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Why do I need water rights for irrigation?

Many landowners don't know that they need a legal water right to use surface water and groundwater for irrigation. Oregon’s water resources are publicly owned, and in great demand. Even though the water runs through your ...

Melissa Fery | Apr 2018 | Article

How true is the Fox News story about dying trees in Lane County?

Q: Drought was stated as what caused the trees' death, only dying pine trees were pictured. No mention of the boring insects that kill pine trees, was that omission intentional? No pictures of dying deciduous trees either. I ...

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Be safe: Develop good habits from garden to table

Foodborne illness can come from our homegrown produce

Kym Pokorny | Sep 8, 2017 | News Story

Small Acreage Landowners Get Clean Irrigation Water After Dispute Resolution

Nobody wants to irrigate with dirty water. In fact, water quality standards are set to keep water clean for irrigation and other purposes. Landowners in the Rancho El Sereno Homeowners Association (RESHA) development near Tumalo ...

Stephanie Page | Jun 2013 | Article