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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

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...

Inslee declares drought emergency across state

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter July 16, 2021

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency for the majority of the state on Wednesday. Seattle, Tacoma and Everett metropolitan areas are the only places excluded, according to a Washington State...

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...

Savannah Reed (left), University of Idaho junior horticulture major, found a bicycle seat during the stream clean-up Saturday at the South Fork Palouse River.

Volunteers participate in stream clean-up efforts

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief April 6, 2021

Volunteers engaged in a stream clean-up effort on Saturday in Pullman as part of the Palouse Conservation District’s Know Your Flow campaign. The campaign is a month-long event to promote water conservation,...

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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