User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Oct 25 2020 21:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount 25.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The record-breaking forest fires burning in Colorado even as winter sets in are the latest sign climate change is hitting the West hard, causing scientists to up their rhetoric and warn it is past time to move beyond planning and start aggressively acting.
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Water shortages in western United States more likely than previously thought 16.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically low levels by 2025, jeopardizing the steady flow of Colorado River water that more than 40 million people rely on in the American West.
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Six states threaten lawsuits if feds fast-track the Lake Powell Pipeline 14.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The Trump Administration’s plan to expedite review of Utah’s diversion project undoes decades of collaborative agreements between the states that rely on the Colorado River.
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As San Luis Valley’s water shortage intensifies, Gov. Jared Polis mulls climate warming adaptation 30.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
How to adapt to a hotter, drier world is emerging as a do-or-die mission for people living around the arid West.
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Drought taking a toll on Colorado agriculture “in all corners of the state” 21.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The hot, dry weather that's fanning fires on more than 176,000 acres across Colorado is also battering the state's agriculture industry as it stunts crops, dries up the flow of water to farms and shrivels grazing land.
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Climate change hits home in Colorado with raging wildfires, shrinking water flows and record heat 19.8.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Climate scientists emphasized that average temperatures will continue to increase for decades due to humans burning so many fossil fuels -- coal, gas and oil -- in the past. That means impacts including wildfires, aridity, depleted streams and rivers -- with some variability -- likely will intensify.
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U.S. West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now 14.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River face a much drier future.
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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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