User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Aug 08 2020 01:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Guest Commentary: If the water goes in Paonia — drought, theft and mining — the desert will move in 7.8.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Paonia, a small town in western Colorado with a handful of mesas rising above it, wouldn’t green-up without water diverted from a river or mountain springs.
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For first time in 8 years, 100% of Colorado is under drought or abnormally dry conditions 7.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
On Thursday, federal officials designated 100% of the state abnormally dry or in drought for the first time in eight years — "extreme" or "severe" in many areas — consistent with a broader transformation of the Southwest amid climate warming.
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Arizona starts talks on addressing dwindling Colorado River 26.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Arizona is getting a jump start on what will be a yearslong process to address a dwindling but key water source in the U.S. West.
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Guest commentary: Don’t hurt farmers to save the Colorado River 31.5.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
The imbalance on the Colorado River needs to be addressed, and agriculture, as the biggest water user in the basin, needs to be part of a fair solution. But drying up vital food-producing land is a blunt tool.
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Colorado water roller coaster leads to drought, fire risk and weaker-than-average streamflow 11.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
One of Colorado's driest springs on record has led to diminished mountain streamflow and snow at 76% of the norm for this time of year as warmer temperatures accelerate melting.
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Fast-growing Western cities face megadrought 8.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Eleven states and northern Mexico will likely experience a drought more severe than any since the 1500s.
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Letters: Predictions of drought in the West are dire (4/26/20) 26.4.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Predictions of drought in the West are dire Re: “Study: Megadrought is worst in modern age,” April 20 news story
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Climate warming may hit Colorado River Basin farmers hardest as shrinking snowpack leads to less irrigation water 21.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado River Basin farmers will be hardest hit by climate warming, along with food growers in Central Asia and the southern Andes, due to high dependence on shrinking snow as a source of irrigation water, new research has found.
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How to make the most of a stretched-thin pantry 16.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Here's how to stretch your pantry if you or your family are now homebound for a stretch, in self-imposed and cautious quarantine, or in an imposed isolation from others.
‘This system cannot be sustained’ 10.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
This year, tribal nations enter negotiations over Colorado River water.
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Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water 4.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Farmers are pumping until residential wells run dry in the Central Valley.
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There’s a new boom in the Permian Basin — wastewater 5.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As freshwater supplies shrink, interest in recycling water leftover from fracking is growing. Others aren’t so sure.
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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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California’s Dream has turned into water nightmares 9.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A new book looks at the Golden State’s history to understand its current water crisis.
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Are you recycling or ‘wishcycling’? For a better environment, know the difference 11.10.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Everyone warns against “wishcycling” -- throwing things in the recycle bin because we think it should be recycled when we know it probably isn’t recyclable or must be dropped off at a unique location.
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Gunnison sage grouse are vulnerable to climate chaos 3.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The dancing birds are especially susceptible to changing weather patterns, which is bad news going forward.
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Moving rocks by hand, Colorado volunteers strengthen eroding landscapes to help withstand climate change 22.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Confronting the impacts of climate change, volunteers in western Colorado have turned back to the Stone Age, constructing hundreds of "one-rock dams" across semi-arid landscapes in an effort to slow down accelerated erosion and prevent the formation of gullies.
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Colorado farmers fight to save their water and their community’s future 16.9.2019 Current Issue
‘We can either wait on Mother Nature — or we can give it a shot ourselves.’
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Utopic or dystopic future Bozeman? 21.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Things aren’t like they used to be in Montana’s iconic mountain town.
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Guest Commentary: A wet year has filled our reservoirs but we must prepare for the drought to come 14.8.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Time and water are alike in a lot of important ways. Both are finite resources that we can take for granted, or that we can manage carefully for great benefit. On Thursday, as the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) issues its official projections for water levels at Lake Powell and Lake Mead, it’s important to think […]
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