User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Mar 31 2015 12:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Funding in short supply for water projects 31.3.2015 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water.The lifeline, however, might not reach the region for more than a decade, even though officials say some areas...
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$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor 26.3.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov.
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Lawmakers to vote on $1 billion water plan amid drought 26.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Senate budget committee have approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up water projects in drought-stricken California, with few details on where most of the money will go.
California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought 21.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze — not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the state's hydroelectric dams for the year.
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Drought persists in the Northwest, despite winter rains 20.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Water supplies and drought outlooks are grim in most Western states.
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California ponders drought spending 20.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion of drought-relief spending for California as it copes with a fourth dry year and Brown urges residents to reduce water use.
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Should the Bureau of Reclamation be abolished? 19.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Former Reclamation Commissioner Daniel Beard tells how defunct water policy, and the bureau itself, contribute to drought.
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California has one year of water left: Hype or reality? 18.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
When a NASA scientist speaks in blunt terms about water supply, other scientists take notice.
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Colorado’s river basins short on snow 18.3.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Snowpack in the mountains and valleys where the Colorado River originates has been shrinking since the beginning of March, a federal water expert said Tuesday.The snow ranged between 89 and 91 percent of the long-term average, depending on which measurement is used.“We dried out relatively significantly...
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Colorado experts to update snowpack, flood outlook 17.3.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
DENVER (AP) — Colorado water officials will get an update on mountain snowpack and an early look at potential flooding threats from the spring runoff on ...
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California water-wasters elude fines as drought persists 14.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators, alarmed by slack conservation three years into a crippling drought, took the unprecedented step last summer of establishing statewide restrictions and gave communities a hammer to enforce them: a $500 fine for excessive watering of lawns, hosing down driveways and running decorative yard
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Ciruli: It's Colorado's move on water planning 21.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado's statewide water planning is overdue. California and Texas, the nation's two largest states and users of Colorado headwaters, have moved well ahead of the state in planning and investment.
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Boulder scientists from NOAA hunt "sky rivers" to understand droughts 20.2.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
To help solve the problem of California's long-running drought, NOAA scientist Chris Fairall of Colorado took a trip last month to one of the wettest places he could find: a ferocious winter storm about 800 miles west of San Francisco.
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California drought cutbacks may include water at restaurants 18.2.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California residents may have to ask for water at restaurants and for fresh towels and sheets at hotels as the drought drags on.
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Study sees even bigger, longer droughts for much of U.S. West 13.2.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse "megadroughts" are coming — and they're bound to last for decades.
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Denver aims lower, swaps DPS toilets, after hitting water use record 10.2.2015 Denver Post: Local
Maybe it is projects such as replacing 10,000 toilets in Denver Public Schools. Maybe it is Denver Water's ceaseless "Use Only What You Need" ...
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Dry January means more drought across West 6.2.2015 High Country News Most Recent
After a rainy December, many states now have lower-than-normal snowpacks.
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Disaster designation issued for S.W. Colo. counties 5.2.2015 Durango Herald
As Southwest Colorado’s drought conditions continue to increase during a warm, dry winter, help is in sight for area ranchers and farmers.Late Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued contiguous disaster designations for 21 of Colorado’s 64 counties, including Archuleta, La Plata and Montezuma...
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Californians use 22 percent less water, but residents face more cuts 4.2.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
December's rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to drought conditions.
Yellowstone’s climate threat 2.2.2015 Current Issue
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