User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: May 26 2015 04:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought 26.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.
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California looks Down Under for drought advice 25.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SYDNEY (AP) — California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.
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California farmers agree to drastically cut water use 23.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.
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Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts 22.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought.
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California water cuts move to those with century-old rights 21.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold rights to water that date back as far as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country's most productive agricultural state.
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California farmers propose voluntary cuts 20.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher restrictions by the state later this summer as the record drought continues.
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Feds project Lake Mead below drought trigger point in 2017 19.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal water managers have released a report projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
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Guest Commentary: A potable policy 16.5.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
As a leader in environmentalism and innovative ideas, the city of Denver should embrace the newest move towards waste reduction: the water bottle ban.
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Cold, windy storm hits drought-stricken California 15.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare spring storm has brought heavy rain and snow to the mountains of California, leading to the rescue of several people trapped in flooded areas but doing little to ease water woes in the drought-stricken state.
A look at how California golf courses are saving water 13.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — California golf courses are teeing up water conservation measures as the state enters its fourth summer of epic drought.
California golf courses tee up water-saving measures 13.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — At first glance, nothing seems amiss at this lush, members-only golf club in one of the priciest communities in Orange County.
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Are cows drinking the West dry? 12.5.2015 Writers on the Range
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West's drought transcends state lines 12.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The record drought plaguing California isn't limited by lines on a map. Arid conditions caused by dwindling rainfall and snowpack are stretching across the West.
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California water cuts ignore past changes by some cities 10.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In California's second-largest city, memories are still fresh of a drought 25 years ago that saw the area's water supplies slashed by about a third.
Los Angeles' water provider vows to waste less water 7.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The agency that provides water to millions of Los Angeles homes and businesses is promising to waste less of it.
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Animals in the wild are dying for a drink in drought-stricken West 7.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
For the giant kangaroo rat, death by nature is normally swift and dramatic: a dash for safety followed by a squeak as they are torn open by eagles, foxes, bobcats and owls.
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California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks 6.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.
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Yampa River is on the rise in Steamboat, peak flows still in future 2.5.2015 Steamboat Pilot
After three days in a row with high temperatures in the 60s, the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs climbed past the median flow for the date Friday, settling in at 1,150 cubic feet per second as of mid-morning. That’s 207 cfs above the median. And the river is expected to go significantly higher by the middle of the coming work week, but it’s unlikely to peak for the season, according to a hydrologist working for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Hydrologist Ashley Nielson at the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center confirmed her agency is projecting that the Yampa will continue to climb over the weekend, and if the temperature forecast holds up, it is expected to rise close to 1,600 cfs after midnight Tuesday, before dropping to almost half that level by May 10. “I don’t think that’s going to be the peak (of runoff) in Steamboat,” she said. “Weather models show cooler temperatures (May 7-10),” and that change in the weather is the reason her agency is tentatively forecasting the river to ...
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Canadian water for California’s drought? 29.4.2015 High Country News Most Recent
A far-fetched pipe dream rears its head.
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California drought water-reduction mandates set for revision 29.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing $10,000 fines for residents and businesses wasting water in the drought despite his order to cut water use.
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