measuring & Reporting in California: Diversion Regulations Adopted (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

EMERGENCY RESERVE:

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

EMERGENCY STORAGE/RESPONSE:

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

EMINENT DOMAIN:

Condemnation Proposed: Municipal Water Rights in Washington (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Condemnation Case in Washington Settled - Water Rights Transfer (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

New Water Laws in New Mexico: Water Management and State Engineer's Authority (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Municipal Water Transfer Recommended in Washington: Relinquishment Due to Non-Use (Expedited Process) (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Condemnation Case in Montana: Missoula Prevails in Eminent Domain Decision (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT:

Endangered Species Act, Salmon & Western Water Law by Glenn Spain (TWR #1: March 15, 2004)

ESA Listing Decision: Green Sturgeon (TWR #1, Water Briefs: March 15, 2004)

ESA Listing Challenged: Steelhead (TWR #1, Water Briefs: March 15, 2004)

GAO Report on Consultation Process (TWR #2, Water Briefs: April 15, 2004)

Platte River Ecosystem Restoration - Environmental Perspective by Dan Luecke (TWR #3: May 15, 2004)

USFWS Bull Trout Review - Censored Analysis Criticized (TWR #3, Water Briefs: May 15, 2004)

River Management & the ESA: Missouri River Litigation (Navigation Versus Fish & Wildlife) by Hayes, Schneider & Sturkie (TWR #4: June 15, 2004)

Pesticides Rulings and Stream Buffers by Laurie Beale (TWR #4: June 15, 2004)

Washington Water Law by David C. Moon (TWR #4: June 15, 2004)

Bypass Flow Upheld/Fishery (TU, et al. v. US Dept. of Agriculture, et al.) (TWR #4, Water Briefs: June 15, 2004)

Klamath Tribes Sue PacifiCorp: $1 Billion + Lawsuit Over Fishery Loss (TWR #4, Water Briefs: June 15, 2004)

Hatchery Fish/ Wild Fish Update: New Hatchery Policy Released (TWR #4, Water Briefs: June 15, 2004)

FERC and Forest Service Sued in Hydropower License Dispute (TWR #4, Water Briefs: June 15, 2004)

Pesticide Buffers (No Spray Stream Buffers) - 9th Circuit Appeal  (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

BPA Summer Spill Decision - Tribes Prepare Litigation Contesting (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

NOAA Dam Settlement With Rancher - ESA Violations (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004) 

Missouri River Ruling Announced - River Flows & ESA (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

Missouri River Appeal - Consolidated Case: Flows and ESA (TWR #6, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2004)

Trinity River 9th Circuit Decision: NEPA and ESA (TWR #6, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2004)

BPA Spill Controversy - 9th Circuit Compels Spill for Fishery (TWR #6, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2004)

EPA Pesticide Policy and ESA Consultations - New Rules (TWR #6, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2004)

Hatchery Reform - Northwest Power and Conservation Council (TWR #6, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2004)

NOAA Columbia-Snake Draft Strategy (TWR #7, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2004)

Klamath Update: Water Purchases, Storage Initiative, ESA Five-Year Review, FY 2005 Budget and BOR "Water Bank" (TWR #7, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2004)

Delisting Criteria: NOAA Draft for Coho Salmon (TWR #8, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2004)

Easements On and Over Federal Lands by Daniel H. Israel (TWR #8: Oct. 15, 2004)

Bull Trout Critical Habitat Designation (TWR #8, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2004)

The Role of Science in the ESA: Balancing the Needs of Protected Species by Michael G. Thabault (TWR #9: Nov. 15, 2004)

NOAA Fisheries Draft Strategic Plan 2005-2010 (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

Western Salmonids Draft EA (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

NOAA BiOp - Columbia and Snake Rivers (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Critical Habitat Exclusions Considered (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Klamath Fishery Science: Controversy in the Klamath River Basin by Dave Vogel (Hardy Response) (TWR #11: Jan. 15, 2005)

Klamath Basin Water Resource Issues by Dr. Thomas B. Hardy (Vogel Response) (TWR #11: Jan. 15, 2005)

The ESA and Water "Takings:" $16.7 Million Settlement Shakes Up Water World (Interview with Roger Marzulla) by Moon (TWR #11: Jan. 15, 2005)

USFWS New Regulations on Incidental Take Permits (TWR #11, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2005)

Bull Trout Lawsuit Filed Over Critical Habitat Designations (TWR #11, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2005)

Santa Ana Sucker Critical Habitat Revised in California (TWR #11, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2005)

Pesticide Assessments Completed by EPA - (ESA Impact) (TWR #11, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2005)

Endangered Species Act Update: Summary of the 12th Annual ESA Conference by Greg D. Corbin (TWR #12: Feb. 15, 2005)

EPA, the ESA and Pesticides by Patti Goldman (TWR #12: Feb. 15, 2005)

ESA Recovery Plan Submitted by Washington (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Reservoir Expansion on the Yampa and Instream Flows (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Hatchery Fish/Wild Fish Ruling: Remand to NMFS (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Critical Habitat Public Comment Extension: Salmon & Steelhead (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Law of the Rio Grande (Report from the 6th Annual Conference) by David Moon, Editor (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

Streamlining Federal Permits (Portland/Federal Agencies Coordination) by Mike Reed (TWR #13: March 15, 2005)

Critical Habitat, Bull Trout and Politics by Arlene Montgomery (TWR #14: April 15, 2005)

ESA Permits - NOAA Online Guide (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

ESA Grants for $70 Million - USFWS (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Green Sturgeon - ESA Proposed LIsting (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Water and the Environment - The Role of Ecosystem Restoration by Sharon B. Megdal (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Dams and Salmon: Judge Rejects BiOp by David C. Moon (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

Friant Dam and San Joaquin River Fisheries Restoration: Reasonable Remedies? by Christopher H. Calfee (TWR #17: July 15, 2005)

Pesticide Use: 9th Circuit Upholds Buffers Decision (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

NOAA Hatchery Policy and Listing Determinations (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

Salmon Recovery Plan (Puget Sound) (TWR #18, Water Briefs: August 15, 2005)

Salmon Spill Order Upheld by 9th Circuit (TWR #18, Water Briefs: August 15, 2005)

ESA Recovery Program Report Online (TWR #18, Water Briefs: August 15, 2005)

Critical Habitat: NOAA Cuts by 80% (NW & California) (TWR #19, Water Briefs, September 15, 2005)

Pesticides Decision from 9th Circuit (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Critical Habitat for Bull Trout - Final Rule (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Columbia River BiOps Order and Upper Snake Case (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Salmon Fishing Case Appealed to 9th Circuit (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Pesticides Information Court Order (TWR #21, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2005)

Klamath Coho Salmon Plan Rejected by the 9th Circuit (TWR #21, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2005)

ESA Update - A Review of 2005 by Cherise Oram (TWR #22: Dec. 15, 2005)

Klamath Decisions: Court Rulings on "Takings" and BiOp/RPA Sufficiency by Richard M. Glick (TWR #22: Dec. 15, 2005)

ESA Proposed Policy: Delineating Species (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

EPA ESA Program on Pesticides: Field Implementation (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

NOAA Recovery Plan: Central California Coho Salmon (TWR #23, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2006

Water Quality Litigation: Oregon's "State-of-the-Art" Water Quality Standards Challenge by Richard M. Glick (TWR #24: February 15, 2006)

Orca Endangered Species Act Listing Challenged by Building Industry (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Pesticide Buffers Remain - US Supreme Court Denies Cert (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Critical Habitat Designation (Bull Trout) - Lawsuit Challenges Agency Determination (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

CWA & ESA Intersections - Water Quality & ESA Section 7: Northwest Examples by Melanie J. Rowland (TWR #25: March 15, 2006)

The ESA & CWA Delegation: Defenders of Wildlife V. EPA by David Light (TWR #25: March 15, 2006)

Missouri River Operating Plan: Spring Pulse Delay (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Pecos River Lawsuit Filed - ESA Violations Alleged Against Bureau of Reclamation and Corps of Engineers (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Pesticide Buffers Order - Partial Removal of Buffers Due to Oregon Coast Coho Decision (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Silvery Minnow ESA Sanctuary Construction Underway in New Mexico (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Fish Passage Prescribed in Klamath Hydro Relicensing Proceeding (NOAA Fisheries and Dept. of Interior) (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

NPDES Authority Challenged in Washington: Stormwater & Point Sources (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Groundwater Contamination - EPA Settlement Reached in Nebraska (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Hydropower Relicensing: Fish Passage Proposal by PacifiCorp (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Federal Plan Violates Endangered Species Act: Snake River BiOp Plan Flawed (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

Missouri River 2006 Spring Pulse: Storage Releases by Corps of Engineers from Upstream Reservoirs (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

Clean Water Act Violations: Settlement Reached on Oil Spill on Warm Springs Reservation (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

Rights-of-Way Across Federal Lands: Easement Decision by 9th Circuit by David C. Moon (TWR #30: August 15, 2006)

San Joaquin Settlement: Friant Dam Litigation by Harrison C. Dunning (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

Platte River Program - Endangered Species Act Interior Agreement (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Endangered Species Act "Take" Alleged: Lawsuit Filed Against California DWR (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Chiloquin Dam Removal Agreement in the Klamath Basin (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Klamath: The Forgotten Basin? by Glen Spain, Institute for Fisheries Resources (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

State NPDES Programs & ESA Consultation: Federal Court Rejects Argument ESA Consultation Required by Morford & Ginsberg (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

Fish Recovery Multi-Agency Cooperation (San Juan River Basin) (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

Conservation Grants USFWS Funding for Planning & Habitat Acquisition (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

Tribal Water Rights - Conference Covers Settlement, Commodification and Other Issues by Harold Shepherd (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

ESA & CWA: Endangered Species Act Influences on EPA's Clean Water Act Programs (The Washington State Example) by Palmer (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

ESA Incidental Take Statements by Matt Love and Sam Kalen (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Water Conservation Initiatives - Western States Take Action by Craig Bell, Western States Water Council (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

ESA "Takings" Case: Water Required for Fish Ladder in California (TWR #38, Water Briefs: April 15, 2007)

Klamath Basin "Takings" Decision, Minimum Flows Decision & USGS Groundwater Report (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Columbia River Hydrosystem BiOp: 9th Circuit Upholds Rejection of 2004 BiOp by Mark L. Stermitz (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

Oil Spill Settlement in California (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Supreme Court Limits ESA: National Homebuilders v. Defenders of Wildlife by Richard M. Glick and Lindsay Eyler (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Water Delivery - Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon & Washington by Filippi, O'Connell & Beaton (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Hatchery Fish/Wild Fish Ruling: ESA Listings Valid (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Global Warming & Environmental Law: Climate Change and the ESA by Melanie J. Rowland (TWR #45, Nov. 15, 2007)

Wastewater Treatment-Benefits of Moving Beyond Minimum Reqmts.: King County's Brightwater Project by Hummel (TWR #46: December 15, 2007)

Klamath River Basin: National Research Council Report Released (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Hydropower and Fish - Northwest Challenge: Keeping Fish and Clean Hydro by F. Lorraine Bodi and Dulcy Mahar (TWR #47: January 15, 2008)

Delta Smelt Order in California and Water Supply Impacts (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Wetlands Restoration: Irrigation District Purchases Land for Delta Smelt and Other Species Recovery (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Columbia River Power System Draft BiOp: Judge Expresses Doubts (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Klamath Settlement: Dams Removal Sought (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Lower Platte River Decision on Water Availability (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: A Convergence of Opportunity by Paul Simmons (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Republican River Litigation Expected by Kansas Attorney General (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

Forest Service Legacy Roads: New Remediation Initiative Renews Focus by Mary Scurlock and Gina Ottoboni (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

California State Water Project Water Deliveries: Snowpack Normal But Deliveries Bottlenecked by Delta Smelt Order (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Delta Smelt Endangered Species Act Ruling (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Southeast Water Sharing Plan Proposed by Reclamation (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

The Peripheral Canal: San Francisco Bay - Delta Estuary Proposals by Dante Nomellini (TWR #53: July 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Copper Limits to Protect Salmon: NPDES Permit Developments for Puget Sound, Washington by John Palmer (TWR #54, August 15, 2008)

Salmon Protection in Northwest: Columbia/Snake River Latest BiOps Released (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Water Quality Standards Settlement in Oregon: Toxics & ESA Protection (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Stormwater Fines - Highway Construction Company in Arizona (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Pesticides Evaluation: NMFS Settlement Agreement & Draft Jeopardy Findings (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Truckee River Operating Agreement Signed: Nevada & California Impacts (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

"Recovery Crediting System" Guidance Developed by USFWS for Endangered Species (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

NMFS Biological Opinion on FEMA Flood Insurance Program: Puget Sound ESA Jeopardy Findings (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Join Agreements in Columbia River Basin (Litigation Continues) (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Endangered Species Act & Takings: Fifth Amendment Decision by David Moon (TWR #57: November 15, 2008)

Resolving ESA-Water Conflicts: The Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program by Gulley and Votteler (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

NOAA Biological Opinion on Pesticides: Salmon Jeopardy (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

"The Endangered Species Act and the Conflict Between Science and Policy" Inspector General's Report (TWR #59, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2009)

Habitat Protection & Water Rights: Balancing Stream Habitat with New Water Rights Issuance - Washington State's Watershed Management Program by Graham (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Columbia River BiOp: Fed Plan for Hydropower System Argue ESA Requirements (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Reclamation Pumping in Central Valley (CA) - NOAA BiOp Finds Jeopardy and BiOp Appealed (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

ESA Recovery: NOAA Fisheries Biennial Report (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Pesticide Restriction in California: EPA Settlement Proposal in SF Bay Area (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Litigation on the Colorado River: Conflicts in Search of Solutions by Michael Gheleta (TWR #67: September 15, 2009)

Reclamation Found Liable - Breach of Contract and "Takings" Decision (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Critical Habitat Designated by NOAA for Green Sturgeon in California & Oregon (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

USFWS Expenditures for Threatened & Endangered Species: Study for FY 2007 Released (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II by Glen Spain (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Major Legislation & Remaining Issues by Alf Brandt (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers by Barbara Cosens (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Pesticide Lawsuit for Alleged Endangered Species Act Violations (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Bull Trout Critical Habitat Dramatically Expanded Following Revisions (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Dam Removal: San Clemente Dam Agreement in California (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Klamath "Takings" - Ownership of Water Rights & the Bureau of Reclamation by David Moon (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

TCEQ Endangered Species Act Suit in Texas: Freshwater Inflows to Refuge (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Habitat Conservation: Dept. of Interior Provides $66 Million for ESA Projects (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Klamath 2010 Operations Plan Released by Reclamation (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Restoring the San Joaquin River: Restoration Program Update & Status Report by Alicia Gasdick & Margaret Gidding (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Delta Decisions: Salmon & Smelt Court Rulings in California (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Delta Smelt Decline: New Study Blames Nutrient Pollution (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Western Governors Association 2010 Meeting: Water Resolutions (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

ESA Decision on "Distinct Population Segment" in the Rockies (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Natural Gas Pipeline in the West: Conservation Fund Settlement and Lawsuit Filed (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Bull Trout Habitat: USFWS Revises Critical Habitat Designation (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Water Demand Assessment: Western Governors' Association (Transfers, Energy, ESA & Climate Change) (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Endangered Species Act, Take, and Water: The Aransas Project v. Shaw, et al. by Kathy Robb (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

Water "Takings" Decision: Klamath Project Water Users Prevail by David Moon (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

Dissolved Metals in Stormwater: Biotic Ligand Model - New Treatment Paradigm (Obtaining Environmental Protection With New Technology & Defensible Standards by Wisdom & Bucich (TWR #86: April 15, 2011)

New Water Management Model: The Umatilla Basin Water Commission - Counties, Irrigation District & Confederated Tribes Form Administrative Body by Martha Pagel (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Sustainable Water Use: Invisioning a Sustainable Water Future for the American West by Barton "Buzz" Thompson (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Endangered Species Act Listings: USFWS Proposed Workplan (Proposed Settlement) (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Multi-Sector Water Sharing (Agricultural-Urban-Environmental): Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin & the West by Smith (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

ESA Improvement: USFWS & NOAA Fisheries Effort (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

ESA Experimental Population: NMFS' First Proposed Designation a Win-Win for Water Users and Steelhead by Filippi & Maag (TWR #89: July 15, 2011)

Criminal Clean Water Act Violation: DARIGOLD Pleads Guilty (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

ESA Workplan: USFWS & Plaintiffs' Reach Agreement (Center for Biological Diversity & WildEarth Guardians) (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Spotted Owl Recovery: Revised USFWS Plan (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

ESA Experimental Population: ESA Fish Designation Proposed in Washington (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Tribal Fish Accord Between Federal Agencies & Kalispel Tribe (Columbia Basin) (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

BiOp Rejected Again: Columbia River Plan Found Arbitrary & Capricious (Specific Mitigation Plan Not Identified) (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Water Resources Regulation & Development: Groundwater, Floodplains, and "Waters of the United States" by Robert D. Anderson (TWR #91: Sept. 15, 2011)

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Critical Habitat Set by US Fish & Wildlife Service (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Schedule for Effects Analysis & EIS/EIR (June 2012) (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

National Research Council's Report Released: "A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California's Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan" (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Tribal Interests, Instream Flows & Hydropower Licensing: Using the Licensing Process to Address Tribal Concerns by Mason Morisset (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

National Flood Insurance & the Endangered Species Act - National Flood Insurance in a Post-Jeopardy Environment: FEMA's "Reasonable and Prudent Alternative" Implementation for the Puget Sound Biological Opinion by Mark G. Eberlein (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

Delta Smelt Rulings in California's Bay-Delta: BiOp Remanded and Injunction Issued Blocking USFWS Proposal (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Takings & Water Rights: Applicability of the Takings Clause to Water Rights Regulations (Federal Circuit Developments) by Walston (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Climate Change & San Francisco Bay Watershed: Watershed Impacts for the Coming Century-Edited/Condensed from: James Cloern (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Pesticides Use & NPDES Permitting: Pesticide Applications Near US Waters Brought Within NPDES Permitting Program by MacCurdy (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

NOAA Enforcement Draft Priorities Released (Public Comment Through January 9)(TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Endangered Species Act Upheld by US Supreme Court: No Commercial Value & One-state Species Issues Rejected (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

"Taking" Decision in US Court of Federal Claims (Beneficial Use & Damages) (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Nuclear Power Water Right Change Applications Approved in Utah (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Oregon Temperature Water Quality Standards Upheld (Sort Of) by Richard M. Glick (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Irrigation Diversions & ESA Impacts on Federal Lands (BiOp Finds Jeopardy & Requires Minimum Flows) (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Texas Groundwater Ruling-EAA v. Day: Texas Supreme Court Confirms Landowner's Ownership of Groundwater in Place by McCarthy (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Mining Law & the Endangered Species Act Decision - Section 7 Consultation Required (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Endangered Fish Reintroduction: Collaboration Trumps Conflict at Whychus Creek by Pamela Thalacker (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Suction Dredge Mining Halted in California - Governor Continues Moratorium (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Local Land Use Decisions & Water Supply Considerations: New Rules from the Washington Supreme Court by Dave Monthie (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

