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Museum of Natural and Cultural History opens new educational exhibit ‘H20 Today’

Only three percent of the water on earth is drinkable. More water is hidden underground than in all of earth’s rivers, lakes and streams combined. Thirty five percent of all the water people use comes from these underground reservoirs called aquifers. Facts revealing the way humans use water in the …

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EWEB Seeks Input on Water Rate Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Water and Electric Board is looking to raise water rates by more than 5 percent. It’s holding its final public hearing Tuesday before the board takes a vote. If approved, the average residential customer would pay about a $1.70 more a month. EWEB is not asking for an increase in the … Continue reading »

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Water Released to Protect Salmon

KLAMATH BASIN, Ore. — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is increasing water flows in the Klamath River to fight a parasite attacking salmon. Officials say the increases from Iron Gate Dam near Hornbrook, California started Saturday and will run 10 days. They say this will prevent water from being released from Upper Klamath Lake, which … Continue reading »

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Judges rules against company’s bid for McKenzie River water

A Veneta-based company’s bid to channel more than 21 million gallons of water a day from the McKenzie River for sale to south Lane County should be denied, a state administrative law judge has recommended. In his proposed ruling, the judge, Jim Han, …

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Health Advisory Still in Effect for Cougar Lake

Thinking of getting out of town this next weekend?  Cougar lake is still currently at risk for toxic algae blooms. High levels of blue green…

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EWEB calls out the night shift

According to the Register Guard, as of today, the Eugene Water & Electric Board is shifting its construction work on Coburg Road to nights to…

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