User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Sep 22 2014 05:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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More drought forecast next year across West 22.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.
Some California wells run dry amid drought 21.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
EAST PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.
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Can we find 1 equitable water policy? 16.9.2014 Durango Herald
Agricultural dry-up is an ominous phrase, but it’s reality on the Front Range as farmers sell water rights to satisfy unquenchable urban sprawl.It won’t be enough. Population predictions show Colorado doubling to 10 million residents in 50 years, mostly on the Front Range. Experts with the Colorado Water Conservation Board...
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In California drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitats 14.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
YUBA CITY, calif. — For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage
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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat 13.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — California's drought has created dire conditions for what conservationists say is a bigger-than-normal bird migration starting up now from the Arctic and subarctic.
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Despite deluge, Arizona still in drought 11.9.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
When it comes to the long-term drought loosening its grip, you just can't catch up in a ...
New Mexico's green chile harvest in full swing 10.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is around the corner and the green chile harvest is in full swing.
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Arizona's drought not impacted by record rainfall 10.9.2014 azcentral.com | news
Despite seeing record rainfall on Monday, Arizona is unlikely to see an improvement in drought conditions across much of ...
California homes lack water meters during drought 7.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fresno, Calif. • Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don’t have meters telling them just how much water they are using. That’s changing, but some say it’s not fast enough. State law requires water meters by 2025, but the State Water Resources Control Board says dozens of water districts, many in the thirsty Central Valley, aren’t totally metered. More than 235,000 homes and businesses in the state are not equipped with meters, a...
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Drought lingers, yet some homes lack water meters 7.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fresno, Calif. • Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don’t have meters telling them just how much water they are using. That’s changing, but some say it’s not fast enough. State law requires water meters by 2025, but the State Water Resources Control Board says dozens of water districts, many in the thirsty Central Valley, aren’t totally metered. More than 235,000 homes and businesses in the state are not equipped with meters, a...
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Rain washes worries away for Colorado lawns, farms and fire prevention 3.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The grass is green in Denver, the foothills are lush and Colorado's rivers are running high.
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Wildfire and bare-bottom bike riders 2.9.2014 Current Issue
Mishaps and mayhem from the region.
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Water: Battleground of the West 2.9.2014 Durango Herald
West of the invisible 100th meridian line separating the East from the West, Harold Baxstrom irrigates 180 acres of hay or pasture with water directly from Lemon Reservoir.Since the 2001 drought, very few farmers have been able to fully irrigate their land each year, and according to Baxstrom, a former Colorado state water commissioner...
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Five myths about the California drought 2.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
California is experiencing its third-worst drought in 106 years, resulting in idled cropland and soaring water prices. Since the state produces almost 70 percent of the nation’s top 25 fruit, nut and vegetable crops, California’s pain could soon hit the rest of the country through higher food prices. Will conservation and new water-saving technologies be enough to weather this dry period? Let’s consider five myths about the California drought. 1. California knows how to manage droughts. Califor...
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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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