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Category: Resource Management :: Reservoirs
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Garden Calendar: How to take a free hügelkultur workshop 22.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

There's so much to do in the Southern California garden right now, such as creating water-saving berms -- called hügel berms -- in your backyard.

A 3-decade-long water dispute heads to the Supreme Court 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Georgia and Florida have been waging a decades-long legal battle over water resources. It's a problem likely to intensify in other areas as the climate warms.
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First California snowpack measurement of 2020 is boosted by recent storms 3.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

California is off to a good start in snow depth, according to the state's first winter survey. But forecasters warn the rest of season could be relatively dry.

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Judge affirms Boulder County’s right to review of Gross Reservoir expansion 30.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A Boulder judge ruled Friday that Denver Water must go through Boulder County’s review process before proceeding with its planned expansion of Gross Reservoir, which would be the largest construction project in county history.
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U.S. officials to review deal on sharing Colorado River water 15.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal water managers are starting to review a crucial 2007 agreement for seven Western states to share drought-diminished water supplies from the Colorado River ahead of talks about revising and renewing it beginning in 2026, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Friday.
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Colorado rethinks dam safety as climate change heightens risk for state’s 27 “unsatisfactory” structures 1.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Denver Post examination of state records and interviews with dam safety officials found that, among 432 high-hazard dams statewide where failure likely would kill people, 27 are rated by state inspectors as unsatisfactory. A dozen have been classified that way for more than five years, records show.
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Newsletter: The Nunes question 25.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES The Nunes Question Congress is on a Thanksgiving break, but developments in the historic public impeachment hearings against President Trump continue to unfold.

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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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