User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Aug 30 2014 01:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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U.S. official airs ‘myths’ on Colorado River water 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Las Vegas • A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told the “Business of Water” conference in Las Vegas that there’s no one-step way to avoid the possibility of cuts in water deliveries in the next few years to states including Arizona and Nevada. With the crucial Lake Mead r...
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63 trillion gallons of water lost to Western drought 23.8.2014 Durango Herald
SAN DIEGO – About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, arrived at the conclusion by...
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McArdle: Calif. drought to hit U.S. in the palate 23.8.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
California is suffering an epic drought. It's not the worst drought the state has ever had, but it's certainly the worst drought the state has ever had while housing tens of millions of residents and containing a significant fraction of U.S. agricultural production.
City may pay N.M. farmers to not use water 22.8.2014 Durango Herald
CLOVIS, N.M. – A New Mexico city struggling with drought is considering a plan to pay farmers with federal grant money to stop watering crops.Clovis-area farmers would be paid about $400 an acre to make the switch under a proposed conservation program aimed at changing the way farmers use their water supply, KRQE-TV reported...
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California drought stings bees, honey supplies 21.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
Taking water from agriculture industry will do irreparable harm to Colorado 20.8.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Denver Water — on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation and the respective water districts from Arizona, California and Nevada — recently developed a drought management pilot program for the Upper Colorado River System to send more water downstream.
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How much does a great monsoon season relieve drought? 19.8.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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California water bond won’t be a drought-buster 16.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacremento, Calif. • Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are expected to use the backdrop of California’s most severe drought in nearly four decades to sell voters on the $7.5 billion water plan they put on the ballot this week. Despite its size, the measure will not solve the problems created by the drought nor is it expected to prevent rationing during future ones. Instead, the projects it will fund are designed to provide a greater cushion when the state finds itself dealing with prolonged w...
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Charlie Preston-Townsend: Planning the future of Yampa River 14.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Friends of the Yampa is a volunteer-run nonprofit based in Steamboat Springs and dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the recreational and environmental integrity of the Yampa River and its tributaries through stewardship, advocacy, education and partnerships. In response to the Colorado Water Plan, we have four primary expectations for future water planning: 1.The state of Colorado shall view the Yampa River as a significant and reliable supplier of water to meet Colorado River Compact obligations; Colorado shall hold non-consumptive needs as a priority and consider the significant conservation work that has been accomplished in the Yampa River Valley as an example for future water planning; The Yampa Valley and Western Slope water users must be assured that, in the event of a compact call, negotiated equitable apportionment principles will be utilized to protect our many important junior water rights; Maximum efficiencies through reduction and reuse programs shall be fully implemented ...
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Rainwater reclamation not in Phoenix's future 14.8.2014 azcentral.com | news
All that rain from Tuesday's storm wouldn't help the drought much even if we invested in capturing every ...
California drought changing what farmers grow 12.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
For more than 70 years, Fred Starrh’s family was among the most prominent cotton growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Then shifting global markets and rising water prices told him that wouldn’t work anymore. So he replaced most of the cotton plants on his farm near Shafter, 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles, and planted almonds, which make more money per acre and are increasingly popular with consumers in Asia. “You can’t pay $1,000 an acre-foot to grow cotton,” said Starrh, 85, crouchin...
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Is Arizona really running out of water? 11.8.2014 azcentral.com | news
Yes, Arizona IS running out of water, just not the way some people think. Here's ...
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Drought lessons: Water wasters attend Water School 9.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Santa Cruz, Calif. • Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn’t bother with that dripping kitchen sink. But now every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived. Nik Martinelli, a Santa Cruz water-conservation specialist who is up before dawn patrolling for overwatered lawns, launched a recent lesson. “We all know why ...
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Bone on bone in the Colorado River: energy in times of drought 8.8.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado water leaders used a curious approach last week in announcing a new water conservation program involving the Colorado River.
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Monsoon has little impact on Arizona drought 7.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
Arizona's monsoon rains aren't enough to replenish the state's water resources, according to the National Weather Service in ...
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Phoenix history: Walk-up stands and drive-in restaurants 7.8.2014 azcentral.com | news
Phoenix had several walk-up and drive-in restaurants in the mid 20th ...
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Fracking without fresh water 6.8.2014 Current Issue
A Texas oil company looks for other ways to supply its water needs.
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To protect hydropower, utilities will pay Colorado River water users to conserve 4.8.2014 From the Blogs
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Lawmakers struggle to reach drought relief deal for California 3.8.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
Prospects for a drought relief bill to help California farmers appear as likely as the state being deluged by three straight days of rain.
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Colorado water users gird for first statewide plan 1.8.2014 From the Blogs
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