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Category: River Systems :: Colorado River
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Boulder man who died free solo climbing Eldorado Canyon identified 21.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Boulder County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the man who died Saturday after falling roughly 100 feet while climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park as Robert Dergay, 48, of Boulder.
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Hoover Dam ceremony marks Colorado River drought plan 21.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal, state and tribal water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado River water despite ongoing drought in the arid U.S. Southwest.
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Following environmentalist Edward Abbey's footsteps in the Utah and Arizona deserts 19.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The road trip from Moab, Utah, to Ajo, Ariz., is a sunbaked ramble through about 600 miles of dreamy, lethal desert, beginning with the red rocks of Utah’s Arches National Park, skirting Monument Valley and the Colorado River, and ending in the cactus country of southern Arizona.

I did it in April...

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Colorado snowpack poised for drought recovery, officials say 16.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Officials say Colorado’s snowpack this year could recover the state’s hydrological system following last year’s drought.
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Kayaking near Vegas on the Colorado River turns up a cave with emerald waters 14.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Lapland has the northern lights. Yosemite has a moonbow that forms over its waterfalls. Now the Colorado River near Hoover Dam claims that waters inside a small cave turn a brilliant emerald green at certain times of the day.

Vegas Glass Kayaks, 35 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, offers river tours...

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Yellowstone Warns Visitors Not to Introduce Invasive Species 1.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Aquatic invasive species pose a grave and growing threat to the Yellowstone ecosystem.
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This amazing Arizona view is easier to get to, but now you have to pay to park 29.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Horseshoe Bend, Ariz., has offered astonishing views for centuries. It’s where the Colorado River makes a 270-degree turn at the bottom of a 700-foot-deep canyon.

Yet only recently has the site, northeast of Grand Canyon National Park and five miles south of Page, Ariz., along U.S. 89, become an...

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Whitewater rafting season in the West looking ‘epic’ 28.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

One hundred fifty years ago one-armed explorer and Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell led his team of nine men in four wooden boats down the Green and Colorado rivers into the Grand Canyon on one of this country’s most famous whitewater adventures.

It took another century, more or less, before...

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Former Angels pitcher Huston Street lists Texas-sized mansion in hometown Austin 28.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A year after retiring from baseball, All-Star pitcher Huston Street is wrapping up some business in the Lone Star State. His 10,000-square-foot mansion in Austin, his hometown, is up for grabs at $6.995 million.

Spanning an acre on the Colorado River, the property takes full advantage of its waterfront...

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Vegas Escapes: Take a hike — before it’s too late 25.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When you visit Las Vegas, you tend to spend a lot of time indoors. But here’s a suggestion for the great outdoors when you’ve lost too much at the tables or you need to shake the clatter of casinos out of your head.

The Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail is lovely at certain times of the year — but...

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Colorado River basin reservoirs benefit from heavy snowpack 25.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Reservoirs around the Colorado River basin are in good shape after an exceptionally wet winter.
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Vegas visitors can shuttle to see Boulder City, Hoover Dam starting at $25 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For $25 round trip, visitors to southern Nevada can get off the Strip and head to Boulder City, a laid-back small town about 30 miles east that’s full of little-known attractions and one huge one.

It’s known for Hoover Dam, the massive wall of concrete completed in 1936 and designed to harness...

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Policy News: April 22, 2019 22.4.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Member Opportunities Call for new ESA Rapid Response Team members. ESA Communications Training in Flagstaff, June 7: travel awards available. Action Alert. Congress Senate confirms David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary. Executive Branch EPA releases a list of candidates for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. States 15 Attorneys General oppose proposed Waters ...
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Imperial Irrigation District sues to block Colorado River drought plan 18.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Just as a long-negotiated agreement for how California and six other Western states will deal with drought on the Colorado River was about to cross the finish line, the river’s biggest user put up a roadblock.

The Imperial Irrigation District in southeast California filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking...

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President Signs Landmark Legislation for Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan 16.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
President Signs Landmark Legislation for Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
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Time's running out to hike this amazing hot springs trail near Las Vegas 11.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Las Vegas visitors who like a challenge will find rejuvenating hot springs, spectacular vistas and, right now, abundant wildflowers on an arduous hiking trail along the banks of the Colorado River that’s about an hour’s drive east of the Strip. Go now if you want to catch spring because the trail...

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Policy News: April 10, 2019 10.4.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Visit the Hill to Advocate for Science Funding Ten ecology graduate students visit Washington, DC to receive policy and communications training and meet with their members of Congress. Agency Leaders Defend President’s Budget Request More details about steep cuts to science programs released. Members ...
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Passage of Colorado River Drought Plan Marks a Major Step for Water Resilience 9.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Passage of Colorado River Drought Plan Marks a Major Step for Water Resilience
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Blind man says scooter rider threatened him after hit-and-run crash on Denver’s 16th Street Mall 9.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A Lakewood man is demanding changes to Denver's electric scooter program. He's recovering from a broken hip after a disturbing incident on the 16th Street Mall Monday morning.
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U.S. Congress approves Colorado River drought plan 9.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump.
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