Northwest Water Banking: Meeting Instream and Out of Stream Water Needs in the Pacific Northwest by Cronin & Fowler (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

Glen Canyon Dam: Colorado River Basin States Propose Alternative for Management Plan (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Reclamation & CDWR Release Final PEIS/R (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

The ESA & Water: Litigation Update - The ESA as Driver of Water Quality & Water Quantity by Quasius & Laschever (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

Northwest Hydropower & Fish: Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery Efforts Update by F. Lorraine Bodi (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

State of Our Watersheds - Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Report Released (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

The Future of the Columbia River Treaty by Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary & Barbara Cosens (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Instream Water Rights in California: Tribes Criticize USFS' Endangered Species Act Inaction (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Pipeline & the Endangered Species Act - 9th Circuit Decision on ESA & NEPA (Ruby Natural Gas Pipeline) (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan: Strange Bedfellows Take Risks, Find Common Ground by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Klamath Restoration Agreement - Settlement Extended (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Stormwater Regulation & Management: Overview of Current Trends by Hardebeck, Holloway, Monsey, Heibrun & Chase (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story by Evans, Forsgaard, Maykut & Packard (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Bay Delta Deliveries: Reduced Pumping & Endangered Species Act Issues (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? by Melinda E. Taylor (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Culvert Case Decided in Washington: Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Victory by David Moon (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Texas ESA Decision on Whooping Crane Protection Draws Rebuttals: TCEQ & Texas Farm Bureau Weigh In (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

ESA & 1872 Mining Act Decision (Suction Dredge Impacts) - ESA Trumps (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

"Takings" Claim Denied in Casitas Case: Beneficial Use & Injury Alleged (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Indian Water Right Negotiations: Interior's Considerations When Appointing Federal Negotiation Teams by Duane Mecham (TWR #111: May 15, 2013)

Reclamation Announces Actions & Strategies to Improve Water Supplies for California's Central Valley Project (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Culvert Case Appeal in Washington: Tribal Fish Passage Decision Appealed by State to 9th Circuit (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Klamath BiOp - Operations of Klamath Project Through 2023 Announced by Reclamation (NMFS & USFWS BiOp) (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Klamath Adjudication - The Judicial Phase Begins: New Era in Oregon's Contentious Water History by MacDougal, Orford & Timmons (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Draft Economic Report on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Mine Permit Appealed From ADEQ Decision: Aquifer Protection Permit in Arizona (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Update: Draft Regional Recommendation Released (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Small Dam Removal in Idaho: Programmatic Consultation Review by NOAA Fisheries (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Groundwater/Surface Water Exchange Agreement Signed: Reclamation & Irrigation District (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

NOAA Awards Funding for Coastal Habitat Restoration Projects (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Endangered Species Act Litigation: Critical Habitat Expansion for Santa Ana Sucker Appealed & Other ESA Litigation by Kira Johnson (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Drought Management in California - Emphasis on Water Transfers (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released for Public Review - California & Federal Partners (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

ESA Settlement by Karuk Tribe & Irrigation District: Dams & Diversions on Shasta River (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Fish Passage & Treaty Obligations: Washington State "Culvert Case" Before the Ninth Circuit by David Moon (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska: EPA Report (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Hatchery v. Wild Fish: ESA/NEPA Decision in Oregon Federal District Court (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Instream Flow Leasing in Colorado by Zach Smith and Edalin Koziol (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Bay Delta Decision: Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Plan of Protection for Delta Smelt (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Hatchery v. Wild Fish Dispute: Settlement Severely Limits Releases (ESA Evaluation Needed) (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Ninth Circuit: Reclamation Renewal of Water Supply Contracts from Bay-Delta Ecosystem Violated ESA (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Resolution to Over 50 years of Water Dispute by Votteler and Gulley (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Instream Flow: Irrigators' and Water Trust's Augmentation Agreement in California (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Critical Habitat Rules: Proposed Rules & Policy by NMFS & USFWS (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Texas Permitting Rules Upheld: Whooping Cranes Lawsuit Reversed (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Federal ESA Decisions: Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case by Richardson, Weinberg, Wang & Fansler (TWR #126: Aug. 15, 2014)

New Zealand Mudsnail Infestations: Public Policy Implications by Paul Bucich & Kit Paulsen (TWR #126: Aug. 15, 2014)

Mining & Fisheries: EPA Proposal for Bristol Bay, Alaska (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

ESA "Range" of Species Final Policy Announced ("Significant Portion of its Range")(TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Increases Flow Releases - Lower Klamath River Supplement from Trinity Reservoir (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Pesticide Stream Buffers Finalized: Settlement Agreement with EPA (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

ESA Listing Decision in Montana: Arctic Grayling Not Listed Due to Successful Collaboration (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Marijuana & Water Use: Illegal Farms Impact Coho Salmon in Northern California & Southern Oregon (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Groups Appeal Water Rights Decision for Nuclear Reactor Project (Speculation, Availability & Stream Environment) (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Aqueduct Transfer from Reclamation: Provo River Aqueduct to Provo River Water Users Ass'n (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Contracts Challenge & the ESA: Supreme Court Denies Petition by Irrigation Districts (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Flood insurance Program: The Changing Landscape of Floodplain Insurance & Regulation by Molly Lawrence (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Whooping Crane ESA Case: Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider ESA “Take” Challenge by David Moon (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Projects (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress-Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

State of Salmon in Watersheds Report & Interactive Website in Washington State (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for Edwards Aquifer in Texas - Review Released (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Crude Oil-By-Rail & the Endangered Species Act: Coming Soon to Train Tracks Near You? by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Whooping Cranes ESA Case: Supreme Court Declines Review - TCEQ Issuance of Water Permits Stands (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Reservoir Release in Colorado - Lease Agreement for Instream Flow to Benefit Endangered Fish (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Delta Stormwater Settlement: Toxic Discharges Suit Under ESA & Clean Water Act (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Groundwater Declines Due to Intensive Irrigation: USGS Columbia Plateau Aquifer Study (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Roundup/Glyphosate Classified "Carcinogenic" by California’s EPA (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Truckee River Operating Agreement Begins: Interstate Allocations (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Columbia Basin Salmon BiOp Rejected by Federal Court: Fed Plan Invalidated for Fifth Time - ESA & NEPA Violated (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Selenium Rule Proposed by EPA for San Francisco Bay & Delta to Tighten Standards (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

“Estimating Watershed Degradation Over the Last Century and its Impact on Water-Treatment Costs for the World’s Large Cities” (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

USFWS Releases National Listing Workplan for ESA listings & Critical Habitat Decisions (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Speculative Right or Eco-Friendly Project: New Mexico Groundwater Application (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement by Duane Smith & Brian Vance (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Spotted Frog ESA Agreement Reached in Oregon: Temporary Boost in Flows & Long-Term Plan Consultation (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Forest Service Reconsidering Management of Roads & Motorized Trails for Bull Trout Survival & Recovery (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

Reclamation Authority Holding: Storage Releases for Fishery Upheld (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS:

Endocrine Disruptors: EPA Screening Orders Issued for Pesticide Chemicals (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Endocrine Disruptors in Wastewater: Impacts in an Effluent Dominated Stream by Clint Rogers and Michael Luers (TWR #70: Dec. 15, 2009)

Endocrine Disruptors in Nevada: Lake Mead Pollution (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Endocrine Disruptors: EPA to Expand Testing (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Endocrine Disruptors: EPA Public Review of Information Collection Request (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

 

ENERGY (see also HYDROPOWER and WATER/ENERGY NEXUS):

Water and Energy Nexus: Site Scale Conservation Opportunities by Steve Moddemeyer (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

“Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It” - Interview with Author Robert Glennon by David Moon, Editor (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Water-Energy: National Symposium Upcoming (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway by Shrier, Hightower & Johnson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Biomass Energy Added to Tribal Energy & Environmental Website (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Western Governors Association 2010 Meeting: Water Resolutions (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

US Hydropower Development - US Departments of Energy, the Interior, & the Army Assessing and Promoting Federal Hydropower Development by Sensiba & Wood (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Natural Gas Pipeline in the West: Conservation Fund Settlement and Lawsuit Filed (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Hydropower Potential: Bureau of Reclamation Facilities Report (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

“Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures for Wastewater Treatment Facilities” - EPA Release (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Bureau of Reclamation Update: Interview with Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor by David Moon (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures for Wastewater Treatment Facilities Released by EPA (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Water Sustainability: Recycling & Conservation Report Released in Arizona (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Water Demand Assessment: Western Governors' Association (Transfers, Energy, ESA & Climate Change) (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Solar Power & Energy Conservation: Cleanup of Superfund Site by EPA (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Wastewater Innovation: Reuse & Energy System Honored in Hawaii (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Hydropower/Electricity: DOI Assessment Report at Reclamation Facilities (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Sustainable Water Use: Invisioning a Sustainable Water Future for the American West by Barton "Buzz" Thompson (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Hydraulic Fracturing Debate: The Long and Winding Road Towards Regulation by Bruce Baizel (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

GAO Study on "Produced Water" Released (Oil and Gas Production) (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

California’s Water-Energy Nexus: Pathways to Implementation - White Paper by Governor's Climate Action Team (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West by Fort & Nelson (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Desalination and Membrane Technologies: Federal Research and Adoption Issues by Nicole Carter (TWR #109: March 15, 2013)

Energy-Water Nexus: The Water Sector's Energy Use & the Energy Sector's Water Use (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Cumulative Watershed Impacts of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Projects in Irrigation Delivery Systems: A Case Study (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Beyond the Fracking Wars: A Guide for Lawyers, Public Officials, Planners and Citizens - ABA Book (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Options: Protocols for Transboundary Adaptive Management Examined by Bankes & Cosens (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

In-Pipe Hydropower: Portland’s System Secures 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement by Jennifer Allen Newton (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

In-Conduit Hydropower Projects in California and Oregon (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery Workshop Report (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Drought Proofing in Oklahoma: Water for 2060 (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Transboundary Cooperation in the International Columbia River Basin: A Preliminary Assessment of Existing Arrangements & Future Prospects (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Floating Solar Program in Japan: Benefits of Floating Plants (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

EPA Enforcement: Seven National Enforcement Initiatives Announced for 2017-2019 (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

"Hydropeaking" Flows Study: Devastating Impacts on Aquatic Insects (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Mountaintop Removal: Interior Releases Final Regulations on Impacts to Surface Water & Groundwater from Coal Mining (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

ENERGY ANALYSIS:

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY:

Infrastructure Loans: $1 Billion in New EPA Program Under the Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

ENERGY EXTRACTION:

EPA Enforcement: Seven National Enforcement Initiatives Announced for 2017-2019 (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

 

ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS (see also EPA and Criminal Prosecution):

Pulp Mill Pollution Violations: Former Officers/Directors Pay Settlement (TWR #23, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2006)

Groundwater Augmentation: Conjunctive Use Decision by Colorado Supreme Court (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

Untapping Tribal Waters: Tribal Water Marketing Expanding by Clay J. Landry and Christina Quinn (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

Texas Groundwater - Rule of Capture and Groundwater Management in Texas: Part I by Bruce K. Darling (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

Idaho Conjunctive Use: Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Conjunctive Water Rights Administration Rules by Jeff Fereday (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

California SWRCB Seeks Comments on Draft Baseline Enforcement Report (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

TCE Settlement with $500,000 Penalty: Drinking Water in Arizona (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

EPA "Clean Start" New Owner Policy: Interim Policy for Reduced Penalties (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Storm Water Regulation Update: Rough Waters In California by Wendy L. Manley (TWR #55: September 15, 2008)

EPA "eDISCLOSURE" Pilot Project: Self-Disclosure of Environmental Violations (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

California Environmental Enforcement: NRDC Report on Oversight (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: Criminal Sentencing (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Climate Change & Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Snowmelt - Rights & Administration by Kenney, Klein, Goemans, Alvord & Shapiro (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Coalbed Methane Decision: "Beneficial Use" and Well Permit Required - Ranchers' Senior Water Rights Protected by David Moon (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Water Treatment Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Reports (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: EPA Issues New Action Plan by Tyson Kade and John Iani (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Environmental Crime & Assault Results in Twenty-Year Sentence in Utah (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Major Legislation & Remaining Issues by Alf Brandt (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

NPDES Enforcement Annual Report Released in California (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Enforcement Report Released by California State Water Resources Board (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Enforcement of CWA: Homebuilder Agrees to $925,000 Fine Plus Improvements for Stormwater Violations in 21 States (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Enforcement Results: EPA 2010 Compliance Report - Criminal & Civil Penalties and Mapping Tool (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

EPA Complaint Filed: Emergency Order Enforcement in Texas (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Clean Water Act Enforcement - EPA Updates Data & Mapping Webtool (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

ESA Experimental Population: NMFS' First Proposed Designation a Win-Win for Water Users and Steelhead by Filippi & Maag (TWR #89: July 15, 2011)

Enforcement Report (2010) for State Water Resources Control Board of California Released (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO): New Interactive Mapping Feature (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

NOAA Enforcement Draft Priorities Released (Public Comment Through January 9)(TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

CAL/EPA 2010 Enforcement Report Released in California (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool: EPA Online Tool (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Sackett v. EPA: U.S. Supreme Court Opens Door to Pre-Enforcement Review by Richard M. Glick (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

Abandonment & Nonuse Case in Nebraska: Regulation of Water Rights Leads to Decision on Common Law Issues by Moon (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

NOAA Enforcement Priorities Document Released (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law by Burke W. Griggs (TWR #100: June 15, 2012)

Stockpond/Reservoir Permits: Enforcement Effort by the California Water Resources Board (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Improving Water Right Enforcement Authority, California Bay-Delta Watermaster Report (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Fracking Lawsuit in California - Enforcement Issue Regarding Existing Law (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

NOAA Enforcement: Division Enforcement Priorities for 2013 (Draft) Released for Comment (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Green Infrastructure Factsheets on Permitting & Enforcement Released by EPA - NPDES Wet Weather Programs (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? by Melinda E. Taylor (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Culvert Case Decided in Washington: Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Victory by David Moon (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Wastewater Spills in Arizona - ADEQ Enforcement (Fine & Supplemental Environmental Project Required) (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Cleanup Settlement at Goodrich Superfund Site in California (EPA): TCA & Perchlorate (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Safe Drinking Water Enforcement by EPA on Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado: Underground Injection Control (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Water Rights Determination: Agency Authority in Enforcement Actions in California (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Instream Rights Enforcement Discretion Agreement - Swinomish v. Ecology (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: Oil Spill Fines & Restitution in Wyoming - Criminal Charges Pending (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

EPA Enforcement & Compliance Report Issued for 2013 (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Enforcement Report of 2013 Actions Released by California State Water Resources Control Board (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

EPA Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 Issued: Climate Change Emphasis (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

GAO Oil & Gas Report: Underground Injection Control Recommendations for EPA's Oversight (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

California Groundwater Management Reform: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Signed by David Moon (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Dry Year Program Report & Recommendations for California’s Water Rights Priority System (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

EPA Enforcement & Compliance Report for 2014 (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in California: Governor's Executive Order a First (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Curtailment Support in California - Court Ruling in State’s Favor on Enforcement (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Civil Penalty for Unauthorized Diversion/Use in California: $1.5 million Fine Issued for Water District (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Drought Compliance in California: Urban Use Reduced By 27% (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Agency Enforcement - Drought Measures in California (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Water Enforcement in California: Conservation & Regulation (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

EPA Enforcement and Compliance Report for 2015 Released (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Fishery Regulations in California: Information Order & Potential Fines For Noncompliance (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

EPA Enforcement: Seven National Enforcement Initiatives Announced for 2017-2019 (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Illegal Irrigation in Washington Results in Penalty: Excessive Watering & Numerous Warnings (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Wastewater Effluent Spill by Private Ski Area in Montana's West Gallatin River (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Clean Water Act Decision: Jurisdictional Determination Appealable Immediately (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Drought Enforcement in California - Dismissals Proposed Due to Failure to Prove Water Not Available (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Stock Pond Permit Settlement: EPA & Landowners Settle Clean Water Act Lawsuit (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Drought Enforcement in California: Water Resources Control Board Dismisses Actions Against Irrigation Districts (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Oregon Requests Oil Train Ban Moratorium Following Derailment - Prelim Report Blames Union Pacific (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Water Quality Enforcement Policy: California's Proposed Amendments (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Tribal Settlement in Kansas: State & Kickapoo Tribe Reach Agreement on Tribe's Water Right (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

ENFORCEMENT EXPENSES:

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

ENFORCEMENT - WATER QUALITY (see also CLEAN WATER ACT):

Water Quality Enforcement Policy: California's Proposed Amendments (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Mining Wastewater: Clean Water Act Settlement - Management & Monitoring to Prevent Contaminated Discharges (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

ENHANCED OXIDATION:

Recycled Water: Beer Brewing Proposal in Oregon (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

ENLARGEMENT OF RIGHT:

Adverse Possession & Beneficial Use in Colorado by David Moon, Editor (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

“ENLIST DUO”:

Herbicide Disapproval: EPA Seeks Revocation of Enlist Duo (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

ENTRAINMENT & IMPINGEMENT:

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL BASELINE:

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS:

Authors' Responses: Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL BUFFER:

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE OFFICE:

Stormwater Penalty: Hawaii Department of Transportation Agrees to Settlement for Violations (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS (see also INSTREAM FLOWS):

Environmental Flow Policies & Guidelines Report (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

ERRATA: Environmental Flows (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Environmental Markets: Using Environmental Markets to Expand the Pace and Scale of Restoration by Horton & Gaddis (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Environmental Flows: TCEQ Approves New Permit Rules for Several Rivers and Bays (Surface Water) (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Environmental Flows Standards and Strategies Recommendations Report - Brazos River & Estuary Submitted to TCEQ (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? by Melinda E. Taylor (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update by Shauna Fitzsimmons and Brian Sledge (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Colorado River Moving Forward Phase 1 Report Released by Reclamation & Stakeholders (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Lawsuit: WildEarth Guardians Seek Historical Beneficial Use Accounting for Water Rights (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Water for Instream Flows: What Factors Influence the Expansion of Environmental Water Markets? by Bennett, Burns, Leon, Merz, Song & Libecap (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Recommendations for Improving Water Transfers and Access to Water Markets in California (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Stanford’s Water in the West Program Releases Colorado River Basin Environmental Water Transfers Scorecard (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT:

“Underground Regulation” — Agency Rulemaking & the California Administrative Procedures Act by Damien Schiff (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS):

Hanford Settlement Between US and Washington: Groundwater Analysis and Environmental Review (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

The Colorado River: New Operational Guidelines for Lake Powell and Lake Mead by Fulp, Yoder & Blatchford (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

