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Twisp’s water woes may finally be resolved

By Ann McCreary
After two decades of struggling with a shortage of water to serve current and future residents and businesses, the town of Twisp may finally have a solution in hand. In what Mayor Soo Ing-Moody terms “a very healthy sign for our town,” Twisp has signed an agreement to …

Twisp, Winthrop water tests clean

By Ann McCreary
Public works officials in Twisp and Winthrop breathed a sigh of relief last week when water samples for both towns came back clean.
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...
Twin Lakes water-storage report under study

Twin Lakes water-storage report under study

Photo of Big Twin Lake by Marcy Stamper   BY MARCY STAMPER The initial analysis of a proposal to restore water in Big and Little Twin lakes by pumping it from the Methow River and storing it in the lakes has found the project would not affect the river or endangered salmon. Aspect Consulting was...
Rivers start to drop as temps fall off

Rivers start to drop as temps fall off

Photo by Sue Misao: The high, fast Methow River is causing debris to accumulate under the Carlton bridge.   BY MARCY STAMPER As expected, the Okanogan River near Tonasket experienced minor to moderate flooding over the weekend and the flood warning is still in place. The Okanogan River is still above 17 feet near Tonasket...
Irrigation district seeks solutions for survival

Irrigation district seeks solutions for survival

BY ANN McCREARY The Methow Valley Irrigation District must make significant changes in the way it operates in order to survive, and district directors are working through the details of a $9 million construction project aimed at keeping MVID alive. The result would be a much smaller irrigation district through the elimination of one of...