Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

WATER
Work proceeding on canal company project at Pearrygin Lake

Work proceeding on canal company project at Pearrygin Lake

By Laurelle Walsh
A temporary cofferdam is holding back Pearrygin Lake until new intake structure is built to allow the Chewuch Canal Company to fill or withdraw water from the lake.

Irrigation district to assess possibilities for new well

By Ann McCreary
The Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) plans this week to evaluate the capacity of a test well to see if it will provide enough water to serve MVID customers through a new piped system.
Test well may determine MVID strategy for serving customers

Test well may determine MVID strategy for serving customers

By Ann McCreary
A test well was drilled in an orchard behind Hank’s Harvest Foods in Twisp last week to determine if it could provide enough water to serve Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) customers through a piped irrigation system.
Construction set to begin on final phase of Chewuch Canal project

Construction set to begin on final phase of Chewuch Canal project

By Laurelle Walsh
As soon as the ditch is turned off Oct. 1, work will begin on improvements to the Chewuch Canal
Mazama land-use case could set state water law

Mazama land-use case could set state water law

By Marcy Stamper
An appeal of a Mazama land-use case could have significant consequences for state water law, according to the Washington attorney general and Department of Ecology.
Planning commission asks for more details in county comp plan

Planning commission asks for more details in county comp plan

By MARCY STAMPER Okanogan County planning commissioners are trying to strike a balance between including enough detail in the comp plan to guide water use and lot density, with an explicit decision by the board of county commissioners to keep regulations out of the plan. “The county commissioners were very sensitive about loading the comprehensive...