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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee monitors the aquifer that holds the Palouses’ main source of water, and raises awareness of water consumption.

Pullman may use alternative water source in future

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter September 14, 2022

The Pullman City Council heard presentations regarding water conservation and revitalizing downtown Pullman during its meeting Tuesday night.  The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee would like to prevent...

Local organization fights for water conservation, sustainable aquifer solutions

Local organization fights for water conservation, sustainable aquifer solutions

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor April 13, 2022

The Palouse region’s primary water source is declining seven-tenths of a foot each year, and a volunteer committee aims to make it more sustainable through alternative water sources. The Palouse Basin...

City Council reviews public librarys annual report, hears aquifer update

City Council reviews public library’s annual report, hears aquifer update

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter February 16, 2022

Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, presented the 2020 annual report at the City Council meeting Tuesday night.  The presentation was delayed two years as a result of the pandemic and its...

Cities in the Palouse region — including Pullman, Moscow, Colfax, Albion and Palouse — receive water from two aquifers. The deeper aquifer, the Grande Ronde, is used by all the cities.

Water alternatives address aquifer depletion

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor April 22, 2021

As the two aquifers beneath Pullman and Moscow continue to be depleted, local conservationists are exploring potential alternative water sources for the region. “Our water level is declining, and...

The Know Your Flow campaign is funded through an Environmental Protection Agency grant from August 2020. The grants purpose is to support the Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee in bringing awareness to groundwater usage.

Palouse Conservation District addressing declining groundwater levels

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER March 31, 2021

The Palouse Conservation District is hosting a month-long Know Your Flow campaign to educate community members on the declining groundwater levels of the Palouse and how to address the issue. Jodi Prout,...

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