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Water Digest – July 31

Water rights weekly report for July 24. For much more news, links and detail, see the National Water Rights Digest.

Following adjournment in mid-July of a third state legislative session, Washington legislators are being pressed to return for a fourth – to deal not only with a state capital spending budget (which was left undone) but also legislation to deal with the state Supreme Court water rights decision from last fall usually called the Hirst decision.

Two North Carolina cities – Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro, located near each other in the western part of the state – approved an agreement on July 27 allowing the two to continue with plans for receiving water from the planned W. Kerr Scott Reservoir intake project.

Idaho Briefing – July 31

This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for July 17. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com.

The Idaho Republican Party gathered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on July 22 and elected Jonathan Parker as the Idaho Republican Party Chairman. Parker was elected to fill the chairman's seat that was left open when past Chairman Stephen Yates stepped down in April.

The Kootenai County Republican organization on July 25 passed a resolution de4nouncing Republican Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch for backing a bill setting substantial sanctions on Russia.

The Bonneville Power Administration on July 26 set rates for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 that will help support long-term rate stability and maximize the value of the regional federal power and transmission systems.

Ada County Parks & Waterways is finally able to announce the official opening of the 2017 Boise River Float Season in Barber Park this Saturday, July 29th! All Barber Park services including the Boise River Raft & Tube equipment rental and shuttle service will be fully operational.

Rocky Mountain Power has asked the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to approve its plans to build or acquire four wind farms in Wyoming, upgrade 13 existing wind facilities and improve its transmission system.