Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • ‘Real, wet water’

    Dozens took part in a ceremony held March 6, as federal, state, and local agencies signed a contract to deliver water through the new Weber Siphon to irrigators on the Odessa Aquifer in the eastern part of Washington state. Washington... Read More

  • Chairman Hastings prepares to issue subpoena on White Bluffs bladderpod listing decision

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2014 - Today, at a House Natural Resources Full Committee oversight hearing, Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) pressed U.S. Fish and Wildlife (FWS) Service Director Dan Ashe on the Department’s non-compliance with the Committee’s request for documents... Read More

  • Preserving the past: Tribal, archaeological sites receive protection

    OLYMPIA - A bill protecting the locations of tribal burial grounds and other archaeological sites awaits the governor's signature to become law. The legislation, which makes information about the locations of archaeological resources unavailable to the public through public records... Read More

  • Preserving the past

    Lowered water levels on the Wanapum Reservoir have brought about issues with public safety and preservation of archaeological sites. A bill recently signed into law protects the archaeological locations from being revealed in public records requests. Read More

  • Carpenter steps down as MLIRD manager

    Moses Lake Irrigation District Manager Curt Carpenter tendered his resignation on Monday, citing health concerns and strain on his family. In his resignation letter dated March 24, Carpenter said he "did not enjoy" board members' ridicule, accusations and micro-management. "During... Read More

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  • Average spring runoff predicted for Mid-Columbia and Wanapum Dam

    While Grant PUD continues to address the fracture discovered in one of Wanapum Dam’s spillway pier monoliths, the facility remains an operational hydropower plant. Under current conditions, the dam is capable of generating 400 megawatts of electricity. The upcoming spring... Read More

  • Millennial voters

    A panel of experts met in Olympia to discuss ways of encouraging twenty-somethings to take part in the political process. Read More

  • Talk aims to encourage young adults to vote

    OLYMPIA — Young adults may not vote, but that doesn’t mean they’re not engaged citizens, said experts on youth and politics. WSU’s Foley Institute hosted its annual Olympia symposium recently, partnering with the Washington Secretary of State’s office and Henry... Read More

  • Cantwell Joins Delegation to Chile, Strengthening Ties with Expanding Market for Washington Products

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) will be in Chile – one of the fastest growing market-based economies in South America – to strengthen ties for Washington exports and innovation economy, as part of a Congressional... Read More

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  • WSDA expands apple maggot quarantine into Methow Valley October 11, 2018
    WSDA is expanding the state`s apple maggot quarantine into parts of Okanogan County, in an effort to slow the spread of this invasive pest and protect commercial apple production.
  • WSDA trappers start annual hunt for pests May 31, 2018
    WSDA has begun its annual hunt for pests that threaten the state`s agriculture industry. Trappers are hitting the road to set traps throughout the state to monitor for the introduction or spread of a variety of invasive pests, including gypsy moths, apple maggot and Japanese beetle.
  • Season to treat invasive Spartina starts in June May 16, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will begin this year`s treatment season for Spartina on June 1 with the treatments continuing through November. Survey and eradication efforts of the aggressive, noxious weed will take place in multiple areas, including Grays Harbor, Hood Canal, Willapa Bay, Puget Sound, the north and west sides of the […]
  • Gypsy moth treatments begin in Kitsap and Pierce counties May 3, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will conduct the first of three treatments to eradicate European gypsy moths next week. In total, WSDA will treat about 1,300 acres with Btk (Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki), which is approved for use on organic food crops and has been safely used in previous gypsy moth eradication projects […]
  • Businesses will need new license endorsement to produce marijuana-infused edibles March 20, 2018
    OLYMPIA -- As of April 1, statutory authority to regulate the makers of marijuana edibles will be added to the administrative responsibilities of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), a move that will require these businesses to apply for a special endorsement on their business licenses.