Crude Oil-By-Rail & the Endangered Species Act: Coming Soon to Train Tracks Near You? by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Dakota Access Pipeline: Army Denies Easement to Cross Under Lake Oahe in North Dakota (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Northwest Fuel Transportation Projects: The Thin Green Line Holds - Update on the Status of Fossil Fuel Transportation Projects in the Pacific Northwest by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Draft EIS Released by Reclamation for Regional Water Supply Project in New Mexico (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION (COSTS):

Tribal Attorney Fees and Past Response Costs Awarded in Transboundary Pollution Case (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE:

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Sewer System Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations in Texas (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT:

Mining Wastewater: Clean Water Act Settlement - Management & Monitoring to Prevent Contaminated Discharges (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS:

Environmental Markets: Using Environmental Markets to Expand the Pace and Scale of Restoration by Horton & Gaddis (TWR #94: Dec. 15, 2011)

Water Quality Trading-"In It Together: A How-To Reference for Building Point-Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Programs by Cochran, Maness & Lindley (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION:

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL NEEDS:

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES:

“Quantified Conservation” - Measurement & Tracking of Environmental Outcomes & Impact by The Freshwater Trust (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES CERTIFICATION:

Salmon Safe Certification: Golf Course Assessment Leads to Certification for Tribal Course (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

 

"ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION":

U.S. & Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments - Edited/Condensed from Congressional Research Service (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA):

Oregon Water Quality Standards: National Model for Fisheries by Mary Lou Souscia (TWR #2: April 15, 2004)

Pesticides Rulings and Stream Buffers by Laurie Beale (TWR #4: June 15, 2004)

Ecosystem Economics by Daniel D. Heagerty and Gillian C. Ockner (TWR #5: July 15, 2004)

EPA Withdrawal of Clean Water Act Pollution Detection Procedures (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

EPA Enforcement Summary 2004 (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

EPA Water Quality Training Handbook  (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Pesticide Assessments Completed by EPA - (ESA Impact) (TWR #11, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2005)

EPA, the ESA and Pesticides by Patti Goldman (TWR #12: Feb. 15, 2005)

EPA Pesticides Proposed Rule and Statement Announced (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Sewage "Blending" and EPA Proposed Rule (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Toxicity Guidance EPA Draft: WET Testing in NPDES Permits (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Growth and Water: EPA Training Module On-Line (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

EPA's CAFO Rules: Second Circuit Holding (TWR #13, Water Briefs

Perchlorate - EPA Reference Dose (TWR #13, Water Briefs: March 15, 2005)

Lead in Drinking Water - EPA Strengthens Protection (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Clean Water Act Enforcement - NPDES Violations (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Pump and Treat - New EPA Guidance for Remediating Polluted Groundwater (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

Groundwater Rule: Safe Drinking Water Rule Delayed (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Citizen's Guide on Institutional Controls Released by EPA (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

2005 Sediments Conference by Laura Kennedy (TWR #16: June 15, 2005)

EPA & MTBE: Petitions Rejected (TWR #16, Water Briefs: June 15, 2005)

Wind River Settlement and Penalties (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

EPA Guidance: Compliance for Development (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

Superfund Lien: Past Cleanup Costs (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

Watershed Protection: EPA Webcast (TWR #17, Water Briefs: July 15, 2005)

Clean Water Act Fine - Wetlands Dumping (TWR #18, Water Briefs: August 15, 2005)

Wastewater Treatment - EPA Penalty for Municipality (TWR #18, Water Briefs: August 15, 2005)

State NPDES Authority: NPDES Program Vacated in Arizona (TWR #19, Water Briefs, September 15, 2005)

Groundwater Contamination Superfund Settlement (California) (TWR #19, Water Briefs, September 15, 2005)

Landfill Superfund Cleanup Settlement (Colorado) (TWR #19, Water Briefs, September 15, 2005)

Nonpoint Source Management Guidance by EPA (TWR #19, Water Briefs, September 15, 2005)

Pretreatment Rule for Wastewater Discharges (TWR #20, Water Briefs: October 15, 2005)

Tribal Projects EPA Grants (TWR #21, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2005)

EPA Announces Brownfields Rule: All Appropriate Inquiries (TWR #21, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2005)

EPA Rule Finalized: Wastewater Treatment Exemptions for Hazardous Waste (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

EPA ESA Program on Pesticides: Field Implementation (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

Groundwater Sampling and Monitoring with Direct Push - EPA Guidance (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

Stormwater Discharge Vioaltions by Seven-Up/RC Bottling Company (TWR #22, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2005)

Perchlorate Contamination and Cleanup: EPA Protective Guidance Issued (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Tribal Clean Water Act Grants: EPA Guideline Published (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

Small Drinking Water Systems: EPA Releases Water Tools and Variances (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Mining Megasite Cleanup: CERCLA Remedies Adapt to Circumstances in Butte, Montana by Angela Frandsen (TWR #26: April 15, 2006)

Wetlands Restoration and Preservation Rule Proposed by EPA and Corps (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Interstate Water Quality: Coalbed Methane Conflict Between Wyoming and Montana (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

NPDES Authority Challenged in Washington: Stormwater & Point Sources (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Sediments Cleanup - Experimental Processes to Decontaminate (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Water Transfer Rule: EPA Clarification Regarding NPDES Permits (TWR #28, Water Briefs, June 15, 2006)

International Agreement with Canada: Transboundary CERCLA Settlement (TWR #29, Water Briefs: July 15, 2006)

Stormwater Violation and EPA Settlement (TWR #30, Water Briefs: August 15, 2006)

Lead in Drinking Water: EPA Lead and Copper Rule Proposal (TWR #30, Water Briefs: August 15, 2006)

Mercury Contamination: A West Coast Perspective by Katherine Futornick, Gary Bigham, and Betsy Henry (TWR #31; September 15, 2006)

Tribal Water Quality: Program Case Studies (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Watershed Grants by EPA (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Municipal Wastewater Violations in Idaho - EPA Settlement (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Stormwater Violations: Developers Fined in Idaho (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

EPA Enforcement in Alaska: Discharges Without NPDES Permit (TWR #31, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2006)

Tribal Fish Consumption and Water Quality Standards by J.D. Williams (TWR #32: October 15, 2006)

Washington Stormwater Regulation: State General Industrial Stormwater Permits At Issue by James Tupper (TWR #32: October 15, 2006)

Shipyard Superfund Site: Elliot Bay Seattle (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination - Settlement Reached (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

New Regulations for Ballast Water Ordered (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Water Efficiency: Landscape Irrigation - EPA Certification (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Ecosystem Indicators (EPA Web-Based Program): Puget Sound (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Drinking Water Underground Source Risks: EPA Rule Issued (TWR #33, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2006)

Aquatic Pesticides: EPA Final Rule Issued (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

Tribal Water Projects: EPA Funding Publication (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

Stormwater Pollution Order on Industrial Runoff in California (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

NPDES Permits & Water Transfers: Post-Miccosukee Court in Florida Finds NPDES Permit Necessary by Richard M. Glick (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

NPDES Requirements & Pesticides: EPA's Final Rule Exempts Certain Applications by Beth S. Ginsberg (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

Perchlorate Legislation Introduced (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Settlement: Wetlands Preservation & Enhancement (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Drinking Water: Unregulated Contaminants Monitored for Study (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Wetland Nutrients: Draft EPA Water Quality Standards Guidance (TWR #35, Water Briefs: January 15, 2007)

Watershed Management EPA Grant for New Mexico (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

Mercury Study of Rivers in West Released (EPA & OSU) (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

ESA & CWA: Endangered Species Act Influences on EPA's Clean Water Act Programs (The Washington State Example) by Palmer (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Stormwater Settlement (Failure to Obtain and Failure to Follow Provisions (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Municipal Wastewater: Phosphorus Reduction & Permits (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Superfund Cleanup Deadline: Stipulated Penalty of $358,000 (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Transboundary Pollution - 9th Circuit Order Appealed (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Authority Approved for Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Violation: Negotiated Settlement in Alaska (TWR #38, Water Briefs: April 15, 2007)

Clean Water Act Mercury Listing - EPA Guidance (TWR #38, Water Briefs: April 15, 2007)

Water Contaminants: Safe Drinking Water List - EPA's Preliminary Determinations (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Watershed Planning: EPA Web-Based Tool (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Tribal Assistance Program for Wastewater Funding (EPA's Clean Water Set-Aside Grants) (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Water Quality Modeling Tool: EPA Releases New Version (TWR #39, Water Briefs: May 15, 2007)

Municipal Stormwater: An Overview of Current Regulation and Management by Misha Vakoc (TWR #40, June 15, 2007)

Hazardous Waste Injection Approved by EPA (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

CAFO Compliance Extension for EPA Proposal (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

Water Utilities Performance Measures: EPA Support (TWR #40, Water Briefs; June 15, 2007)

EPA Municipal Stormwater Programs: GAO Report (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Wetlands Policy: Corps/EPA Guidance Issued (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Transboundary CERCLA Case: Supreme Court Requests Federal Brief (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Safe Drinking Water Violations: $1 Million Penalty for Refinery (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

City/EPA Settlement for Wastewater Treatment Violations (CWA) (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Good Samaritan Settlement Agreements: CERCLA Tool for Mine Cleanup (TWR #41, Water Briefs: July 15, 2007)

Tribal Water Quality: EPA Portal Website (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

CAFO Compliance: EPA Deadlines Extended (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

Migrating Plume in Arizona: EPA Groundwater Order (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

California 303(d) List: EPA Final Decision (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

TMDL Options: EPA Draft Technical Document (TWR #42, Water Briefs: August 15, 2007)

Response to "Nutrient Numeric Endpoints: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?" (Jungreis & Thomas, TWR #42) by Dr. Jonathan Butcher and Cynthia Gorham-Test (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Watershed-Based NPDES Permitting Technical Guidance Issued by EPA (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Toxic Discharges Criminal Fine by EPA in Texas (TWR #44, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2007)

Biological Treatment of Groundwater and Soil Contamination in California (TWR #44, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2007)

Contaminated Sediments Update: Conference Links Law, Science & Public Policy by Heather Brunelle and Cindy Ryals (TWR #45, Nov. 15, 2007)

Errata/Addition: Hydropower & Water Quality Article (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

TMDL Challenges in Development and Implementation by David L. Clark, Jory Oppenheimer, and Michael Kasch (TWR #47: January 15, 2008)

EPA Stormwater Report: Low Impact Development (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Stormwater Plan: EPA Guide for Construction Sites (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Water Infrastructure: EPA Needs Assessment (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center Web Portal (TWR #48, Water Briefs: February 15, 2008)

Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List Comments Sought (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

CAFO Options Proposed by EPA (TWR #49, Water Briefs: March 15, 2008)

EPA Reversal on 303(d) Listing: Klamath River Decision (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Brownfields Grants Announced by EPA: $74 Million (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change - EPA Seeks Comment to Draft (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Tribal Contamination: Risk-Assessment Guidance Manual Released (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Cooling Water Intake Rule - Supreme Court to Review (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Ski Area Oil Spill: EPA Penalty Settlement in Washington (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Small Water Systems: EPA Management Tool (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Brownfield Project for Groundwater Cleanup: EPA Agreement (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Wetlands Enforcement: Clean Water Act Settlement in Idaho (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Tribal "Treatment As State" - Oklahoma Tribes Face Special "Treatment" by David Moon and David Light (TWR #52: June 15, 2008)

Environmental Indicators: EPA 2008 Report on the Environment (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Water Transfers: Permit Not Needed Under New EPA Rule (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

TCE Settlement with $500,000 Penalty: Drinking Water in Arizona (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Stormwater/Construction General Permit: EPA Proposal (TWR #52, Water Briefs: June 15, 2008)

Mississippi River Nutrients: Gulf Dead Zone (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Stormwater Permits Electronic Filing System Updated by EPA (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Pesticides Evaluation: NMFS Settlement Agreement & Draft Jeopardy Findings (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Alaskan NPDES Authority Sought (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Pharmaceuticals & Water Quality: EPA Information Collection Request (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

EPA "Clean Start" New Owner Policy: Interim Policy for Reduced Penalties (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Stormwater Consent Decree: $1 Million Civil Fine for Landfill Violations (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Leaded Wheel Weights Phase-Out: Lawsuit Settlement Under Safe Drinking Water Act (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

NPDES Fees: EPA Incentives Program (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Kansas' Revised State Water Quality Standards Approved by EPA (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

EPA "eDISCLOSURE" Pilot Project: Self-Disclosure of Environmental Violations (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

CAFO Violations Lead to EPA Enforcement Actions in Texas (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act: Largest Fine Ever in Stormwater Criminal Misdemeanor Action ($13 million) (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Wetlands Penalty Agreement in South Dakota: Illegal Fill Results in Clean Water Act Violations (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

CAFO Cease and Desist in Texas: Clean Water Act Violations (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Violations in Arizona: $1.25 Million Penalty (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

New Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit Issued by EPA (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

EPA Clean Water Act Regs: 9th Circuit Affirms Mandate that EPA Issue Construction Industry Guidelines/Standards by Iani & Kennedy (TWR #57: Nov. 15, 2008)

Wetlands Violation & Agreement in North Dakota: Unauthorized Dredge & Fill (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

CAFO Requirements: EPA Rule Finalized (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

NPDES Permits Program Approved by EPA in Alaska (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Clean Water Act Violations in Arizona: Santa Cruz River Illegal Filling Results in $1.25 Million Penalty (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

EPA's National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change Released (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Petroleum Brownfields: EPA Revitalization Plan (TWR #57, Water Briefs: November 15, 2008)

Columbia River Toxics: EPA's Columbia River Basin State of the River Report for Toxics by Mary Lou Soscia and Kim Johnson (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

Wetlands Revised Guidance: Clean Water Act Scope and Jurisdiction (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Erosion Best Management Practices for Construction: EPA Seeks Comments (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Pharmaceutical Waste: EPA Proposal to Add to Universal Waste Rule (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Hanford Contamination Lawsuit: Washington Sues DOE Over Cleanup Failure (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

New Stormwater Regulations: EPA Proposes Rule for New Effluent Limitations-Guidelines for Construction & Development by Ziemer (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

Aquatic Pesticides: Sixth Circuit Strikes EPA Aquatic Pesticide Rule by J. Mark Morford (TWR #59: Jan. 15, 2009)

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009: Federal Water & Environment Funding (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Wetlands Enforcement in Idaho: Restoration Ordered by EPA (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

Impaired Water List: EPA Decision on Nebraska's List (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

SUPERFUND Cleanup: Groundwater & Soil Cleanup in California (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

DOE Fined by EPA for Cleanup Shutdown of Toxic Wastes Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

FIFRA Violations Settlement in Idaho: Herbicide Applications (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Wetlands: US/Mexico Joint Treatment Project (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Pesticides BiOp Issued by NMFS: Impacts on Salmon (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Water Treatment Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Reports (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Aquifer Storage Recovery & EPA's Underground Injection Control Program-EPA's "ASR Experts" Report by Shrier (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Watershed Central: EPA Website Launched (TWR #64, Water Briefs: June 15, 2009)

Water Transfers and the CWA: Eleventh Circuit Upholds EPA Interpretation of Clean Water Act as Exempting Water Transfers from NPDES Requirements by Sensiba & Carbonell (TWR #65: July 15, 2009)

Mine Slurry Permit: Corps v. EPA Authority (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Navajo Nation Lauded: Environmental Protection and Leadership (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Pesticide Restriction in California: EPA Settlement Proposal in SF Bay Area (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Balancing Resource Protection & Economic Development: An Early Assessment of Emerging Water Policies in the Obama Administration by Sensiba & Swenson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

EPA Interagency Website: Improved Access for Federal Regulations (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Mercury Contamination in Fish: USGS Nationwide Study (TWR #67: September 15, 2009)

Perchlorate Regulations: Supplemental Comments for New Rules (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Sewer Overflows: Puget Sound Protection (EPA Compliance Orders with Seattle & King County) (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Geologic Sequestration: Carbon Dioxide Injection - EPA Seeking Comments (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

SUPERFUND Settlement: $21 Million Contaminated Groundwater Cleanup System (EPA & Northrop Grumman) (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Stormwater Agreement in Texas: Contractors & Agencies Pilot Program (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Power Plant Discharge: EPA Revising Wastewater Rules (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Priority Contaminants: EPA Drinking Water List (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Contaminate Sediments: EPA Order for Whitefish River in Montana (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Enforcement: EPA Issues New Action Plan by Tyson Kade and John Iani (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Endocrine Disruptors: EPA Screening Orders Issued for Pesticide Chemicals (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Environmental Crime & Assault Results in Twenty-Year Sentence in Utah (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Safe Drinking Water: Summary of EPA Actions in Montana (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Charting a New Direction by Glen Spain (TWR #70: Dec. 15, 2009)

Section 404 Clean Water Act Overhaul: EPA Enforcement Changes Urged (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Irrigation Controls: EPA Specification Comment for Draft WaterSense (Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers) (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

EPA Climate Work Group for Water Utilities (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Construction Sites: EPA Stormwater Rule (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

HAZWASTE Cleanup: EPA To Distribute $1.79 Billion From Largest Ever Enviro-Bankruptcy (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Federal Stormwater Rule: EPA Listening Sessions (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Stormwater Discharge: EPA "Ports Initiative" - San Joaquin River Agreement (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Chemicals of Concern List: EPA's Toxic Substances Control Act Actions (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Pesticide Methodology Regarding Aquatic Life Effects: EPA Public Meetings (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater: EPA Draft Update (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater: EPA Draft Update (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Pesticide Ingredients: EPA Seeks Disclosure (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Pesticide Lawsuit for Alleged Endangered Species Act Violations (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Wetland Grants: EPA Development Grants Program (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Stormwater Regulation Update: EPA Expanding Program by Wendy L. Manley (TWR #73: March 15, 2010)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery; New Federal Initiatives - EPA to Develop Guidance by Dr. Cat Shrier (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Environmental Health Risk Data: EPA Website Launched (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Supply: EPA Announces Stricter Regulations (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Safe Drinking Water Act Guidance: Public Notification Rule (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Water Planning in New Mexico: $100,000 EPA Grant to EPA to New Mexico Environment Department (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Toxics Inventories: EPA Proposed Toxics Release Inventory Expansion (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Perchlorate Standard: EPA Office of Inspector General's Scientific Analysis (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

EPA Proposes New Permit Requirements for Pesticide Discharges (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Draft Columbia River Toxics Reduction Action Plan: Comments Sought (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Sanitary Sewer Overflows: EPA Rulemaking (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

CAFO Violations: EPA Enforcement Actions in the Midwest (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Construction Stormwater Regulation: EPA Withdraws Numeric Sedimentation Limits by Tom Lindley and Jessica Hamilton (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Clean Water Act Litigation: Avoiding and Responding to Third-Party Lawsuits by Jeff Kray & Meline MacCurdy (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Logging Road Runoff: U.S. Loggers Lose an Important Clean Water Act Exemption by Jeffrey J. Miller & Robert A. Maynard (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts: EPA Study Released - Public Meetings (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Watershed Needs: EPA Releases 2008 Survey (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Rules: Total Coliform - EPA Update (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Rules: Total Coliform - EPA Update (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

