User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Resource Management :: Irrigation
Last updated: Aug 27 2014 07:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Collapsed dams worsened Twisp-area storm flooding 27.8.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Last week’s storms in Okanogan County caused three small dams to collapse, which contributed to the flooding and mudslides.
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Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water 26.8.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Scott River decision gives Californians one more tool to keep water in streams 26.8.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Marcus Griswold, Water Resources Scientist, San Francisco: In a landmark decision, a California court recently declared that the public trust doctrine applies to groundwater if it alters benefits provided by navigable streams - benefits that include recreational boating, hunting, swimming, wildlife habitat, and scenic beauty. Groundwater itself...
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California Drought Leaves Homes Without Water 24.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells, government officials and community groups said. The situation has become so dire that the Tulare County Office of Emergency Services had 12-gallon-per person rations of bottled water delivered on Friday in East Porterville, where at least 182 of the 1,400 households have reported having no or not enough water, according to the Porterville Recorder (http://bit.ly/1rsgwsZ ). Many people in the unincorporated community about 52 miles north of Bakersfield also have been relying on a county-supplied 5,000-gallon water tank filled with non-potable water for bathing and flushing toilets, The Recorder said. Emergency services manager Andrew Lockman, said the supplies of bottled water distributed by firefighters, the Red Cross and volunteer groups on Friday cost the county $30,000 and were designed to last about ...
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2-acre marijuana farm close to US-Mexico border a rare find in Texas; chase led to discovery 23.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border 23.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated ...
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Flooding in Angel Stadium shuts team store, damages other areas 23.8.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Repair crews scrambled to dry out Angel Stadium on Friday after a pipe burst in the wee hours of the morning caused extensive water damage throughout the ballpark.
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Aug. 24 Readers' letters 23.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water 21.8.2014 NPR Health Science
Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
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Aug. 20 Readers' letters: Water waste from broken pipes must be addressed 20.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
This smart sprinkler controller optimizes watering schedules based on soil moisture and weather predictions 20.8.2014 TreeHugger
Designed specifically for SmartThings, this connected device replaces "dumb" irrigation controllers and brings smart home functionality to your yard.
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Garden Grid drip irrigation system offers quick & convenient watering setup for raised beds 19.8.2014 TreeHugger
If you'd like to set up a drip irrigation system for your raised beds, but don't want to spend the time figuring out which connectors you need, this 'plug and play' grid system could be just the ticket.
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'Most dangerous' dam at center of battle 18.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
The U.S. Army has called it "the most dangerous dam in the world."
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West’s historic drought stokes fears of water crisis 18.8.2014 Washington Post
WILLOWS, Calif. —When the winter rains failed to arrive in this Sacramento Valley town for the third straight year, farmers tightened their belts and looked to the reservoirs in the nearby hills to keep them in water through the growing ...
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Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says 17.8.2014 LA Times: Environment
Montana farmer Rocky Norby has worked the land along the Missouri River for more than 20 years, coaxing sugar beets and malted barley out of the arid ground.
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California Drought: Bay Area loses billions of gallons to leaky pipes 17.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
State records show Bay Area lost 23 billion gallons in 2010, the most recent data available, as aging and broken pipes leak this precious resource -- underground and often out of sight. That's enough to submerge the whole of Manhattan by 5 feet or meet the water needs of 71,000 families for an entire year.
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Using compost to improve soil health and crop productivity 12.8.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Claire O'Connor, Policy Analyst, Santa Monica: Growing up on a farm in Nebraska, I spent most summer afternoons outside, exploring, digging, and collecting “treasures”—usually rocks, feathers, bugs, and other lovely items I’m sure my mother was thrilled to have me drag into the house.  These days,...
Hugo's Oneka golf course debuts irrigation with stormwater 9.8.2014 Twincities.com: News

Last summer, water spraying over the Oneka Ridge Golf Course at the southern edge of Hugo would have been drawn from wells in the Prairie du Chien-Jordan aquifer, which provides water to the northeast metro.

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If A Water Main Isn't Broke, Don't Fix It (For 300 Years?) 9.8.2014 NPR: All Things Considered
Recent water-related problems in Los Angeles and Ohio have put a focus on infrastructure. Many of the pipes in the U.S. are more than 100 years old and may not be replaced for another 100 years.
Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council 7.8.2014 LA Times: Environment
One of the two water lines that burst under Sunset Boulevard last week was so badly worn that "with a little effort, we could almost scrape the corrosion away and kind of rub a hole through the pipe," a top Los Angeles Department of Water and Power executive said Wednesday.
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