User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Apr 26 2016 18:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The drought isn’t over, so let’s not relax 26.4.2016 High Country News Most Recent
It’s too soon to stop water conservation efforts. News of the drought’s end are greatly exaggerated.
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Through the looking glass, some envisioning a recycling rebound 24.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
John Lair rattles a plastic bag full of broken glass. There are bits of plastic, paper labels and chunks of food mixed in with the green, amber and clear — or flint — shards.
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Colorado taps more dirty and recycled water to meet growing demand 22.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The rising western thirst for water is driving a push in Colorado, home of pristine mountain snowfields, to do more with dirty H2O.
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Commissioners on board with matching grant for new Yampa River Study 20.4.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The last time the community funded a Yampa River management plan, in 2004, it was all about balancing the health of the town stretch of the Yampa with recreation. More than a decade later, plans are underway for a new river management plan, and this time, there is more emphasis on protecting the health of the river to help ensure ample water for the community in times of drought. “In part, this is an update of the 2004 plan. But it’s more of a streamflow management plan, where we’ll be looking for target flows that support aquatic life and water quality,” city of Steamboat Springs Water Resources Manager Kelly Heaney said Tuesday after meeting with Routt County officials. “It’s almost like a drought resiliency plan for the river.” And the new study will take in a longer stretch of the river — from the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area downstream to the city’s wastewater treatment plant west of town. The Routt County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to earmark $5,000 in its 2017 budget for a ...
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Thousands search for missing in Japan's deadly earthquakes 17.4.2016 Durango Herald
Thousands of rescue workers are searching a debris-strewn village in southern Japan for about a half-dozen missing people after two powerful earthquakes killed 41 people
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Poor policies blamed as India reels from drought, hardship 16.4.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SHAHAPUR, India (AP) — Shantabai Babulkar's day begins before dawn with a 5-kilometer (3-mile) trek across barren fields and dusty scrubland to fetch water from a distant well.
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Forecasters predict below-average spring runoff, continued Utah drought 7.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s mountains are currently sporting a roughly average snowpack — welcome news to many after four years of drought — but other factors suggest much of that snow won’t make it into reservoirs this spring. Most of Utah’s snowpack is in the range of 90-100 percent of normal; the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City and Provo are among the driest, at 90 percent. Southeastern Utah is still holding up better than the rest of the state, with snowpack at 111 percent of normal. But while mountain snow...
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Grouse suit seeks to block new fences on BLM land in Nevada 5.4.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are suing the Bureau of Land Management to block the construction of fences in northern Nevada they say are intended to appease livestock ranchers at the risk of harming sage grouse and the drought-stricken federal rangeland.
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Drought-stricken California ponders future of conservation 4.4.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FRESNO, California (AP) — Taking a regional approach to saving water in California's drought, state regulators suggest relaxing or dropping conservation orders for El Nino-soaked Northern Californians, while keeping in place strict rules for residents of drier Southern California.
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Snowpack in California improving, but drought not over 31.3.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ECHO SUMMIT, Calif. — A nearly average spring snowpack in the Sierra Nevada will probably prolong tough water conservation measures in drought-stricken California — although the
Drought brings unexpected water relief to California communities 21.3.2016 Current Issue
State and federal funds are paying for desperately needed infrastructure in the Central Valley.
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Rain swells lakes, dams in Northern California 11.3.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An already wet March is set to get even more moisture Friday and to bring further swells to lakes and dams in Northern California.
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The disappearing wetlands in California’s Central Valley 29.2.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Where water is scarce, waterbirds pay the price.
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Officials to say how well California saving water in drought 25.2.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State regulators on Thursday will provide their monthly update on how well Californians are conserving water during a historic drought.
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As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry 24.2.2016 Durango Herald
A drought worsened by the El Nino weather phenomenon has driven Haitians who were already barely getting by on marginal farmland deeper into misery
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A dry future weighs heavy on California agriculture 22.2.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Something's got to give in Central Valley farming. The only question is what.
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Water officials vote to extend California drought emergency 3.2.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — State water regulators voted to extend emergency conservation measures because of a drought, even though an increase in rain and snow this winter has improved California's snowpack.
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Above normal snowpack in some of last winter's driest regions 2.2.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Precipitation in recent months chips away at California drought, but the water deficit will be hard to overcome.
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Snowpack in drought-stricken California hits five-year high 26.1.2016 Durango Herald
Officials say California has more snow than the drought-stricken state has seen in five years
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Modern sagebrush rebels recycle old Western fantasies 25.1.2016 Writers on the Range
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