CAFO Regulations: EPA Releases Implementations Guidance Document (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

CAFO Discharges in Idaho (EPA Order - Simplot Cattle Feeding Company (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Safe Drinking Water Enforcement in Alaska: Chlorine Disinfection Byproducts (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Water Quality Standards Revision: EPA Listening Sessions August 24 & 26 (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Water Supply Protection: EPA/DOE "Canary" Software (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

L.A. River "Navigable" - Clean Water Act Protection Extended (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Dredging Opposed in Missouri River: EPA Objects to Corps Proposals (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Total Coliform Rule: EPA Comment Period Extended (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Blackfeet Tribe Seeks Clean Water Act Status ("TAS"): Comment Period Open (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program: EPA Drinking Water Program (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Climate Response: EPA Toolbox for Water Utilities (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Phosphorus Removal: Boise Proposes Innovative Offset Project (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Wastewater & Stormwater Pollution Control in U.S. - Over $298 Billion Needed (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing: The Road to EPA's New "Fracking" Study by Adam Orford (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

EPA Construction Stormwater Rule: Seventh Circuit Clarifies Ruling by Tom Lindley and Jessica Hamilton (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Pesticides Regulation: EPA Concludes Comment Period on Proposed Pesticide General Permit - Final Permit Issuance Expected This December by Lindley & Hamilton (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Coastal Logging: Water Quality Lawsuit Impacts State Logging Practices - Enforceable Nonpoint Limits to be Established (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Cleanup Agreement: Tribal Lands Uranium Contamination (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Stormwater Treatment: PCBS & Boeing Field Agreement (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

EPA issues Clean Water & Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Fracking Chemicals: EPA Impact Study (Halliburton Issued Subpoena) (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy Released by EPA (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

“Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures for Wastewater Treatment Facilities” - EPA Release (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Clean Water Permits: EPA Requests Action on Expired Sewage Treatment & Industrial Permits in Texas (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Enforcement of CWA: Homebuilder Agrees to $925,000 Fine Plus Improvements for Stormwater Violations in 21 States (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Endocrine Disruptors: EPA to Expand Testing (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures for Wastewater Treatment Facilities Released by EPA (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Contamination From Fracking in Texas: EPA Order (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Groundwater Order in Montana: EPA Enforcement on Oil Production Contaminants (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Enforcement Results: EPA 2010 Compliance Report - Criminal & Civil Penalties and Mapping Tool (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Toxics & Drinking Water: Perchlorate Regulation Announced by EPA (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

EPA Complaint Filed: Emergency Order Enforcement in Texas (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

NPDES Permit Writing: Web-Based Training by EPA (TWR #84, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2011)

Hydraulic Fracturing & Drinking Water: EPA's Plan to Study Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing - Debate Intensifies by Orford (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

Stormwater and TMDL Allocations: EPA Recommends Stormwater Permit Numeric Wasteload Allocations by Eric Strecker (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

EPA Regulations Improvement Plan: Comments Sought (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Water Contaminants Information Tool Available from EPA (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Contaminant Monitoring for Drinking Water: EPA Proposal for Unregulated Contaminants (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Landowner Rights Decision: Standing to Challenge "Impaired Waters" 303(d) Listing Under Clean Water Act (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Stormwater Agreement in Utah: Unpermitted Discharges Penalty for Quarry Runoff (TWR #85, Water Briefs: March 15, 2011)

Clean Water Strategy Released by EPA (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Wetlands Violations & EPA Enforcement: Large Penalty and Restoration Ordered in Montana (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Aquatic Ecosystems: EPA Proposed Protection Standards (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Clean Water Act Enforcement - EPA Updates Data & Mapping Webtool (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Climate & Utilities: EPA Vulnerability Assessments Final Report (Case Studies of Water Utility Practices) (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Construction General Permit (Stormwater): EPA Permit Proposal - Comment Period Open (TWR #87, Water Briefs: May 15, 2011)

Fracking - Diesel: EPA Regulations - Stakeholder Input Sought (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Water & Wastewater Training: EPA Tribal Workshops (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Fish Consumption & Tribes: Revised Water Quality Standards in Oregon (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act - Comment Period Extended (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Hydraulic Fracturing Debate: The Long and Winding Road Towards Regulation by Bruce Baizel (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Nitrogen & Phosphorus Pollution (Numeric Water Quality Criteria): EPA Website Enhanced (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water: General Accountability Office Report Released (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Uranium Mine on Navajo Nation Land: EPA Cleanup Plan Announced (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Gulf Coast Restoration: EPA Ecosystem Strategy Released (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Trichloroethylene (TCE) Health Assessment Released - Integrated Risk Information System Database (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO): New Interactive Mapping Feature (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Polluted Waters List: 303(d) List Submitted by California (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Natural Gas Wastewater: Coalbed Methane & Shale Discharges - EPA Standards Development (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

CAFO(s) Report Proposal: Settlement Results in Operational Information Reports (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Water Assessment - EPA Biological Assessment Document on Water Quality Management (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Urban Water Quality: New EPA Planning Process - Prioritized Approach (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

CAL/EPA 2010 Enforcement Report Released in California (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Fracking Pollution Causal Link Found in EPA Draft Report (Groundwater Contamination) (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

EPA Effluent Guidelines Program Plan Comment Period Extended (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

PCB TMDL Guidance Released by EPA (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

EPA Effluent Guidelines: Proposed Regulation of Shale Gas & Coalbed Methane Effluent by Campbell & Howe (TWR #96: Feb. 15, 2012)

Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool: EPA Online Tool (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Military MS4 Permit in Washington - Draft EPA Permit Includes LID (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Planning for Sustainability: EPA Handbook for Water and Wastewater Utilities (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

GAO Study on "Produced Water" Released (Oil and Gas Production) (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

CAFO Permit Technical Manual Released by EPA (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Stormwater Construction Runoff: EPA Issues New Permit (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Green Infrastructure: EPA's Updated Website - Research & Water Quality Assistance (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Sackett v. EPA: U.S. Supreme Court Opens Door to Pre-Enforcement Review by Richard M. Glick (TWR #98: April 15, 2012)

"Identifying and Protecting Healthy Watersheds: Concepts, Assessments, and Management Approaches" (EPA Guidance) (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Watershed Restoration Success: Nonpoint Sources Addressed - EPA Section 319 Program (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

USGS & EPA Launch Online Portal for Water Quality Information (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Pesticides & Water: EPA Human Health Benchmarks Table Update (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

CAFOs Permit Manual & Nutrient Management (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Fracking Requirements by Interior: Disclosure & UIC Diesel Fuel Use (Proposed Rules & Permitting Guidance) (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Blackfeet Tribe Granted Authority to Administer CWA Water Quality Standards Program (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Green Infrastructure Permitting & Enforcement: EPA Fact Sheets Released for NPDES Programs (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Groundwater Cleanup at Superfund Site in Los Angeles: $6 Million Settlement (Drinking Water Protection) (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Plans: Post-Construction Compliance Guidance Issued by EPA (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

CAFO Reporting Rules: EPA Withdrawal and Revisions (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Groundwater Cleanup: Commingled Treatment System at California Superfund Site (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

US-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program’s Annual Report for 2011 Issued by EPA (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Rain Barrels - Urban Waters Toolkit Available From EPA (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Water Quality Trading-"In It Together: A How-To Reference for Building Point-Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Programs by Cochran, Maness & Lindley (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

Upcoming EPA Drinking Water Proposals by J. Alan Roberson, P.E. (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

Bay Delta Action Plan Released by EPA (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Water Reuse Guidelines - EPA Releases 2012 Update (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Health of Waterways: EPA Releases New Web App (How’s My Waterway app and website) (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Guidelines for Water Reuse (2012) Released by EPA (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

New EPA Stormwater Rules Issued on Logging Roads Runoff Just Before Supreme Court Argument (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Nonpoint Source Guidelines & Grants Released by EPA for States & Territories (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Perchlorate Site Cleanup & Groundwater Investigation by EPA in California (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

"National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change" Released by EPA (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Orphan Mine Sites: "Good Samaritans" Liability Clarified to Encourage Cleanup (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

EPA Fracking Study Update Released: Review & Comment (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Pathogens Rule Update by EPA: Limit for E. Coli (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) - EPA Update Available (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Green Infrastructure Factsheets on Permitting & Enforcement Released by EPA - NPDES Wet Weather Programs (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Uranium Decontamination Cleanup: EPA Five-Year Plan Report on Progress (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Extreme Events Workshop Planner - EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

Total Coliform Rule - EPA Revisions (TWR #109, Water Briefs: March 15, 2013)

Hydraulic Fracturing & Water: Considering the Water Resources Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing by Adam Orford (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

2008-2009 National Rivers and Stream Assessment - EPA Stream Survey (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

US-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program 2012 Annual Report - Released by EPA (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Cleanup Settlement at Goodrich Superfund Site in California (EPA): TCA & Perchlorate (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Keystone XL Pipeline - EPA Raises Objections (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Oil Spill Fine & EPA Enforcement of Clean Water Act: Spill Within Tribal Boundaries (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

EPA Reaches Agreement With ADOT to Improve Stormwater Management (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Mountain-Top Mining: EPA Post-Permit Veto Authority Upheld (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

EPA Proposing to Amend Effluent Limitations Guidelines & Standards for Steam Electric Power Generating (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

EPA’s Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment - $384 Billion Infrastructure Needs (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Endocrine Disruptors: EPA Public Review of Information Collection Request (TWR #113, Water Briefs: July 15, 2013)

Safe Drinking Water Act Fine - Injection Well Violations in Colorado (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

EPA Funding for Small Water & Wastewater Systems: Training & Technical Assistance Grants (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Oregon's Temperature Criteria Standards Rejected by EPA (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

National Stormwater Calculator Released by EPA (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

California's Freshwater Nutrient Numeric Endpoint (NNE) Approach: Re-evaluating the Santa Margarita River Case Study by Thomas, Gindlesperger & Barnard (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Safe Drinking Water Enforcement by EPA on Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado: Underground Injection Control (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Drinking Water Supply in Arizona: BIA Violations & Settlement with EPA (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Numeric Nutrients: EPA Toolkit for Criteria Released (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Proposed Reissuance of NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Industrial Activities (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Quality Trading: USDA - EPA Partnership Expanded (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

"Importance of Water" Report Released by EPA (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

TMDLs: Long-Term Vision for Assessment, Restoration, and Protection Under CWA Section 303(d) (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Oregon's Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program - EPA & NOAA Disapproval Process Begins (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

EPA Enforcement & Compliance Report Issued for 2013 (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

National Stormwater Calculator and Climate Assessment Tool - Phase II Released by EPA (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Riparian Restoration in Wyoming: Coordinated Resource Management - Livestock Grazing Practices (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Fracking Guidance Released by EPA: Underground Injection Control & Diesel Fuels (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Nutrient Pollution - EPA Research Grants (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction - Proposed Rule Released (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

Stormwater Final Rule Published by EPA: Construction & Development (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

EPA Released Enhanced Version of “How’s My Waterway” App & Website (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

California's New Industrial Storm Water Permit by Wendy L. Manley, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, LLP (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Cooling Water Intakes: EPA Standards Finalized (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Illegal Sewage Dump Results in Prison Time and Fine in Washington (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Human Health Water Quality Criteria Updated by EPA (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Fracking Disclosure: EPA's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

PCB Contamination: Record Civil Penalty Announced by EPA in Nevada (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations in the Pacific Northwest by Sanneman, Cochran, Culliney, Furia, Power & Wigington (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Pesticides & Salmon: Buffer Zones Agreement Reached with EPA (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

WaterSense 2013 Report Released (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Rivers and Carbon - USGS Study (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

Mining & Fisheries: EPA Proposal for Bristol Bay, Alaska (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Dam Pollution Settlement: Oil Leakage at Columbia & Snake River Dams and the Clean Water Act (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

GAO Oil & Gas Report: Underground Injection Control Recommendations for EPA's Oversight (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Drinking Water: EPA Funds Two Innovation Centers (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Pesticide Stream Buffers Finalized: Settlement Agreement with EPA (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Tribal Settlement Concerning Drinking & Wastewater Systems Entered by The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal: City of Boise Project by Erika Malmen (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

2015 Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program: EPA Grant Program RFP (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Strontium Regulation: EPA Preliminary Determination (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Green Infrastructure: National "Collaborative" - EPA & White House Council on Environmental Quality (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Duwamish Cleanup: Superfund Final Plan in Seattle Waterway (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Utilities Training & Technical Assistance From EPA - Climate Change Resilience & Readiness (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Drinking Water & Watershed Goals: CWA Toolkit for Water Managers Available (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Fracking Settlement-Fill Material Discharges: Civil Penalty and Restoration in Clean Water Act Case (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

The Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on Electricity Generation and Water Use in Texas (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

EPA Settlement-Uranium Contamination Finalized: $5.15 Billion From Handiwork and Kerr-McGee (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Recreational Criteria for Water Quality Standards: Overview & Technical Support by EPA (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Water Financing: New EPA Build America Investment Initiative (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Green Infrastructure: EPA Financing & Planning Guidance-Incorporating Stormwater Management Plans (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Green Infrastructure: New EPA Presentation & UC Berkeley Report (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Incident Action Checklists: Emergency Checklists for Utilities Prepared by EPA (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Nutrient Reduction Strategies Devised by Hypoxia Task Force-Gulf States (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

EPA Enforcement & Compliance Report for 2014 (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Safe Drinking Water Act Dashboard - Website Compliance Tracking System Announced by EPA (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Clean Water Act Rule Finalized: CWA Jurisdiction (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Algal Toxins: EPA Issues Health Advisory Values (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Mining Violations & Clean Water Act Settlement in Idaho (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

EPA Fracking Study "Draft Assessment" Released (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Fracking Meetings Announced for September & October (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Wastewater Discharge Fine in New Mexico: Proposed Penalties for CWA Violations (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Underground Storage Tank Requirements Strengthened by EPA to Prevent Groundwater Contamination (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Tribal CWA Authorization for Pueblo of Santa Ana in New Mexico (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Cooling Water Intake Website Redesigned by EPA (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

“Waters of the US” Definition: Preliminary Injunction Stops Application of New EPA/Army Corps Rule by David Moon (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Fish Consumption Rate in Washington: EPA Proposes Human Health Criteria Rule (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Sediment Cleanup in Seattle: Penalties Issued for Violations of Cleanup Agreement (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Treatment as a State: Tribal Water Quality Authority Proposal for Streamlining (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

EPA & Water Sector Innovations: Interview with Jeffrey Lape, Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Science & Technology - Conducted by Jakob Wiley (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Phase II MS4 Revision: Settlement Requires EPA to Revise Phase II MS4 Permit & Review Forest Road Runoff Regulation (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Green Infrastructure: EPA Launches Green Infrastructure Wizard" (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Roundup/Glyphosate Classified "Carcinogenic" by California’s EPA (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Steam Electric Plants Toxic Pollutants Discharges: Rule Finalized by EPA (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

EPA’s “Managing Water Quality in the Face of Uncertainty” Report & “Addressing Climate Change in the Water Sector” Website (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Nutrient Recycling: EPA's Livestock Waste Competition (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Forest Roads: EPA Considers Stormwater Discharge Requirements (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Harmful Algal Blooms: EPA Releases Strategic Plan of Drinking Water (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Herbicide Disapproval: EPA Seeks Revocation of Enlist Duo (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Infrastructure Funds: EPA Newsletter & Website (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts by David Moon (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

EPA Enforcement and Compliance Report for 2015 Released (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Office of Inspector General's Report on EPA's Actions & Decision on Alaska’s Bristol Bay Watershed (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Proposed Rule on Regulatory Procedures for Tribes to Obtain TAS for Impaired Water Listing & TMDL Program (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

EPA Enforcement: Seven National Enforcement Initiatives Announced for 2017-2019 (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Sewer Overflows and Stormwater Violations in Kansas: EPA Settlement with City (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Infrastructure: Innovative & Multipurpose Financing Frameworks Developed by Stanford's Water in the West (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Fracking & Drinking Water Sources: Stanford Researchers Show Fracking’s Impact to Drinking Water Sources by Rob Jordan (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Stormwater Regs: New Construction General Permit for NPDES Permits Proposed by EPA (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Reuse & Conservation: EPA Research Funding Announced (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Oil & Gas Lawsuit: EPA Sued Regarding Regulations on Drilling & Fracking Wastes (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Water Quality Standards Development: EPA Recommendations for Priority Actions for States & Tribes (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon by Dishman & Heimbucher (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Stock Pond Permit Settlement: EPA & Landowners Settle Clean Water Act Lawsuit (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Fishing Rights Lead to Coal Terminal Rejection by the Corps of Engineers (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet by Richard M. Glick and Diego Atencio (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

New Mexico v. Colorado: Gold King Mine Waste Spill Lawsuit (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Oil & Gas Effluent Pretreatment Standards Established by EPA for Extraction Category (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Selenium Water Quality Criteria: EPA Publishes Final Chronic Aquatic Life Criterion for Freshwater (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Selenium Rule Proposed by EPA for San Francisco Bay & Delta to Tighten Standards (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

EPA's WaterSense Achievements Since Launch Noted (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Gold King Mine Spill: Navajo Nation Sues EPA/Site Listed on Superfund List (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

Updated Climate Change Risk Assessment Tool for Water Utilities by EPA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

“Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act” - EPA Rule (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Nutrient Pollution Call to Action Memo by EPA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Lead and Copper Exposure: EPA Releases Revisions White Paper (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Stormwater Planning: EPA Long-Term Strategies and Tools (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Drinking Water Plan - Call to Action by EPA for Safety and Reliability (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Drinking Water Impacts - EPA's Final Report Released (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Infrastructure Loans: $1 Billion in New EPA Program Under the Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

EPA Regulations: Too Much, Too Little, or On Track? - Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Portland Harbor Final Cleanup Plan - Record of Decision Released (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Border Pollution: EPA Evaluation Determines "Unacceptable Risk to the Benthic Community” in Columbia River (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Stormwater: 2017 Construction General Permit Regulations issued by EPA (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

Sewer System Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations in Texas (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

PCB Measurement & Removal - The Next Frontier in Microconstituent Regulation: A Case Study of PCBs in Municipal Wastewater Treatment by Stephens, Milne, Klein, Fuchs, Lindsay & Rodenburg (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

Waters of the US: EPA Proposes to Rescind or Revise (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES:

Prioritizing Management & Protection of the Colorado River’s Environmental Resources - Colorado River Research Group (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW / ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS):

Hanford Settlement Between US and Washington: Groundwater Analysis and Environmental Review (TWR #24, Water Briefs: February 15, 2006)

The Colorado River: New Operational Guidelines for Lake Powell and Lake Mead by Fulp, Yoder & Blatchford (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

