User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Resource Management :: Irrigation
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Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California's Worsening Drought 22.4.2014 NPR News
For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they'll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.
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Workers discover part of L.A.'s first municipal water system 22.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Cannabis Cup draws thousands in Denver (Cached) 21.4.2014 Durango Herald
In the vast outdoor weed fair that is part of the High Times Cannabis Cup, Cat Jordan of Colorado Springs walks among the stalls, cradling her new water pipe.The pipe has a pink bowl piece and an illustration of a dragon. It cost her 20 x201ca good price,x201d she said. Jordan, a 22-year-old waitress, is among friends x2013...
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Richard Van Gytenbeek: Keeping agriculture and rivers healthy 20.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Can fish and farms coexist? The answer is yes. In recent years, Trout Unlimited and other conservation groups have made progress by partnering with the agriculture community to enhance flows in western Colorado rivers and streams while improving farm and ranch operations. Those cooperative, win-win efforts have focused on replacing or rebuilding aging irrigation infrastructure throughout the upper Colorado River basin. Much of that irrigation infrastructure is old and in desperate need of repair — and investing in these upgrades can improve water delivery for irrigators and often help to keep a bit more water in rivers for the fish and wildlife that depend on healthy flows. As the state works on a Water Plan in 2014, this cooperative model offers a promising way forward for meeting diverse water needs on the West Slope, from agriculture to fisheries and recreation. Agriculture currently irrigates about 750,000 acres in western Colorado. Water is diverted from a river or stream through a diversion ...
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State Water Project to make small deliveries this year 19.4.2014 LA Times: Science
Thanks to Northern California storms, the system's allocation will increase to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.

The State Water Project, which helps supply a majority of Californians, will make small deliveries this year, officials said Friday as they increased the system's allocation to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.
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Arsenic Concentrations in Paddy Soil and Rice and Health Implications for Major Rice-Growing Regions of Cambodia 18.4.2014 Environmental Science & Technology: Latest Articles (ACS Publications)

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es405016t
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Elevator woes shut city government building 17.4.2014 Philly.com News
PHILADELPHIA The 18-story city office building at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, formerly the headquarters for Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania, will be closed through the weekend as contractors try to repair the building's elevators, damaged by water from a broken pipe.
Judges overturn rulings on Sacramento River contracts 17.4.2014 LA Times: Science
Activists have targeted the 2005 renewal of long-term contracts that entitle senior rights holders to divert water while restricting access by junior rights holders.

A decision by a federal appeals court Wednesday could allow for changes in water deliveries to irrigation districts that hold senior rights to Sacramento River supplies.
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Does Long-Term Irrigation with Untreated Wastewater Accelerate the Dissipation of Pharmaceuticals in Soil? (Cached) 17.4.2014 pubs.acs.org

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es501180x
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Boulder sends robots into city's sewer lines to check for flood damage 17.4.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The robots are here. Armed with new technology and purpose, they've have been making their way through Boulder — right under our feet.
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Walking, 'talking' drilling rigs aim to modernize fracking 15.4.2014 Health
By Ernest Scheyder WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier. Schramm Inc, which built the drilling rig that four years ago helped rescue 33 trapped Chilean copper miners, has designed a 500,000-pound rig for the oil and natural gas industry that can walk, rotate 360 degrees, be operated with a remote control, and load pipe automatically. More than 200 sensors monitor pneumatics, oil flow and myriad other processes, "talking" via satellite or Wi-Fi to Schramm's Pennsylvania headquarters and signaling any problems. Riding the global boom in fracking - the practice of injecting sand, water and chemicals deep underground to release oil and gas - Schramm's latest rig, although pricey, allows producers to sharply reduce labor costs, the company says.
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Water Quality Monitoring and Risk Assessment by Simultaneous Multipathogen Quantification (Cached) 14.4.2014 pubs.acs.org

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es500578s
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From fish to pipes, Minnesota firms see opportunity in growing water challenge 14.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Rising concern over the supply of clean water, both in Minnesota and worldwide, is turning into what some technology companies think is a chance to grow.
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California drought spawns well drilling boom 13.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) — With California in a third dry year, well drilling is booming across the nation's most productive agricultural region, and some drilling companies are booked for months or a year.
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California drought spawns well drilling boom 13.4.2014 Yahoo: US National
CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) — The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own ...
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Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China 12.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
An oil pipe leak caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major Chinese city's water supply, prompting warnings against drinking from the tap and sending residents to queue up to buy bottled water.
Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China 12.4.2014 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- An oil pipe leak caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major Chinese city's water supply, prompting warnings against drinking from the tap and sending residents to queue up to buy bottled water....
Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China 12.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
BEIJING (AP) — An oil pipe leak caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major Chinese city's water supply, prompting warnings against drinking from the tap and sending residents to queue up to buy bottled ...
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Leak in crude oil pipe blamed for dangerous levels of benzene in Chinese city 12.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China 12.4.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
An oil pipe leak caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major Chinese city's water supply, prompting warnings against drinking from the tap and sending residents to queue up to buy bottled water.
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