User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Resource Management :: Reservoirs
Last updated: Nov 16 2019 15:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Long considered a “clean” energy source, hydropower can actually be bad for climate 16.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Long considered a “clean” energy source, hydropower can actually be bad for climate
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California has six of the nation's 1,680 high-hazard dams deemed in risky condition 12.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

There are at least 1,688 high hazard dams in poor or unsatisfactory condition in 44 states and Puerto Rico, an Associated Press investigation has found. California is home to six.

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Colorado, 25 other states get $10M for dams from new federal grant program 10.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Built for irrigation in 1884, Smith Reservoir in Colorado no longer can hold as much water as it once did.
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Thousands face risk because of aging U.S. dams, including some in Colorado, AP finds 10.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house.
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Uprooted: The 1950's plan to erase Indian Country 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal sovereignty, but its impact is still felt today.
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Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough 14.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A geothermal power company says it can make California's Salton Sea the first major source of U.S. lithium production.

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Hydro company proposes to dam Little Colorado River east of Grand Canyon 9.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A recently formed Phoenix-based company wants to construct dams for power generation on a tributary of the Colorado River beloved by rafters and canyon adventurers.

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New water year kicks off with surplus: California has greater reservoir storage than last year 3.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

California has more water stored in its reservoirs than it did a year ago after a marathon wet winter that pounded the state with rain.

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Climate change could mean less farming in the West 20.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Colorado and California are rethinking water management for a hotter, drier future, while balancing urban water needs with the benefits agriculture brings to rural communities.
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Developers seeking water for booming Front Range look to the San Luis Valley, where farmers already face well shut-offs 16.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Thousands of feet under irrigated green crop circles, Colorado's low-income San Luis Valley holds vast water in a super-deep aquifer, and developers 180 miles away on the booming-yet-water-stressed Front Range want to tap it to supply suburban expansion.
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West wrestles with Colorado River “grand bargain” as changing climate depletes water governed by 1922 compact 25.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Rocky Mountain water managers worried about climate-driven depletion across the Colorado River Basin are mulling a "grand bargain" that would overhaul obligations among seven southwestern states for sharing the river's water.
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Historic ranch on Colorado’s high plains now holds millions of gallons of water for Denver-area economic development 17.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The desire to expand housing, commerce and other development around metro Denver and on arid high plains once deemed inhospitable has driven an innovative urban water broker to build a $22 million reservoir on a ranch 70 miles east of the city along the South Platte River.
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Love the water but not whitewater? Try L.A.'s coolest paddling places 16.8.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Newport's Back Bay and Marina del Rey offer perfect calm-water spots to kayak and stand-up paddleboard

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Search ongoing for woman who went missing in Roaring Fork River 1.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
A search is ongoing for a woman who was swept downstream while swimming near the Devil's Punchbowl on Independence Pass east of Aspen Wednesday.
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Denver driver fled after skateboarder collided with vehicle at Lincoln and Colfax, police say 31.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Police Department is investigating an auto versus pedestrian hit and run crash that resulted in serious injuries at Lincoln Street and Colfax Avenue.
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Child rescued from Cherry Creek Reservoir after 10 minutes underwater 29.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A child was rushed to the hospital after they were pulled from the Cherry Creek Reservoir Sunday afternoon.
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Boating policies, inspections keep invasive mussels at bay in Boulder, Broomfield counties 23.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
As confirmed cases of invasive mussel contamination on out-of-state boats reach record numbers in areas close to Boulder County, local authorities say the problematic species' profile remains low, as it traditionally has, within county borders.
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Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face a hotter, drier future 17.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
Dry years like 2018 are the likely future — leaders must begin planning for them now.
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Earthquakes rattle the Bay Area; shaking hits near fault north of Livermore 17.7.2019 LA Times: Science

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 1:11 p.m. near Livermore, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Ancient Palace From Mysterious Empire Discovered After Reservoir Evaporates in Drought 4.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The palace site, known as Kemune, was until recently covered by water from a reservoir, according to archaeologists.
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