Crude Oil-By-Rail & the Endangered Species Act: Coming Soon to Train Tracks Near You? by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Dakota Access Pipeline: Army Denies Easement to Cross Under Lake Oahe in North Dakota (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

"ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHT" (Tribal):

Treaty Tribes & Hatcheries by Alan C. Stay (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

 

“ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS”:

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Recommendations for Improving Water Transfers and Access to Water Markets in California (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS:

Environmental Health Risk Data: EPA Website Launched (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARD (Impact):

Las Vegas Water Rights Decision - Judge Overturns State Engineer Approvals by David Moon (TWR #119: Jan. 15, 2014)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL TRACERS:

Groundwater in the US: USGS Surveys Identify Aquifers and Assess Water Quality (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL USE:

Recommendations for Improving Water Transfers and Access to Water Markets in California (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

Water Rights Settlement in Oklahoma: Tribes, City and State (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

EQUAL FOOTING DOCTRINE:

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

EQUAL PROTECTION (see also DUE PROCESS):

Texas Takings Case: Procedural Rulings - Claims Dismissed (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

EQUITABLE APPORTIONMENT / EQUITABLE ALLOCATION (see also COMPACTS):

Las Vegas Water: Governor Releases Utah Water Lawyers' Report on the Snake Valley Water Agreement (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Interstate Water Compacts: The US Supreme Court's Tarrant Decision and the Risk of Silence by Steven Richardson (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Rio Grande Compact - Lawsuit Between Texas & New Mexico: U.S. Solicitor General's Brief Filed (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update & Summary by Sarah A. Bond (TWR #130: Dec. 15, 2014)

Interstate Water Dispute: Florida v. Georgia in the Supreme Court (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado by Jay Stein (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Rio Grande Compact: Special Master Report Issued in Texas v. New Mexico (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

Texas v. New Mexico: Rio Grande Litigation (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

Florida v. Georgia: Equitable Apportionment Denial (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

EQUITABLE AUTHORITY:

Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case by David Moon (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

EQUITABLE DEFENSES:

Tribal Groundwater Case: Water Districts' Equitable Defenses Denied (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

EQUITABLE POWERS or EQUITY:

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

EQUITABLE PRINCIPLES:

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

EROSION / EROSION HAZARD:

2008-2009 National Rivers and Stream Assessment - EPA Stream Survey (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Oregon's Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program - EPA & NOAA Disapproval Process Begins (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Riparian Restoration in Wyoming: Coordinated Resource Management - Livestock Grazing Practices (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Synthesis Report (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Accommodation Doctrine Held to Apply to Groundwater Interests in Texas (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Water Quality Trading: Federal Agencies Provide Support for Growing Markets (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

High-Flow Pulse: Grand Canyon Flooding by Department of the Interior (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

ESPAM Model:

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

“ESTABLISHED” FARMING:

Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

ESTUARY or ESTUARIES:

Estuaries Restoration - NOAA Inventory Released  (TWR #5, Water Briefs: July 15, 2004)

Instream Flow Decision: Nonprofit Applications Upheld in Texas (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Gulf Coast Restoration: EPA Ecosystem Strategy Released (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Dam Removal Impacts Study on Elwha River Sediment Release (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Environmental Flows: TCEQ Approves New Permit Rules for Several Rivers and Bays (Surface Water) (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Bay Delta Action Plan Released by EPA (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Northwest Hydropower & Fish: Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery Efforts Update by F. Lorraine Bodi (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Green Infrastructure: EPA Financing & Planning Guidance-Incorporating Stormwater Management Plans (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

State of the Sound Report Released in Washington (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Santa Monica Bay: 2015 State of the Bay Report Released (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Northwest Indians Fishery Commission: “The State of Our Watersheds Report” - Salmon Recovery (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Fisheries & Flows: Draft Scientific Basis Report by SWRCB for Sacramento River & Bay-Delta (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

EVAPORATION or EVAPORATIVE LOSS:

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration by Justin D. Lavene and Marcus A. Powers (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Evapotranspiration Mapping - Idaho Innovation Receives Award (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Republican River Special Master's Report Issued: Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Interstate Water Dispute: Florida v. Georgia in the Supreme Court (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Banking & Storage Agreement Between SNWA and MWD Supplements California Supplies During Drought (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Reservoir Evaporation Losses in the West Studied (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Floating Solar Program in Japan: Benefits of Floating Plants (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Tribal Settlement in Kansas: State & Kickapoo Tribe Reach Agreement on Tribe's Water Right (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Spotted Frog ESA Agreement Reached in Oregon: Temporary Boost in Flows & Long-Term Plan Consultation (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

EVAPOTRANSPIRATION:

Groundwater Declines Due to Intensive Irrigation: USGS Columbia Plateau Aquifer Study (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

EVIDENCE / EVIDENTIARY PROOF (see also BURDEN OF PROOF):

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

EXCEEDANCE RESPONSE ACTION:

California's New Industrial Storm Water Permit by Wendy L. Manley, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, LLP (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

 

EXCEEDENCE FLOWS (EXCEEDANCE STANDARDS):

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

"EXCESS WATER":

Acquavella Update: Washington's 36-Year Old Water Rights Adjudication Nears An End by Jeff Kray (TWR #115: Sept. 15, 2013)

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

EXCHANGE of Water (Alternative Sources of Water):

Colorado River Water Uses: 21st Century Solutions for the Colorado River Basin's Unbalanced Uses by Drew Beckwith (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Northwest Water Banking: Meeting Instream and Out of Stream Water Needs in the Pacific Northwest by Cronin & Fowler (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

Reclamation Announces Actions & Strategies to Improve Water Supplies for California's Central Valley Project (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

The Southern Delivery System - Getting to the Finish Line: Planning, Permitting & Constructing by John A. Fredell (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Transbasin Water Exchanges in Colorado: "Lawn Irrigation Return Flows" (LIRFs) (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Groundwater/Surface Water Exchange Agreement Signed: Reclamation & Irrigation District (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

"Conserved Water" Statute in Oregon: Change in Use from Irrigation to Instream Flow Approved (Canal Lining) (TWR #116, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013)

Water Exchange & Mitigation: Water Rights Purchases Hydrate Water Bank & Rechage Aquifer - Mitigation in Closed Basin by Moon (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Watershed Planning Implementation and Flow Achievement: Washington Grant Cycle (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Water Transfers Program by Reclamation Proposed for Voluntary Water Transfers in California (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Flow Restoration During Severe Drought: Washington Enters Uncharted Territory by Amanda E. Cronin (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Drought Resiliency - Projects Selected by Reclamation (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Reclaimed Water Enhanced Water Supply - Brightwater Recycled Water: New water, New Solutions for the Sammamish River by Jacque Klug (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Truckee River Operating Agreement Begins: Interstate Allocations (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

EXCLUSIONS:

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

EXEMPT GROUNDWATER (see also “EXEMPT” WELLS:

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

 

"EXEMPT WELLS” (PERMIT EXEMPT):

Washington Water Regulation: New Department of Ecology Director Jay Manning, Interview by David C. Moon, Editor (TWR #23, Jan. 15, 2006)

Western States Water Update: Western States Water Council Meets in Montana by David C. Moon (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

Exempt Wells in Washington: Interim Management Limitations and Groundwater Study (TWR #46, Water Briefs: December 15, 2007)

Domestic Wells in New Mexico: Senior Water Rights Protected in Court Decision (TWR #54, Water Briefs: August 15, 2008)

Groundwater and Water Availability: Colorado Decision on Exempt Wells and the No Injury Rule (TWR #59, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2009)

Ground Water Availability & The No Injury Rule: Domestic Well Owners Protected in Colorado by David Moon (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Groundwater Wells Exempt Use Report Released by Oregon Water Resources Department (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

“Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It” - Interview with Author Robert Glennon by Moon (TWR #64: June 15, 2009)

Exempt Wells Closure: Groundwater Clarification in Washington (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Exempt Groundwater: New Recording Rules in Oregon (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Ecology Establishes Water Exchange for Exempt Wells Mitigation (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

Exempt Wells: Washington Attorney General's Opinion Issued (TWR #68, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2009)

Exempt Wells Petition Filed: Ranchers' Water Rights Threatened (TWR #70, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2009)

Unsustainable Stockwater Exemptions: Washington Experience Illustrates Exempt Well Contentions by Rachael Paschal Osborn (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Groundwater Mitigation in Washington: Bank for New Groundwater Rights (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Montana Reports Released on Coalbed Methane and Exempt Wells (TWR #72, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2010)

Exempt Wells in the West: Complications & Compromises by Nathan Bracken (TWR #74, April 15, 2010)

Exempt Wells Hearing in Montana: Water Right Appropriation Rules (TWR #74, Water Briefs: April 15, 2010)

Exempt Wells Decision in Washington: Feedlot Use Exempted Without Volume Restriction (TWR #75, Water Briefs: May 15, 2010)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Exempt Wells Decision in Washington (Stockwater) - Correction (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Exempt Well Decision in South Dakota: Domestic v. Commercial Use (Tribal Opposition) (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Exempt Well Ruling in Montana: Rulemaking to Follow (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Exempt Wells Ruling Reversed in New Mexico (Bounds Decision) (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Exempt Well Lawsuit Settlement: New State Rules in Montana Forthcoming (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Tribal Protection: Exempt Wells Moratorium in Washington (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Exempt Wells Decision & Land Use Ruling in Washington: Developers Misuse of Exemption (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Exempt Well Decision in Washington: Stockwater Exemption Unlimited (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

Local Land Use Decisions & Water Supply Considerations: New Rules from the Washington Supreme Court by Dave Monthie (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

Northwest Water Banking: Meeting Instream and Out of Stream Water Needs in the Pacific Northwest by Cronin & Fowler (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

New Mexico's Exempt Wells Decision & Protection for Senior Water Users by David Moon (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Instream Flows Decision in Washington: Protection from Impairment - Reserved Use Rule (Reservation) Invalid by David Moon (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Water Exchange & Mitigation: Water Rights Purchases Hydrate Water Bank & Rechage Aquifer - Mitigation in Closed Basin by Moon (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits by Thomas M. Pors (TWR #124: June 15, 2014)

Instream Rules in Washington: Repeal Denied for Skagit River/New Rule for Spokane River (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis by Jakob Wiley (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

New Groundwater Guidance: “Focus on New Groundwater Uses: The Groundwater Permit Exemption” (TWR #138, Water Briefs: August 15, 2015)

Instream Flows & the Public Interest: Washington State Permit with Mitigation Conditions Overturned by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Northwest Indians Fishery Commission: “The State of Our Watersheds Report” - Salmon Recovery (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Interview with Director John E. Tubbs: DNRC Director on the Exempt Wells Decision by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Moving Forward Following the Hirst Decision: Interview with Dave Christensen, Washington Department of Ecology by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

EXISTING RIGHTS:

California Groundwater Regulation - Into the Trenches: An Early Assessment of California’s New Groundwater Legislation by David Aladjem (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

"EXPECTANCY" DAMAGES:

Federal Breach of Contract: Reclamation Loses Appeal on Breach of Contract Claim by David Moon (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

 

EXPERIMENTAL POPULATION DESIGNATION:

ESA Experimental Population: NMFS' First Proposed Designation a Win-Win for Water Users and Steelhead by Filippi & Maag (TWR #89: July 15, 2011)

ESA Experimental Population: ESA Fish Designation Proposed in Washington (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

 

EXPERT WITNESSES or EXPERTS:

Colorado Water Law Decision (TWR #12, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2005)

Groundwater and Water Availability: Colorado Decision on Exempt Wells and the No Injury Rule (TWR #59, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2009)

Ground Water Availability & The No Injury Rule: Domestic Well Owners Protected in Colorado by David Moon (TWR #60: Feb. 15, 2009)

Water Court Rules Revised in Colorado: Expert Witness Rules (TWR #61, Water Briefs: March 15, 2009)

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration by Justin D. Lavene and Marcus A. Powers (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Snake River Basin Adjudication: Lessons Learned by Eric J. Wildman (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Whooping Crane ESA Case: Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider ESA “Take” Challenge by David Moon (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

 

EXPIRATION OF PERMIT:

Fish Hatchery Clean Water Act Ruling: Federal Discharges Ruled Unlawful by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

EXPLICIT EXCEPTION TO RULE:

Instream Flows Decision in Washington: Explicit Exceptions in Rules Result in Decreased Minimums (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

EXPORT RESTRICTIONS (see also TRANSFERS):

Interstate Water Allocation by Christopher H. Meyer, Givens Pursley LLP (Boise, Idaho) (TWR #42: August 15, 2007)

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Major Legislation & Remaining Issues by Alf Brandt (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Texas Water Law Litigation by Brian L. Sledge and Jason T. Hill (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Delta Decisions: Salmon & Smelt Court Rulings in California (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

Coalbed Methane Produced Groundwater: A Survey of Western Water Law Regulation by Sarah A. Klahn & Jack Tuholske (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Tribal Issues in Oklahoma: Water Policy in Former Indian Territory-Chickasaw, Choctaw & Oklahoma (Sardis Reservoir) by Greetham (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Water Rights & Regulatory Authority Issues: Chickasaw & Choctaw Nations File Lawsuit Opposing Water Transfer by David Moon (TWR #91: Sept. 15, 2011)

Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States by Evan Mortimer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

EXPORT OF WATER:

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

EXPOSED POPULATION:

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

 

EXTENSIONS of RIGHTS:

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Rio Grande Lawsuit: WildEarth Guardians Seek Historical Beneficial Use Accounting for Water Rights (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

EXTENSIONS OF TIME (PERMITS):

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Fish Hatchery Clean Water Act Ruling: Federal Discharges Ruled Unlawful by David Moon (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

EXTERNALITIES:

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

EXTERNALIZED COSTS:

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

"EXTINCTION" BY REUSE OF WATER:

The Southern Delivery System - Getting to the Finish Line: Planning, Permitting & Constructing by John A. Fredell (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

 

"EXTRA DUTY" LANDS:

CSKT Water Rights Compact Unratified: Montana Legislature Refuses to Ratify Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Compact by Weiner & Stermitz (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

 

EXTREME WEATHER:

"Water/Wastewater Utilities and Extreme Climate and Weather Events" - Report Released (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Synthesis Report (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Water Management Innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony of Harlan Kelly (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Extreme Weather Database & Maps by Western Watershed Assessment (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FACILITY ANALYSIS:

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

FACT-SPECIFIC DETERMINATION:

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FACTUAL FINDING:

Drought Enforcement in California - Dismissals Proposed Due to Failure to Prove Water Not Available (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

 

FAILURE TO ACT:

American Society of Civil Engineers Publishes Infrastructure Report Card (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

FAILURE TO CONSULT:

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

FAILURE TO REPORT:
Mining Violations & Clean Water Act Settlement in Idaho (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

 

FALLOWING LAND:

Colorado River Water Uses: 21st Century Solutions for the Colorado River Basin's Unbalanced Uses by Drew Beckwith (TWR #93: Nov. 15, 2011)

Water Transfers in the West by Carlee Brown (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

California’s Water Market, By the Numbers, Update 2012 (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Colorado's Water Plan by Jayla Ryan Poppleton (TWR #123: May 15, 2014)

Water Transfers Program by Reclamation Proposed for Voluntary Water Transfers in California (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Improving the Federal Response to Drought: Five Areas for Reform - PPIC Water Policy Center Report (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

FALLOWING-LEASING:

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness by Martinsson & Gutwein (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

FALSE SUBSIDIES:

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

“FATAL-FLAW” or FATAL FLAW ANALYSIS:

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

FECAL COLIFORM:

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

FEDERAL FARM PROGRAM:

Improving the Federal Response to Drought: Five Areas for Reform - PPIC Water Policy Center Report (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE & RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA):

WALMART Pleads Guilty to CWA, FIFRA, & RCRA Violations (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

FEDERAL INVESTMENTS:

Water Investments: Principles, Requirements & Guidelines for Federal investments Released (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

 

FEDERALISM:

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

FEDERAL LAND ISSUES:

Easements On and Over Federal Lands by Daniel H. Israel (TWR #8: Oct. 15, 2004)

Canal Easement - Federal Lawsuit in Oregon (TWR #10, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2004)

Rights-of-Way Across Federal Lands: Easement Decision by 9th Circuit by David C. Moon (TWR #30: August 15, 2006)

National Forest Activities: Gold Mining Decision Has Wide Implications by David Moon (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

Colorado and Western Water Law: A Continuing Alchemy by Justice Greg Hobbs (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Water Delivery - Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon & Washington by Filippi, O'Connell & Beaton (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

EPA Stormwater Guidance for Federal Agencies (TWR #71, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010)

Water Rights & Grazing Activities on BLM Land: Decision Overturns Bush Administration Regulations (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Irrigation Diversions & ESA Impacts on Federal Lands (BiOp Finds Jeopardy & Requires Minimum Flows) (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Treaty Tribes & Hatcheries by Alan C. Stay (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

State Trust Lands Decision by Arizona Supreme Court - No Federal Reserved Rights (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Fracking Rule for Public & Indian Lands Proposed by Interior (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

USFS Direction for Groundwater Resources in Forests & Grasslands & Governors' Concerns (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

FEDERAL NEXUS:

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Improving the Federal Response to Drought: Five Areas for Reform - PPIC Water Policy Center Report (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

FEDERAL POWER ACT (see also FERC):

Federal Power Act Preempts Damage Claims Under State Tort Law - Fifth Circuit Ruling (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

 

FEDERAL PROJECT (CALIFORNIA):

Fisheries & Flows: Draft Scientific Basis Report by SWRCB for Sacramento River & Bay-Delta (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FEDERAL PROJECTS:

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Fisheries & Flows: Draft Scientific Basis Report by SWRCB for Sacramento River & Bay-Delta (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FEDERAL RESPONSE:

Improving the Federal Response to Drought: Five Areas for Reform - PPIC Water Policy Center Report (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

FEDERAL WATER MASTER:

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Republican River Special Master's Report Issued: Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v. Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers by David Moon (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

FEDERAL WATER RIGHTS & FEDERAL RESERVED WATER RIGHTS (see also Reserved Rights, Tribal Water Rights, and Adjudications):

Colorado McCarran Amendment Ruling by David C. Moon  (TWR #10: Dec. 15, 2004)

Southwest Water Decisions: Arizona Water Settlements Act, Indian Reserved Rights, Adjudications by McGinnis & Alberts (TWR #20: October 15, 2005)

Tribal Water Rights Update: John Echohawk - Indian Water Law Elder by David C. Moon, Editor (TWR #23, Jan. 15, 2006)

Former Decree Precludes San Carlos Apache Tribe's Claims in Gila Adjudication in Arizona (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Untapping Tribal Waters: Tribal Water Marketing Expanding by Clay J. Landry and Christina Quinn (TWR #35: January 15, 2007)

Colorado and Western Water Law: A Continuing Alchemy by Justice Greg Hobbs (TWR #36, February 15, 2007)

Klamath Dams - Agency Fish Passage Mandates Finalized (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

