water rights

BLM

The state of Oregon has denied a permit application from Willamette Water Company for water rights on the McKenzie River.  

Panoramio.com

Legislation was introduced last week to improve water management on the Crooked River near Prineville.  Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley spoke Friday about the bill.

Merkley: "You know how we say here in the West: Whiskey, that's for drinking, and water, that's for fighting."