User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Apr 21 2015 18:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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California court ruling could limit drought fighting tools 21.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown says puts a "straitjacket" on local governments trying to fight the severe statewide drought, an appeals court has found that an Orange County city's tiered water rates are unconstitutional.
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Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at rainy Bristol 20.4.2015 Durango Herald
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane. It took him nine hours to get there Sunday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth snapped a 51-race losing streak by holding off Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson on one final restart in NASCAR’s...
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California's Delta water mysteriously missing amid drought 12.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
As California struggles with a devastating drought, huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta — and the prime suspects are farmers.
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Fox: Almond farmers have become a target 10.4.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
It takes a gallon of water to produce an almond. That's one remarkable fact. Here's another: Eighty-two percent of the world's almonds are grown in California, almost all of them in its agricultural heartland, the Central Valley.
California cities pressured to step up to slash water use 7.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Determined to erase its spotty water conservation record, the wealthy coastal community of Newport Beach is among the cities preparing to crack down on water guzzlers and wasters in response to California's worsening drought.
California governor defends water cutbacks 6.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most — farmers.
Colo. River not helping Calif. drought worries 6.4.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Drought-weary Californians can’t expect much encouragement from mountains elsewhere in the West: Snow that fills the Colorado River is lagging, too, officials said Friday.The snowpack in the Colorado and Wyoming valleys where the river originates now ranges from 51 to 79 percent of normal, said Brian Domonkos,...
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Navarrette: California water crisis is real 5.4.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
In the Bible, Jesus turns water into wine. But in California, there are those who would take that miracle in the other direction.
The future of agriculture appears dry 4.4.2015 Durango Herald
In a region facing a growing population and extended periods of drought, a record number of people gathered Friday to discuss future water needs at the Southwestern Water Conservation District’s 33rd annual Water Seminar. The world’s food supply will need to double by 2050, according to United Nations predictions.
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Big challenge to persuade Californians to let lawns die, save water 3.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
What's it going to take to get people to use a lot less water in drought-stricken California, the Technicolor landscape of lush yards, emerald golf courses and aquamarine swimming pools?
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California imposes water restrictions for first time 2.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level ever in the Sierra Nevada snowpack.
California governor orders mandatory water restrictions 2.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ECHO LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.
California governor orders mandatory water restrictions 2.4.2015 Durango Herald
ECHO LAKE, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered state officials Wednesday to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as the state grapples with a serious drought. Standing in dry, brown grass at a site that he said normally would be snow-covered this time of year, Brown announced he had signed an...
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Funding in short supply for water projects 31.3.2015 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water.The lifeline, however, might not reach the region for more than a decade, even though officials say some areas...
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$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor 26.3.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov.
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Lawmakers to vote on $1 billion water plan amid drought 26.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Senate budget committee have approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up water projects in drought-stricken California, with few details on where most of the money will go.
California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought 21.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze — not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the state's hydroelectric dams for the year.
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Drought persists in the Northwest, despite winter rains 20.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Water supplies and drought outlooks are grim in most Western states.
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California ponders drought spending 20.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion of drought-relief spending for California as it copes with a fourth dry year and Brown urges residents to reduce water use.
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Should the Bureau of Reclamation be abolished? 19.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Former Reclamation Commissioner Daniel Beard tells how defunct water policy, and the bureau itself, contribute to drought.
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