California Water Rights Fees: Regulations Overturned by Kristin Castaños, Somach, Simmons & Dunn (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

Tribal Water Rights Decision: Unquantified Reserved Rights & State Regulation by David Moon (TWR #39: May 15, 2007)

Water Delivery - Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon & Washington by Filippi, O'Connell & Beaton (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Streamflows in the Rocky Mountain West: Strategies to Protect and Restore "Environmental Flows" by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II by Glen Spain (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Tribal Water Rights: Current Issues & Relevant Background by Robert T. Anderson (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Water Rights & Grazing Activities on BLM Land: Decision Overturns Bush Administration Regulations (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Reclaimed Water & Water Rights Impairment: Draft Reclaimed Water Rules in Washington State by Dave Monthie (TWR #89: July 15, 2011)

Negotiating Indian Water Rights Claims: 12th Biennial Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights by Killoren (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Oklahoma Adjudication Removed to Federal Court (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Treaty Tribes & Hatcheries by Alan C. Stay (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - U.S. v. Anderson by Robin G. McPherson (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Arizona Groundwater Use Decision: Groundwater Plan for Development Project Rejected by David Moon (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Colorado River Basin Studies Released: Tribal Non-Consumptive Water Uses and Research Needs in the Basin (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

The Winters Doctrine & Tribal Groundwater: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District et al. by David Moon (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

FEDERAL WATER POLICY:

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies & the Trump Administration by Sean Taylor (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

FEEDLOT:

Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court by David Moon, Editor (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

FEE LAND IRRIGATORS:

CSKT Water Rights Compact Unratified: Montana Legislature Refuses to Ratify Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Compact by Weiner & Stermitz (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

 

FEES / FEE STRUCTURE:

Montana Adjudication Legislation: Fee Bill (TWR #15, Water Briefs: May 15, 2005)

Municipal Water Rights in New Mexico: Various Approaches and Development Impacts by James Brockmann (TWR #31; September 15, 2006)

Phoenix Water Planning: Water Resources Plan - The 2005 Update by Tom Buschatzke (TWR #32: October 15, 2006)

Water Rights Fees Overturned in California Court Decision (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

California Water Rights Fees: Regulations Overturned by Kristin Castaños (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

NPDES Fees: EPA Incentives Program (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

California Groundwater Management Reform: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Signed by David Moon (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

FEMA (FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY):

National Flood Insurance & the Endangered Species Act - National Flood Insurance in a Post-Jeopardy Environment: FEMA's "Reasonable and Prudent Alternative" Implementation for the Puget Sound Biological Opinion by Mark G. Eberlein (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

Flood insurance Program: The Changing Landscape of Floodplain Insurance & Regulation by Molly Lawrence (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Floodplain Projects: Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

FERC: FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (see also HYDROPOWER):

FERC: New Technologies (Wave, Current & Instream Projects) (TWR #37, Water Briefs: March 15, 2007)

Toxic Discharges from Dams: Clean Water Act & Nuisance Lawsuits (Klamath River) (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Water Quality Standards & Hydropower Dams: Finding Concrete Solutions by Rebecca Sherman, Brett Swift and Rick Eichstaedt (TWR #45, Nov. 15, 2007)

FERC Hydropower Relicensing: First Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) License Issued (TWR #47, Water Briefs: January 15, 2008)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: A Convergence of Opportunity by Paul Simmons (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Water Quality Section 401 Certification: Avista Dams and FERC Relicensing (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

EPA Reversal on 303(d) Listing: Klamath River Decision (TWR #50, Water Briefs: April 15, 2008)

Water Quality Ruling on Authority of California & FERC - Klamath Dams (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

FERC Water Quality Permit (401 Certification) for Spokane River (TWR #53, Water Briefs: July 15, 2008)

Hydroelectric Relicensing and Tribal Religious Claims: FERC's Increase of Minimum Flows Upheld by David C. Moon (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

Hydro Project Settlement: Tacoma Power & Skokomish Tribal Nation Reach Detailed Agreement (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Dams & Temperature MOU Addresses Spokane River Hydro Issues for Washington, Idaho and Coeur d'Alene Tribe (TWR #60, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2009)

Ecomarket Approaches to Addressing Water Quality Obligations: Legal Overview and the Hells Canyon Test Case by Glick & Nocar (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Kalispel Tribe & Utility Settlement: Hydropower Relicensing (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Balancing Resource Protection & Economic Development: An Early Assessment of Emerging Water Policies in the Obama Administration by Sensiba & Swenson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Charting a New Direction by Glen Spain (TWR #70: Dec. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II by Glen Spain (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Small Hydroelectric Agreement - Colorado & FERC Enter Into MOU (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Tribal Interests, Instream Flows & Hydropower Licensing: Using the Licensing Process to Address Tribal Concerns by Mason Morisset (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

Endangered Fish Reintroduction: Collaboration Trumps Conflict at Whychus Creek by Pamela Thalacker (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Federal Power Act Preempts Damage Claims Under State Tort Law - Fifth Circuit Ruling (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Tribal Hydro: Salish and Kootenai Tribes - First Tribe-Owned Hydro Project (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Klamath Dams Removal: New Agreement Announced to Move Forward With Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Dam Removal: New Klamath River Agreements Signed (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool by Glick & Smith (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program by Baczkowski, Myers, Swanson & Wigington (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

FERTILIZER / FERTILIZER USE:

Agricultural Conservation Innovation Grants Funded by USDA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Nutrient Pollution Call to Action Memo by EPA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FIDUCIARY:

Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? by Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

FILED RIGHTS:

Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea and Water Master Madeleine Weisz (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

 

FILL AND REMOVAL:

Idaho and Corps Enforcement (TWR #1, Water Briefs: March 15, 2004)

Corps Dredging Regulation: District Court Strikes Down Tulloch II Dredging Rule by Steve Richardson and Sam Kalen (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Mine Slurry Permit: Corps v. EPA Authority (TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Clean Water Act Enforcement in Alaska: Wetlands and Streams Damaged (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Illegal Stream Fill Settlement in California: $500,000 in Restoration Stipulated (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

FILTERS:

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

FILTRATION MEMBRANES:

Water & Power: Reclamation Science & Technology Development Projects (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FINAL AGENCY ACTION:

Clean Water Act Decision: Jurisdictional Determination Appealable Immediately (TWR #148, Water Briefs: June 15, 2016)

“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet by Richard M. Glick and Diego Atencio (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

FINALITY:

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? by Roderick Walston (TWR #157: March 15, 2017)

 

FINANCE or FINANCING (see also FUNDING):

Water Financing: New EPA Build America Investment Initiative (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Drought-Proofing Oklahoma by J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas by Steve Kosub (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

EPA & Water Sector Innovations: Interview with Jeffrey Lape, Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Science & Technology - Conducted by Jakob Wiley (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Natural Resource Investment Center Established by Department of Interior (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary by Jungreis and Van Ligten (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Released by EPA (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Infrastructure: Innovative & Multipurpose Financing Frameworks Developed by Stanford's Water in the West (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Liquid Assets: Investing for Impact in the Colorado Basin - Investment Blueprint Released (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Water for Instream Flows: What Factors Influence the Expansion of Environmental Water Markets? by Bennett, Burns, Leon, Merz, Song & Libecap (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Agricultural Conservation Innovation Grants Funded by USDA (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Infrastructure Loans: $1 Billion in New EPA Program Under the Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

FINANCIAL ABILITY / FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY:

Nuclear Water Rights: Transfers From Irrigation Use to Nuclear Power Upheld by Appeals Court (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective by Sarah Klahn (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

“FINGERPRINT” QUALITY:

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

FIREFIGHTING FOAM (see also FLAME RETARDANTS):

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FIRE and FIRE IMPACT:

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Conservation in the Mountain West Survey Announced by Colorado College: Key Public Lands Issues (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FIRM SUPPLY:

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

“FIRST IN TIME FIRST IN RIGHT” (see also WATER RIGHT & PRIOR APPROPRIATION DOCTRINE:

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

FIRST NATIONS:

Aboriginal Title Decision in Canada: Implementation of Natural Resource and Energy Policy (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Shared Responsibility: Governing the Use of Water & Related Resources in the International Columbia River Basin Through the Prism of Tribes and First Nations (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

 

FISH CONSUMPTION RATE:

Mercury Contamination: A West Coast Perspective by Katherine Futornick, Gary Bigham, and Betsy Henry (TWR #31; September 15, 2006)

Tribal Fish Consumption and Water Quality Standards by J.D. Williams (TWR #32: October 15, 2006)

Mercury Study of Rivers in West Released (EPA & OSU) (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

Tribal Contamination: Risk-Assessment Guidance Manual Released (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Columbia River Toxics: EPA's Columbia River Basin State of the River Report for Toxics by Mary Lou Soscia and Kim Johnson (TWR #58: December 15, 2008)

Mercury Advisory: Fish Consumption Limits in Arizona (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Fish Consumption & Tribes: Revised Water Quality Standards in Oregon (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Mercury Contamination in Arizona: Fish Consumption Advisory Issued by ADEQ (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Polluted Waters List: 303(d) List Submitted by California (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Toxic Pollutants Standards & Fish Consumption Rate: EPA Approves Oregon's CWA Revisions (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

Fish Consumption Rate: Public Invited to Comment on Dept. of Ecology's Technical Support Document (TWR #103, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2012)

Stormwater Regulation & Management: Overview of Current Trends by Hardebeck, Holloway, Monsey, Heibrun & Chase (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Ecology by Chris Pitre (TWR #114: August 15, 2013)

Mercury Fish Consumption Report by EPA: Women's Blood-Levels Decline (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Fish Consumption Rates: Idaho DEQ Implementing Statewide Survey for Water Quality Criteria (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Fish Consumption: FDA & EPA Issue Updated Draft Advice (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest by Michael Campbell (TWR #126: August 15, 2014)

Fish Consumption Rate: Water Quality Standards Proposed in Washington State (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Fish Consumption Rule & Toxics Standards Proposal for Washington (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Fish Consumption Rate in Washington: EPA Proposes Human Health Criteria Rule (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Fish Consumption Rule Drafted by Washington's Ecology: State v. Federal Clean Water Act Rules (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Tribal Water Quality: Funding From EPA for Monitoring the San Juan River in Arizona (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

Wastewater Cleanup in Spokane River: Court Finds NPDES Permit Inadequate (TWR #151, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2016)

PCB Measurement & Removal - The Next Frontier in Microconstituent Regulation: A Case Study of PCBs in Municipal Wastewater Treatment by Stephens, Milne, Klein, Fuchs, Lindsay & Rodenburg (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

FISHERIES (see also ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT):

2004 Report to Congress: NOAA Fisheries (TWR #8, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2004)

Delisting Criteria: NOAA Draft for Coho Salmon (TWR #8, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2004)

NOAA Fisheries Draft Strategic Plan 2005-2010 (TWR #9, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2004)

Friant Dam and San Joaquin River Fisheries Restoration: Reasonable Remedies? by Christopher H. Calfee (TWR #17: July 15, 2005)

CWA & ESA Intersections - Water Quality & ESA Section 7: Northwest Examples by Melanie J. Rowland (TWR #25: March 15, 2006)

Native & Non-Native Fish: USGS Study (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Hydropower Relicensing: Fish Passage Proposal by PacifiCorp (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

San Joaquin Settlement: Friant Dam Litigation by Harrison C. Dunning (TWR #33: Nov. 15, 2006)

Klamath: The Forgotten Basin? by Glen Spain, Institute for Fisheries Resources (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

Fish Recovery Multi-Agency Cooperation (San Juan River Basin) (TWR #34, Water Briefs: December 15, 2006)

ESA & CWA: Endangered Species Act Influences on EPA's Clean Water Act Programs (The Washington State Example) by Palmer (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Pipeline Releases Ammonia: Criminal CWA Penalty of $1 Million (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: A Convergence of Opportunity by Paul Simmons (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Willamette River Basin Fish Restoration-"Stepping Stones:" Supporting Prioritized Restoration and Investment in Multiple Ecosystem Services by David W. Hulse and Stanley V. Gregory (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

"Recovery Crediting System" Guidance Developed by USFWS for Endangered Species (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Fish Habitat: NOAA Mapping Tool Online (TWR #58, Water Briefs: December 15, 2008)

Mercury Contamination in Fish: USGS Nationwide Study (TWR #67: September 15, 2009)

Ammonia Spills in Nebraska & Kansas: $3.65 Million Clean Water Act Penalty (TWR #67, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2009)

USFWS Expenditures for Threatened & Endangered Species: Study for FY 2007 Released (TWR #69, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2009)

Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II by Glen Spain (TWR #71: Jan. 15, 2010)

Instream Flow Program Annual Report for 2009: California Fish & Game Department (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Restoring the San Joaquin River: Restoration Program Update & Status Report by Alicia Gasdick & Margaret Gidding (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Delta Decisions: Salmon & Smelt Court Rulings in California (TWR #76, Water Briefs: June 15, 2010)

California Water Regulation: Farm Bureau Challenges State Fish & Game Department Authority by Joseph M. Carpenter (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Tribal Instream Rights: Important Settlement Reached on Klamath Basin Challenges by Douglas MacDougal (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe by William H. Fronczak (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Protecting Tribal Fishing Rights - Fixing Culverts that Block Fish Passage: Ruling on Washington Treaty Responsibilities Expected Soon by Matthew Love & Chris Zentz (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Bull Trout Habitat: USFWS Revises Critical Habitat Designation (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Key Tribal Water Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #83: Jan. 15, 2011)

Stream Flow and the Impact of Dams: USGS Study on Dam Operations & Fish Habitat (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Aquatic Ecosystems: EPA Proposed Protection Standards (TWR #86, Water Briefs: April 15, 2011)

Tribal Water Rights and the Colorado River Reallocation Through Forbearance Agreements by Mason D. Morisset (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

ESA Improvement: USFWS & NOAA Fisheries Effort (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Criminal Clean Water Act Violation: DARIGOLD Pleads Guilty (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

ESA Experimental Population: ESA Fish Designation Proposed in Washington (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Tribal Fish Accord Between Federal Agencies & Kalispel Tribe (Columbia Basin) (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

BiOp Rejected Again: Columbia River Plan Found Arbitrary & Capricious (Specific Mitigation Plan Not Identified) (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Schedule for Effects Analysis & EIS/EIR (June 2012) (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

National Research Council's Report Released: "A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California's Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan" (TWR #91, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2011)

Klamath Dam Removal: Removal Studies Released by Department of Interior (TWR #92, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2011)

Columbia River Instream Atlas: Washington's Ecology Releases Draft Tool (TWR #93, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2011)

NOAA Enforcement Draft Priorities Released (Public Comment Through January 9)(TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Aquatic Bioassessment USGS Database: BioData Retrieval System (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Instream Flow Assessment - The Science of the Art: Approaches to Evaluating Riverine Aquatic Habitat by Thomas R. Payne (TWR #95: Jan. 15, 2012)

Tribal Instream Rights Held Valid in Klamath Adjudication (Hunting, Fishing, Trapping & Gathering) (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

NOAA Enforcement Priorities Document Released (TWR #99, Water Briefs: May 15, 2012)

Endangered Fish Reintroduction: Collaboration Trumps Conflict at Whychus Creek by Pamela Thalacker (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Kalispel Tribe Agreement With Federal Agencies: Habitat & Fish Stocks in Columbia Basin (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Stored Water Release Planned to Supplement Klamath River Flows to Avoid Fish Kills: Reclamation Findings (TWR #102, Water Briefs: August 15, 2012)

Northwest Hydropower & Fish: Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery Efforts Update by F. Lorraine Bodi (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

State of Our Watersheds - Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Report Released (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Dam & Obstructions Removal - USFWS Fish Passage Report (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

The Future of the Columbia River Treaty by Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary & Barbara Cosens (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Instream Water Rights in California: Tribes Criticize USFS' Endangered Species Act Inaction (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan: Strange Bedfellows Take Risks, Find Common Ground by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Klamath Dam Removal Overview Report (Interior): An Assessment of Science and Technical Information Released (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

NOAA Enforcement: Division Enforcement Priorities for 2013 (Draft) Released for Comment (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Salmon Returns - Ocean Conditions Aid Predictions: NOAA-OSU Study (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Critical Habitat for Lower Columbia River Coho & Puget Sound Steelhead: Comments Closing Soon (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Interior Released FEIS on Klamath River Dam Removal & New Management Plan Dispute (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Reclamation Announces Actions & Strategies to Improve Water Supplies for California's Central Valley Project (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Mono Lake Settlement in California Addresses Tributary Streamflows & Other Actions (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Update: Draft Regional Recommendation Released (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Klamath Settlement "Agreement in Principle" Reached Between Klamath Tribes and "Off-Project" Irrigators (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

ESA Settlement by Karuk Tribe & Irrigation District: Dams & Diversions on Shasta River (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Fish Passage & Treaty Obligations: Washington State "Culvert Case" Before the Ninth Circuit by David Moon (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska: EPA Report (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Hatchery v. Wild Fish: ESA/NEPA Decision in Oregon Federal District Court (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Instream Flow Leasing in Colorado by Zach Smith and Edalin Koziol (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

Riparian Restoration in Wyoming: Coordinated Resource Management - Livestock Grazing Practices (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Hatchery v. Wild Fish Dispute: Settlement Severely Limits Releases (ESA Evaluation Needed) (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Pesticides & Salmon: Buffer Zones Agreement Reached with EPA (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

New Zealand Mudsnail Infestations: Public Policy Implications by Paul Bucich & Kit Paulsen (TWR #126: Aug. 15, 2014)

Mining & Fisheries: EPA Proposal for Bristol Bay, Alaska (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Federal Breach of Contract: Reclamation Loses Appeal on Breach of Contract Claim by David Moon (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Increases Flow Releases - Lower Klamath River Supplement from Trinity Reservoir (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Pesticide Stream Buffers Finalized: Settlement Agreement with EPA (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Pesticide Use & Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (Congressional Research Service) by Claudia Copeland (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Duwamish Cleanup: Superfund Final Plan in Seattle Waterway (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Projects (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Huge Instream Donation: Water Supply/Trust Program in Washington (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Instream Rules in Washington: Repeal Denied for Skagit River/New Rule for Spokane River (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

“Underground Regulation” — Agency Rulemaking & the California Administrative Procedures Act by Damien Schiff (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

