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Officials Mull Aquifer Decline, Canada Treaty

by Matthew Weaver
Capital Press, October 21, 2010

Conference to focus on several issues that will affect water supplies for eastside

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation representatives will discuss the five-year study of the Odessa aquifer during the Columbia Basin Development League's Oct. 26 meeting.

The number of impacted farms is not certain, but league executive secretary Alice Parker said the bureau is looking at bringing Columbia River water to 106,000 acres currently irrigated by deep wells.

"We're going to be interested in seeing the benefit-cost ratio," she said. "We're really interested to see what opportunities and what actions can be taken to resolve this issue."

A 60-day comment period follows the release of the Columbia Basin Development League
Odessa Subarea Special Study Draft Planning Report
Odessa Subarea Special Study Detailed Map

Matthew Weaver
Officials Mull Aquifer Decline, Canada Treaty
Capital Press, October 21, 2010

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