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Progress in the Odessa Subarea

The Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program (OGWRP) is an important project that is designed to help complete.Then, we speak with Ward Neesen, the chief technology officer the promise of the Columbia Basin Project and eliminate at Watertronics, about the new WaterVision 2.0 cloud telemetry excessive groundwater pumping.

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NRCS chief tours Columbia Basin Project

Terry Cosby, chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, had some words of encouragement Monday morning for local officials looking to get more funding to replace well water with Columbia River irrigation water in the eastern portions of the Columbia Basin Project.

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Aquifer Rescue Mission

A dozen leaders from across the Columbia Basin and Washington State came together in Moses Lake Monday morning to have a roundtable discussion about water management issues facing Columbia Basin growers and included the Columbia Basin Project and the Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program.

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Newhouse Applauds Major Investment in Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program

Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after receiving notification that East Columbia Basin Irrigation District’s Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program (OGWRP) could receive up to $5 million through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) Program Funding.

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Pumps For Washington Project Pack A Punch

The first pump station of the Odessa Groundwater Replacement, called EL47.5, became operational in the spring of 2021. The project includes nearly nine miles of pipes and will provide water to roughly 10,500 acres of valuable farmland that are currently served by deep wells.

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