State of Salmon in Watersheds Report & Interactive Website in Washington State (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Authors' Responses: Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Drought Resiliency - Projects Selected by Reclamation (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Water Released for Salmon by Reclamation - Injunction by Irrigation Districts Denied (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Reservoir Release in Colorado - Lease Agreement for Instream Flow to Benefit Endangered Fish (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Groundwater Declines Due to Intensive Irrigation: USGS Columbia Plateau Aquifer Study (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Alaska Instream Water Applications Decision: “Public Interest” and the “Most Beneficial Use” by Moon (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Oregon Forestry Sets Riparian Buffers for Temperature Requirements (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Transboundary Cooperation in the International Columbia River Basin: A Preliminary Assessment of Existing Arrangements & Future Prospects (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Reclaimed Water Enhanced Water Supply - Brightwater Recycled Water: New water, New Solutions for the Sammamish River by Jacque Klug (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Fishery Regulations in California: Information Order & Potential Fines For Noncompliance (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Climate Change Report on Oregon's Willamette Valley: Reclamation Reservoirs Buffer Impacts (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Groundwater Banking in California: San Joaquin Restoration Program (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Klamath Dams Removal: New Agreement Announced to Move Forward With Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Wastewater Effluent Spill by Private Ski Area in Montana's West Gallatin River (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Dam Removal: New Klamath River Agreements Signed (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

"Hydropeaking" Flows Study: Devastating Impacts on Aquatic Insects (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Columbia Basin Salmon BiOp Rejected by Federal Court: Fed Plan Invalidated for Fifth Time - ESA & NEPA Violated (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Washington State Rural Water Strategies by Jason McCormick & Dave Christensen (TWR #151: Sept. 15, 2016)

Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells by David Moon (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Fisheries & Flows: Draft Scientific Basis Report by SWRCB for Sacramento River & Bay-Delta (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward by Dickison & Haensly (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program by Baczkowski, Myers, Swanson & Wigington (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

Reclamation Authority Holding: Storage Releases for Fishery Upheld (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

FISHERY PURPOSE:

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Huge Instream Donation: Water Supply/Trust Program in Washington (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Drought Resiliency - Projects Selected by Reclamation (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Water Released for Salmon by Reclamation - Injunction by Irrigation Districts Denied (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Reservoir Release in Colorado - Lease Agreement for Instream Flow to Benefit Endangered Fish (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

FISHING CLAUSE (see also CULVERT CASE):

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

FISHING RIGHTS (see also CULVERT CASE):

Culvert Case Decided in Washington: Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Victory by David Moon (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Culvert Case Appeal in Washington: Tribal Fish Passage Decision Appealed by State to 9th Circuit (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Fish Passage & Treaty Obligations: Washington State "Culvert Case" Before the Ninth Circuit by David Moon (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Stream Access in New Mexico: Attorney General's Opinion (TWR #123, Water Briefs: May 15, 2014)

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

 

FISH PASSAGE (see also HYDROELECTRIC):

Hydroelectric Settlement - Fish Passage (TWR #6, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2004)

Fish Passage Assessment by Paul Conrecode (TWR #9: Nov. 15, 2004)

The Role of Science in the ESA: Balancing the Needs of Protected Species by Michael G. Thabault (TWR #9: Nov. 15, 2004)

Fish Passage Prescribed in Klamath Hydro Relicensing Proceeding (NOAA Fisheries and Dept. of Interior) (TWR #26, Water Briefs: April 15, 2006)

Klamath Hydroelectric Relicensing: Fish Passage and FERC (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Hydropower Relicensing: Fish Passage Proposal by PacifiCorp (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Klamath: The Forgotten Basin? by Glen Spain, Institute for Fisheries Resources (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

Klamath Dams - Agency Fish Passage Mandates Finalized (TWR #36, Water Briefs: February 15, 2007)

ESA "Takings" Case: Water Required for Fish Ladder in California (TWR #38, Water Briefs: April 15, 2007)

Tribal Treaty Rights: Fish Passage Duty Decision by US District Court in Washington (TWR #43, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2007)

Hydropower and Fish - Northwest Challenge: Keeping Fish and Clean Hydro by F. Lorraine Bodi and Dulcy Mahar (TWR #47: January 15, 2008)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: A Convergence of Opportunity by Paul Simmons (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Columbia Basin Fish Accords Signed (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Fish Passage on Deschutes River Dam in Oregon: $108 Million Underwater Tower (TWR #55, Water Briefs: September 15, 2008)

Kalispel Tribe & Utility Settlement: Hydropower Relicensing (TWR #63, Water Briefs: May 15, 2009)

Reclamation Pumping in Central Valley (CA) - NOAA BiOp Finds Jeopardy and BiOp Appealed(TWR #65, Water Briefs: July 15, 2009)

Restoring the San Joaquin River: Restoration Program Update & Status Report by Alicia Gasdick & Margaret Gidding (TWR #76: June 15, 2010)

Tribal Instream Rights: Important Settlement Reached on Klamath Basin Challenges by Douglas MacDougal (TWR #78: Aug. 15, 2010)

Protecting Tribal Fishing Rights - Fixing Culverts that Block Fish Passage: Ruling on Washington Treaty Responsibilities Expected Soon by Love & Zentz (TWR #81: Nov. 15, 2010)

Tribal Interests, Instream Flows & Hydropower Licensing: Using the Licensing Process to Address Tribal Concerns by Mason Morisset (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

Infrastructure Funding of $50 Million Announced by Interior (TWR #97, Water Briefs: March 15, 2012)

Endangered Fish Reintroduction: Collaboration Trumps Conflict at Whychus Creek by Pamela Thalacker (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Northwest Hydropower & Fish: Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery Efforts Update by F. Lorraine Bodi (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Dam & Obstructions Removal - USFWS Fish Passage Report (TWR #104, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan: Strange Bedfellows Take Risks, Find Common Ground by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #106: Dec. 15, 2012)

Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story by Evans, Forsgaard, Maykut & Packard (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Culvert Case Decided in Washington: Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Victory by David Moon (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

"Takings" Claim Denied in Casitas Case: Beneficial Use & Injury Alleged (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Culvert Case Appeal in Washington: Tribal Fish Passage Decision Appealed by State to 9th Circuit (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Cumulative Watershed Impacts of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Projects in Irrigation Delivery Systems: A Case Study (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

NOAA Awards Funding for Coastal Habitat Restoration Projects (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Fish Passage & Treaty Obligations: Washington State "Culvert Case" Before the Ninth Circuit by David Moon (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Albuquerque’s Water Resources Management: Integrated Strategy Meets Area Challenges by John M. Stomp III, P.E.  (TWR #121: March 15, 2014)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Dam Fish Passage in Washington: New Passage Design a Success (TWR #125, Water Briefs: July 15, 2014)

Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Projects (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Watershed Planning Implementation and Flow Achievement: Washington Grant Cycle (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

State of Salmon in Watersheds Report & Interactive Website in Washington State (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

State of Salmon in Watersheds Report & Interactive Website in Washington State (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation by Malloch & Garrity (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Authors' Responses: Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Fish Passage Award for Innovation Received by Tacoma Power (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Transboundary Cooperation in the International Columbia River Basin: A Preliminary Assessment of Existing Arrangements & Future Prospects (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Klamath Dams Removal: New Agreement Announced to Move Forward With Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Dam Removal: New Klamath River Agreements Signed (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery by Moon (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Northwest Indians Fishery Commission: “The State of Our Watersheds Report” - Salmon Recovery (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Mecham (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Forest Service Reconsidering Management of Roads & Motorized Trails for Bull Trout Survival & Recovery (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Corps & Reclamation Sign ROD: Bypass Channel Alternative - Lower Yellowstone Fish Passage Project in Montana (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead by Stephen Mashuda (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

FISH PERSISTENCE:

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

FISH POPULATION GROWTH:

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

 

FISH RECOVERY:

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

Northwest Indians Fishery Commission: “The State of Our Watersheds Report” - Salmon Recovery (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

FISH SCREENS:

Endangered Fish Reintroduction: Collaboration Trumps Conflict at Whychus Creek by Pamela Thalacker (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Northwest Hydropower & Fish: Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery Efforts Update by F. Lorraine Bodi (TWR #104: Oct. 15, 2012)

Regulating Seawater Desalination in California by Tom Boer & Kathryn Oehlschlager (TWR #137: July 15, 2015)

 

FISH STOCKING:

“Underground Regulation” — Agency Rulemaking & the California Administrative Procedures Act by Damien Schiff (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

 

FISH-TISSUE BASED:

Selenium Water Quality Criteria: EPA Publishes Final Chronic Aquatic Life Criterion for Freshwater (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

 

FISH & WILDLIFE:

Fisheries & Flows: Draft Scientific Basis Report by SWRCB for Sacramento River & Bay-Delta (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

“FIT FOR PURPOSE”:

Reclaimed Water Enhanced Water Supply - Brightwater Recycled Water: New water, New Solutions for the Sammamish River by Jacque Klug (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

 

FIXED FEES:

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

FIXED MONITORING BENCHMARK:

Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon by Dishman & Heimbucher (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

 

FLAME RETARDANTS:

Flame Retardants: NOAA Report Notes Concerns (TWR #62, Water Briefs: April 15, 2009)

Microbeads Banned in US By Federal Legislation (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FLAT FEES:

Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience by Amy Hardberger (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

FLEXIBILITY/"FLEXIBILITY" AGREEMENT (Alternative Source of Water - see also EXCHANGE):

Reclamation Announces Actions & Strategies to Improve Water Supplies for California's Central Valley Project (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Options: Protocols for Transboundary Adaptive Management Examined by Bankes & Cosens (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Water Sector Innovations/Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies by Grace Richardson (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims by Greer & Johnson (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Improving the Federal Response to Drought: Five Areas for Reform - PPIC Water Policy Center Report (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Infrastructure: Innovative & Multipurpose Financing Frameworks Developed by Stanford's Water in the West (TWR #145, Water Briefs: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Water Reuse: Lessons From the California Perspective by Craig Lichty (TWR #4: June 15, 2004)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Water for Instream Flows: What Factors Influence the Expansion of Environmental Water Markets? by Bennett, Burns, Leon, Merz, Song & Libecap (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management by Bovee, Wolfley, Teton & Martin (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

Stormwater Planning: EPA Long-Term Strategies and Tools (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources (TWR #156, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

“FLEX Use”:

Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” by P. Andrew Jones (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

 

FLOATING SOLAR:

Floating Solar Program in Japan: Benefits of Floating Plants (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

FLOATING TREATMENT WETLANDS:

Stormwater Management Innovations: Washington Port Facilities Creatively Respond to Stringent Stormwater Regulations by Deonne Knill (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

 

FLOCCULATION:

Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal: City of Boise Project by Erika Malmen (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

 

FLOOD CONTROL ACT AND THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS; FLOODING ISSUES:

Final EIS: Missouri River Master Manual (TWR #1, Water Briefs: March 15, 2004)

Montana Amicus Brief Seeks Supreme Court Review (TWR #2, Water Briefs: April 15, 2004)

River Management & the ESA: Missouri River Litigation (Navigation Versus Fish & Wildlife) by Hayes, Schneider & Sturkie (TWR #4: June 15, 2004)

Texas Water Law: An Update on Recent Legislation and Case Law by Deborah Clarke Trejo and Tina Alvarado Arnold (TWR #49: March 15, 2008)

Climate Change and Water: IPCC Technical Paper VI by David Moon (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

2009 Drought Water Bank in California: CDWR Facilitates Exchanges (TWR #56, Water Briefs: October 15, 2008)

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Major Legislation & Remaining Issues by Alf Brandt (TWR #72: Feb. 15, 2010)

Water Resources Regulation & Development: Groundwater, Floodplains, and "Waters of the United States" by Robert D. Anderson (TWR #91: Sept. 15, 2011)

The Columbia River, Basin, and Treaty: Upcoming Treaty Date is Focussing Basin Water Management Issues by Stan Miller (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

The ESA & Water: Litigation Update - The ESA as Driver of Water Quality & Water Quantity by Quasius & Laschever (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

The Future of the Columbia River Treaty by Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary & Barbara Cosens (TWR #105: Nov. 15, 2012)

Missouri River Municipal & Industrial Water Storage Reallocation Study Released by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (TWR #106, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2012)

Colorado River Management: Planning, Agreeing & Acting by Ted Kowalski (TWR #107: January 15, 2013)

Temporary Flooding Can Constitute 5th Amendment Takings: U.S. Supreme Court Decision (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

The Southern Delivery System - Getting to the Finish Line: Planning, Permitting & Constructing by John A. Fredell (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Update: Draft Regional Recommendation Released (TWR #116: Oct. 15, 2013)

Columbia River Treaty Review: Update & Next Steps (From the US Entity) - Special to The Water Report (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

U.S. & Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments - Edited/Condensed from Congressional Research Service (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013

Endangered Species Act Litigation: Critical Habitat Expansion for Santa Ana Sucker Appealed & Other ESA Litigation by Kira Johnson (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

California Water Action Plan Released (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

EPA & Water Sector Innovations: Interview with Jeffrey Lape, Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Science & Technology - Conducted by Jakob Wiley (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management by Jim Mayer (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

LA’s Stormwater Capture Plan: Excerpts from the Los Angeles Stormwater Capture Master Plan (TWR #141: Nov. 15, 2015)

Columbia River Treaty: Canadian Negotiation Commitment Received from Prime Minister Trudeau (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet by Richard M. Glick and Diego Atencio (TWR #149: July 15, 2016)

Sediment in Kansas Reservoir: Storage Capacity Lost Due to Erosion & Storms (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

High-Flow Pulse: Grand Canyon Flooding by Department of the Interior (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Basin Subsidence & San Joaquin Groundwater Pumping: NASA Report Released by CDWR (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

FLOODING DAMAGE:

Temporary Flooding Found to Support "Takings" Award by Federal Circuit - Army Corps Project (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Supreme Court Stormwater Ruling: Los Angeles Flood Control District v. NRDC - A Strange and Meandering Case by Christopher Rich (TWR #120: Feb. 15, 2014)

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber, (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Stormwater Final Rule Published by EPA: Construction & Development (TWR #122, Water Briefs: April 15, 2014)

The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin by Eric Christensen (TWR #125: July 15, 2014)

Wetlands Settlement in California: CWA Violations/Penalties (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Aquifer Recharge & Flood Mitigation Collaboration in Nebraska (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

SECURE Water Act Report by Reclamation: Climate Adaptation, Water Sustainability, and Online Tool (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Sediment in Kansas Reservoir: Storage Capacity Lost Due to Erosion & Storms (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Basin Subsidence & San Joaquin Groundwater Pumping: NASA Report Released by CDWR (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

FLOOD INSURANCE:

Flood insurance Program: The Changing Landscape of Floodplain Insurance & Regulation by Molly Lawrence (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

“Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums," Report 1 Released by National Research Council (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

FLOOD IRRIGATION:

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Yellowstone River Compact Decision: Special Master Ruling in Montana v. Wyoming by David Moon (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

Agriculture Conservation: USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Announced (TWR #135, Water Briefs: May 15, 2015)

Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” by Mike Young (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies & Best Management Practices by Congressional Research Service (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program by Baczkowski, Myers, Swanson & Wigington (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

FLOOD MITIGATION:

Aquifer Recharge & Flood Mitigation Collaboration in Nebraska (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

FLOODPLAINS and FLOOD PROTECTION:

Water Resources Regulation & Development: Groundwater, Floodplains, and "Waters of the United States" by Robert D. Anderson (TWR #91: Sept. 15, 2011)

National Flood Insurance & the Endangered Species Act - National Flood Insurance in a Post-Jeopardy Environment: FEMA's "Reasonable and Prudent Alternative" Implementation for the Puget Sound Biological Opinion by Mark G. Eberlein (TWR #92: Oct. 15, 2011)

Extreme Weather & Climate Change: New IPCC Report (TWR #94, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2011)

Illegal Stream Fill Settlement in California: $500,000 in Restoration Stipulated (TWR #96, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2012)

Army Corps Nationwide Permits & CWA 401 Water Quality Certification: New NWPS Become Effective This Month by Merritt Frey (TWR #97: March 15, 2012)

The ESA & Water: Litigation Update - The ESA as Driver of Water Quality & Water Quantity by Quasius & Laschever (TWR #103: Sept. 15, 2012)

New Restoration Program for Streams and Wetlands in Montana (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

The Southern Delivery System - Getting to the Finish Line: Planning, Permitting & Constructing by John A. Fredell (TWR #113: July 15, 2013)

California Water Action Plan Released (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Flood insurance Program: The Changing Landscape of Floodplain Insurance & Regulation by Molly Lawrence (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

Measuring Water Resource Resilience by J. Scott Thomas & David A. Kerner (TWR #132: Feb. 15, 2015)

West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries (Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) by David Light (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Floodplain Projects: Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

The Making of California’s Water Bond by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Alf W. Brandt (TWR #134: April 15, 2015)

Aquifer Recharge & Flood Mitigation Collaboration in Nebraska (TWR #136, Water Briefs: June 15, 2015)

EPA & Water Sector Innovations: Interview with Jeffrey Lape, Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Science & Technology - Conducted by Jakob Wiley (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

State of the Sound Report Released in Washington (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Northwest Indians Fishery Commission: “The State of Our Watersheds Report” - Salmon Recovery (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Yellowstone River Oil Spill in Montana: Damage Settlement With ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: Congressional Research Service Analysis (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Draft EIS Released by Reclamation for Regional Water Supply Project in New Mexico (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program by Baczkowski, Myers, Swanson & Wigington (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

FLOOD RISK:

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About Washington’s Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan by Jonathan Yoder (TWR #135: May 15, 2015)

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

Mountaintop Removal: Interior Releases Final Regulations on Impacts to Surface Water & Groundwater from Coal Mining (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

FLORIDA WATER RIGHTS AND WATER QUALITY:

Waterway-To-Waterway Transference: NPDES Permit Requirements and the Miccosukee Case by Rick Glick (TWR #2: April 15, 2004)

Balancing Resource Protection & Economic Development: An Early Assessment of Emerging Water Policies in the Obama Administration by Sensiba & Swenson (TWR #66: August 15, 2009)

Takings Decision Issued by US Supreme Court: Stop the Beach Renourishment Case (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Lake Lanier Ruling in the Southeast: Reclamation Reservoir & "Water Supply" Purpose 11th Circuit Decision (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

Interstate Water Dispute: Florida v. Georgia in the Supreme Court (TWR #130: Water Briefs, Dec. 15, 2014)

Treated Stormwater Used for Irrigation in Florida (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

WRF Published Water Efficiency Study: Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2 (2016) (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Florida v. Georgia: Equitable Apportionment Denial (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

FLOWAGE EASEMENTS:

Temporary Flooding Can Constitute 5th Amendment Takings: U.S. Supreme Court Decision (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Basin Subsidence & San Joaquin Groundwater Pumping: NASA Report Released by CDWR (TWR #157, Water Briefs: March 15, 2017)

 

FLOW AUGMENTATION RELEASES (FARS):

Reclamation Increases Flow Releases - Lower Klamath River Supplement from Trinity Reservoir (TWR #127, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2014)

Flow Augmentation Releases (Trinity Reservoir): Reclamation Releases for Salmon Protection Lower Klamath River (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

Reclamation Authority Upheld by Federal Court for Flow Augmentation Releases (TWR #128, Water Briefs, Oct. 15, 2014)

High Flow Release: Glen Canyon Dam Innovative Protocol to Mimic Flood Conditions (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Water Released for Salmon by Reclamation - Injunction by Irrigation Districts Denied (TWR #139, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2015)

 

FLOWBACK WATER:

EPA Fracking Study "Draft Assessment" Released (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Fracking Spills in North Dakota: Duke University Study on Widespread Water & Soil Contamination (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

 

FLOW DIRECTION:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

FLOW REGIME:

Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State - Know Your Source by Tyson D. Carlson (TWR #155: Jan. 15, 2017)

 

FLOW RELEASE:

High Flow Release: Glen Canyon Dam Innovative Protocol to Mimic Flood Conditions (TWR #129: Water Briefs, Nov. 15, 2014)

Fisheries & Flows: Draft Scientific Basis Report by SWRCB for Sacramento River & Bay-Delta (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FLOW RESTORATION (see also INSTREAM FLOW):

Flow Restoration During Severe Drought: Washington Enters Uncharted Territory by Amanda E. Cronin (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

FLOW VARIABILITY:

Fisheries & Flows: Draft Scientific Basis Report by SWRCB for Sacramento River & Bay-Delta (TWR #153, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FLUORINATED SURFACTANTS (see also FLAME RETARDANTS):

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FLUSHING PERIOD:

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions by Ahearn, Hinman, Lenth & Rheaume (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

 

FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY:

National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground by Annette Pearson & Jim Lynch (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

 

FLUX:

Green Chemistry & Water: Edited/Condensed Excerpts from Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Recipients 1996-2016 (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FOLSOM DAM:

Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs by Eric Buer (TWR #127: Sept. 15, 2014)

 

FOOTPRINT STANDARDS:

National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable by Lawrence & Mandell-Rice (TWR #152: Oct 15, 2016)

 

FORBEARANCE:

Tribal Water Rights and the Colorado River Reallocation Through Forbearance Agreements by Mason D. Morisset (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

Klamath Settlement "Agreement in Principle" Reached Between Klamath Tribes and "Off-Project" Irrigators (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Flow Restoration During Severe Drought: Washington Enters Uncharted Territory by Amanda E. Cronin (TWR #139, Sept. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

FORECAST / FORECASTING TOOL:

Drought Enforcement in California: Water Resources Control Board Dismisses Actions Against Irrigation Districts (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s 10th Anniversary by Dan Haller, Foreword by G. Thomas Tebb (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

"FOREIGN WATER":

Transbasin Water Exchanges in Colorado: "Lawn Irrigation Return Flows" (LIRFs) (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

 

FORESEEABILITY:

Whooping Crane ESA Case: Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider ESA “Take” Challenge by David Moon (TWR #131: Jan. 15, 2015)

 

FOREST CONDITIONS:

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

FOREST PRACTICES & US FOREST SERVICE (see also LOGGING):

Incidental Take Permits - Washington Forest Practices (TWR #13, Water Briefs: March 15, 2005)

Reclaimed Water Use Approved for Snowmaking by Forest Service (TWR #14, Water Briefs: April 15, 2005)

National Forest Activities: Gold Mining Decision Has Wide Implications by David Moon (TWR #34: December 15, 2006)

ESA Incidental Take Statements by Matt Love and Sam Kalen (TWR #37: March 15, 2007)

Forest Service Legacy Roads: New Remediation Initiative Renews Focus by Mary Scurlock and Gina Ottoboni (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach by MaryLou Smith (TWR #69: Nov. 15, 2009)

Logging Road Runoff: U.S. Loggers Lose an Important Clean Water Act Exemption by Jeffrey J. Miller & Robert A. Maynard (TWR #79, Sept. 15, 2010)

USDA Projects: Agriculture and Forests Initiatives (TWR #78, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2010)

Coastal Logging: Water Quality Lawsuit Impacts State Logging Practices - Enforceable Nonpoint Limits to be Established (TWR #80, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2010)

Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap by Sarah Bates (TWR #88: June 15, 2011)

Spotted Owl Recovery: Revised USFWS Plan (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Ski Area Water Rights: U.S. Forest Service Taking? (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Mining Law & the Endangered Species Act Decision - Section 7 Consultation Required (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Endangered Fish Reintroduction: Collaboration Trumps Conflict at Whychus Creek by Pamela Thalacker (TWR #101: July 15, 2012)

Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story by Evans, Forsgaard, Maykut & Packard (TWR #108: Feb. 15, 2013)

Temporary Flooding Can Constitute 5th Amendment Takings: U.S. Supreme Court Decision (TWR #108, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2013)

Natural Infrastructure: Investing in Forested Landscapes for Source Water Protection in the United States (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Community Forest: Yakima Basin Land Purchase Key Step in Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Klamath Settlement "Agreement in Principle" Reached Between Klamath Tribes and "Off-Project" Irrigators (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Oregon's Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program - EPA & NOAA Disapproval Process Begins (TWR #119, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2014)

Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices by Alongi, Banasik & Gruber, (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

Forestry Groundwater Chapter Added to USFS Water Resources Management Manual (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

USFS Direction for Groundwater Resources in Forests & Grasslands & Governors' Concerns (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

FIRE & RAIN: Issues & Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western US by Michael Harding (TWR #140: Oct. 15, 2015)

Phase II MS4 Revision: Settlement Requires EPA to Revise Phase II MS4 Permit & Review Forest Road Runoff Regulation (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Oregon Forestry Sets Riparian Buffers for Temperature Requirements (TWR #141, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2015)

Forest Roads: EPA Considers Stormwater Discharge Requirements (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Climate Change Report on Oregon's Willamette Valley: Reclamation Reservoirs Buffer Impacts (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

USFS Releases Effects of Drought on Forest and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

Northwest Indians Fishery Commission: “The State of Our Watersheds Report” - Salmon Recovery (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

Forest Service Reconsidering Management of Roads & Motorized Trails for Bull Trout Survival & Recovery (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred (TWR #156: Feb. 15, 2017)

 

FOREST PROPERTY:

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next by Paul S. Simmons (TWR #143: January 15, 2016)

Climate Change Report on Oregon's Willamette Valley: Reclamation Reservoirs Buffer Impacts (TWR #143, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2016)

Northwest Indians Fishery Commission: “The State of Our Watersheds Report” - Salmon Recovery (TWR #150, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2016)

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

FOREST RESERVE ACT OF 1891:

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

FOREST ROADS RUNOFF:

Phase II MS4 Revision: Settlement Requires EPA to Revise Phase II MS4 Permit & Review Forest Road Runoff Regulation (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

Forest Roads: EPA Considers Stormwater Discharge Requirements (TWR #142, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2015)

Forest Service Reconsidering Management of Roads & Motorized Trails for Bull Trout Survival & Recovery (TWR #154, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

FOREST SERVICE ORGANIC ACT OF 1897:

Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights by Rachel Meredith (TWR #154: Dec. 15, 2016)

 

FORFEITURE/ABANDONMENT (NON-USE):

Oregon Water Resources Department: Interview with Director Paul Cleary (TWR #1: March 15, 2004)

Condemnation Proposed: Municipal Water Rights in Washington (TWR #25, Water Briefs: March 15, 2006)

Condemnation Case in Washington Settled - Water Rights Transfer (TWR #27, Water Briefs: May 15, 2006)

Municipal Water Rights: Retroactive Expansion Lawsuit (TWR #32, Water Briefs: October 15, 2006)

Water Conservation Initiatives - Western States Take Action by Craig Bell, Western States Water Council (TWR #38: April 15, 2007)

Water Delivery - Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon & Washington by Filippi, O'Connell & Beaton (TWR #41: July 15, 2007)

Instream Flow Restoration: Cooperative, Free-Market Solutions in Oregon by Fritz Paulus (TWR #43, Sept. 15, 2007)

Municipal Water Law: Washington's Landmark Law Faces Challenges by Jeff B. Kray (TWR #44, Oct. 15, 2007)

Anti-Speculation and Water Law: Ghost-Busting, Trust-Busting, or Ensuring Beneficial Use? by Sandra Zellmer (TWR #50: April 15, 2008)

Healthy Rivers Act: Instream Flows in Colorado (TWR #51, Water Briefs: May 15, 2008)

Washington State's Municipal Water Law: Landmark Law Partially Invalidated in Trial Court Decision by Jeff B. Kray (TWR #53: July 15, 2008)

Streamflows in the Rocky Mountain West: Strategies to Protect and Restore "Environmental Flows" by Lawrence J. MacDonnell (TWR #56: October 15, 2008)

Water Marketing in Texas: Selling or Leasing of Groundwater and Surface Water Rights by Edmond R. McCarthy, Jr. (TWR #62: April 15, 2009)

Ecomarket Approaches to Addressing Water Quality Obligations: Legal Overview and the Hells Canyon Test Case by Glick & Nocar (TWR #63: May 15, 2009)

Idaho Transfers: An Update on Idaho's Water Transfer Policies and Issues by Michael C. Creamer (TWR #65: July 15, 2009)

Municipal Water Transfer Recommended in Washington: Relinquishment Due to Non-Use (Expedited Process) (TWR #66, Water Briefs: August 15, 2009)

Snake River Basin Adjudication: Lessons Learned by Eric J. Wildman (TWR #68: Oct. 15, 2009)

Municipal Water Rights & the Growing Communities Doctrine: Development, Codification & Application by Christopher H. Meyer (TWR #73: March 15, 2010)

"Conservation" Right in Kansas: Beneficial Use Definition (Protection for Instream Flow) (TWR #73, Water Briefs: March 15, 2010)

Northwest Water Marketing: Re-Allocating Water in the Pacific Northwest by Richard A. Slaughter (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)

Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges and Opportunities Part I by Mary E. Kelly (TWR #81: November 15, 2010)

Municipal Water Law Upheld by Washington Supreme Court: "Pumps and Pipes" & Expanded Municipal Suppliers (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Washington State Municipal Water Law: Washington Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Law by Jeff Kray (TWR #82: Dec. 15, 2010)

Tribal Water Rights and the Colorado River Reallocation Through Forbearance Agreements by Mason D. Morisset (TWR #87: May 15, 2011)

"Use It or Lose It" Principle Questioned by Kansas Governor: Ogallala Aquifer & Conservation Incentives (TWR #90, Water Briefs: August 15, 2011)

Texas Groundwater Ruling-EAA v. Day: Texas Supreme Court Confirms Landowner's Ownership of Groundwater in Place by McCarthy (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

Abandonment & Nonuse Case in Nebraska: Regulation of Water Rights Leads to Decision on Common Law Issues by David Moon (TWR #99: May 15, 2012)

"Acquavella V"Decision Issued in Washington State Adjudication (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Hydropower Rights Battle in Nebraska: Forfeiture and Abandonment Asserted by Groundwater Irrigators (TWR #115, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2013)

Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture by Clyde (TWR #117, Nov. 15, 2013)

Water Exchange & Mitigation: Water Rights Purchases Hydrate Water Bank & Rechage Aquifer - Mitigation in Closed Basin by Moon (TWR #118, Dec. 15, 2013)

Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western US by Mortimer & Tuthill (TWR #129: Nov. 15, 2014)

Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon by Richard Glick and Michelle Smith (TWR #133: March 15, 2015)

Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements by L. Michael Bogert (TWR #138, August 15, 2015)

Sustainable Water Use: Historic Purchase to Preserve Basin Integrity (TWR #140, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2015)

War and Peace Over the Niobrara River by Don Blankenau (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People & Nature by Aaron Derwingson (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho by Christopher Meyer (TWR #142: Dec. 15, 2015)

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns by Waskom & Smith (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law by Christopher Payne (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water by Bob Mansfield (TWR #148: June 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe by David Moon (TWR #158: April 15, 2017)

 

FORTERRA:

Habitat Purchase: Transfer of Land to Tulalip Tribes (TWR #144, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

FORTY-YEAR STATUTE:

Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute by Jeffrey J. Wechsler (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management by James C. Brockmann (TWR #153: Nov. 15, 2016)

 

FORUM SHOPPING:

Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview & Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits by Peter Nichols (TWR #128, Oct. 15, 2014)

 

“FOSSIL” GROUNDWATER:

Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona by Eden, Ryder & Capehart (TWR #144: Feb. 15, 2016)

 

“FOUR-PART TEST”:

Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington by Dan Von Seggern (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions by Thomas Pors (TWR #145: March 15, 2016)

CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems by Thomas Pors (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

FracFocus:

Hydraulic Fracturing: Interior's Rule Released for Public & American Indian Lands (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

New Report: "The Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Data from the FracFocus Chemical Registry 1.0" (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

 

FRACKING FLOWBACK:

Fracking Ban in California?: Wastewater Injections Disclosed & Governor Petitioned (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

EPA Fracking Study "Draft Assessment" Released (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

 

"FRACKING" - HYDRAULIC FRACTURING:

Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts: EPA Study Released - Public Meetings (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Western Governors Association 2010 Meeting: Water Resolutions (TWR #77, Water Briefs: July 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Wyoming Approves Regulations Governing Disclosure of Chemicals (TWR #79, Water Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing: The Road to EPA's New "Fracking" Study by Adam Orford (TWR #80: Oct. 15, 2010)

Fracking Chemicals: EPA Impact Study (Halliburton Issued Subpoena) (TWR #81, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2010)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Interior Holds Forum (TWR #82, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2010)

Drinking Water Contamination From Fracking in Texas: EPA Order (TWR #83, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2011)

Hydraulic Fracturing & Drinking Water: EPA's Plan to Study Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing - Debate Intensifies by Orford (TWR #85: March 15, 2011)

Endangered Rivers List: Natural Gas Drilling in Wyoming (TWR #88, Water Briefs: June 15, 2011)

Fracking - Diesel: EPA Regulations - Stakeholder Input Sought (TWR #89, Water Briefs: July 15, 2011)

Hydraulic Fracturing Debate: The Long and Winding Road Towards Regulation by Bruce Baizel (TWR #90: August 15, 2010)

Fracking Pollution Causal Link Found in EPA Draft Report (Groundwater Contamination) (TWR #95, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2012)

EPA Effluent Guidelines: Proposed Regulation of Shale Gas & Coalbed Methane Effluent by Campbell & Howe (TWR #96: Feb. 15, 2012)

Fracking Investigation of Groundwater Contamination to Continue in Wyoming (TWR #98, Water Briefs: April 15, 2012)

Fracking Requirements by Interior: Disclosure & UIC Diesel Fuel Use (Proposed Rules & Permitting Guidance) (TWR #100, Water Briefs: June 15, 2012)

Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: Separating the Frack from the Fiction - Pacific Institute Report (TWR #101, Water Briefs: July 15, 2012)

Hydraulic Fracturing & Water: Water Needs and Appropriate Management by William H. Fronczak (TWR #102: August 15, 2012)

Fracking Lawsuit in California - Enforcement Issue Regarding Existing Law (TWR #105, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2012)

EPA Fracking Study Update Released: Review & Comment (TWR #107, Water Briefs: January 15, 2013)

Hydraulic Fracturing & Water: Considering the Water Resources Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing by Adam Orford (TWR #110: April 15, 2013)

Fracking Disclosure: Trade Secrets Protected in Wyoming (TWR #110, Water Briefs: April 15, 2013)

Fracking Risks Lawsuit in California: BLM Leases & NEPA Review (TWR #111, Water Briefs: May 15, 2013)

Fracking Rule for Public & Indian Lands Proposed by Interior (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Fracking Comments Period Extended by EPA for Potential Fracking Impacts on Drinking Water Resources (TWR #112, Water Briefs: June 15, 2013)

Fracking Studies Announced by BLM for Public Lands in California (TWR #114, Water Briefs: August 15, 2013)

Beyond the Fracking Wars: A Guide for Lawyers, Public Officials, Planners and Citizens - ABA Book (TWR #117, Water Briefs: Nov. 15, 2013)

Fracking Regulations Rulemaking Proposed in California (TWR #118, Water Briefs: Dec. 15, 2013)

Fracking Resolution Passes in San Francisco Urging Halt Due to Threats (TWR #120, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2014)

Fracking Guidance Released by EPA: Underground Injection Control & Diesel Fuels (TWR #121, Water Briefs: March 15, 2014)

Fracking Disclosure: EPA's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

GAO Oil & Gas Report: Underground Injection Control Recommendations for EPA's Oversight (TWR #126, Water Briefs: Aug. 15, 2014)

Fracking Settlement-Fill Material Discharges: Civil Penalty and Restoration in Clean Water Act Case (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Speculation & Fracking: Transfer/Change Request Opposed in New Mexico (TWR #131: Water Briefs, Jan. 15, 2015)

Fracturing Data & Trends Released by USGS for 1947-2010 (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

Fracking Ban in California?: Wastewater Injections Disclosed & Governor Petitioned (TWR #133, Water Briefs: March 15, 2015)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Interior's Rule Released for Public & American Indian Lands (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

New Report: "The Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Data from the FracFocus Chemical Registry 1.0" (TWR #134, Water Briefs: April 15, 2015)

Crude Oil-By-Rail & the Endangered Species Act: Coming Soon to Train Tracks Near You? by Kristen L. Boyles (TWR #136: June 15, 2015)

EPA Fracking Study "Draft Assessment" Released (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Fracking Meetings Announced for September & October (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

BLM Fracking Rules Stayed: Four States Fighting Rules for Public Lands (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

“Hydraulic Fracturing Water Use Variability in the United States and Potential Environmental Implications” - USGS (TWR #137, Water Briefs: July 15, 2015)

Fracking & Drinking Water Sources: Stanford Researchers Show Fracking’s Impact to Drinking Water Sources by Rob Jordan (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

Fracking Report Clarification (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Fracking Spills in North Dakota: Duke University Study on Widespread Water & Soil Contamination (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

Oil & Gas Lawsuit: EPA Sued Regarding Regulations on Drilling & Fracking Wastes (TWR #146, Water Briefs: April 15, 2016)

BLM Fracking Rules for Federal and Indian Lands Held Illegal by Federal Judge in Wyoming (TWR #149, Water Briefs: July 15, 2016)

“Human-Induced Earthquakes from Deep-Well Injection: A Brief Overview” Report by Congressional Research Service (TWR #152, Water Briefs: Oct. 15, 2016)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Drinking Water Impacts - EPA's Final Report Released (TWR #155, Water Briefs: Jan. 15, 2017)

Maryland Bans Fracking (TWR #158, Water Briefs: April 15, 2017)

 

FRAUD:

EPA Settlement-Uranium Contamination Finalized: $5.15 Billion From Handiwork and Kerr-McGee (TWR #132, Water Briefs: Feb. 15, 2015)

 

"FREE RIVER" (Availability):

South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis by Reagan M. Waskom (TWR #122: April 15, 2014)

 

FRESHWATER SUPPLY:

Freshwater Supply Report Released by GAO (TWR #124, Water Briefs: June 15, 2014)

Nanotechnology & Water Sustainability: The Water Sustainability Through Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (TWR #146: April 15, 2016)

 

FRIANT DAM (see also SAN JOAQUIN RIVER BASIN):

Water Storage in California: Decision Time is Fast Approaching by Bill Swanson (TWR #150: Aug. 15, 2016)

 

FROST-FREE SEASON:

Na