User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Apr 17 2014 20:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Ag life a trying endeavor 17.4.2014 Durango Herald
Agriculture is a difficult profession in the best of times, but itx2019s an even bigger challenge during a drought.Thatx2019s one of the many takeaways from Wednesday eveningx2019s panel discussing current and future issues for local agriculture sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County. About 85 people filled...
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Can cacti help San Joaquin Valley farmers survive a drought? 10.4.2014 From the Blogs
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x2018Pray for rainx2019 6.4.2014 Durango Herald
Hamburger. Steak. Prime rib. However you like it, beef is whatx2019s for dinner on many local tables.But the folks who put it on the plate are dealing with the consequences of two years of drought and looking at another one coming up if some good precipitation doesnx2019t come our...
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For southeast Colorado, a new dust bowl is blowing in 6.4.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Topsoil blew into a dark cloud that swept across the flat landscape of southeast Colorado once again Monday afternoon.
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Deep snow in mountains, dry farmland down below 3.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
As of the first week of April, the statewide average snowpack in Colorado is 113 percent. Only the southwestern watersheds are lagging behind. The Colorado River snowpack is at 125 percent. The South Platte is at 135 percent of average. Good news, right? Well, yes, in terms of keeping ski resorts in business well into spring. And yes, in terms of hopefully reducing fires in Colorado’s high country. But no in terms of farming and ranching. At least, not as things currently stand. Weld County alone is a powerhouse in America’s agricultural production. Yet Weld County and many other Colorado counties that are home to farming and ranching are suffering from an ongoing drought. Snow in the mountains does not mean the end of drought on the plains. Last September, the Front Range north of Denver was hit with excessive rain. You might think a lot of rain would be a good thing. The hard fact is the rain did not soak in. It simply flooded farms and ranches, causing significant erosion, unbelievable damage to ...
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New Mexico chile production shriveling 30.3.2014 Headlines: All Headlines

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NM scientist to lead energy, water research group 29.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SANTA FE, N.M.—A scientist from Los Alamos National Laboratory has been tapped to help New Mexico with complex issues related to energy and water science.
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N.M. chile numbers down 28.3.2014 Durango Herald
LAS CRUCES, N.M. x2013 A combination of dwindling water supplies in southern New Mexico and the availability of farm labor are taking its toll on one of New Mexicox2019s most famous crops chile.Statistics released Thursday by state and federal agriculture agencies show the amount of hot peppers planted, harvested and produced in...
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Drought gives one of the West's thirstiest crops an ironic boost 25.3.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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Tensions over Rio Grande escalate with drought 21.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SANTA FE, N.M.—The tension was high Thursday as top water managers from New Mexico, Colorado and Texas discussed the need for more communication and cooperation in legal battles over the Rio Grande's water.
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How California's drought is changing organic milk and honey 20.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The California drought has dried up the grass that gives farmers the right to slap the label "organic" on their meat and milk. Since there's no grass, the old definition of "organic" no longer applies.
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California hosting congressional drought hearing 19.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FRESNO, Calif.—A congressional committee will meet in Fresno on Wednesday, taking up California's drought crisis at the heart of the state's agricultural region.
Letter: Utahns use too much water; soon it will be gone 14.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
After Nevada, Utah is the second driest state, but incredibly, Utah is the second highest water consumer per capita in the country (next to Nevada). If we have a big drought, it’ll be much worse than California is currently experiencing. Having grown up with the Mormon ethic of preparedness, I believe it’s time Utahns prepare for a big drought. Instead of talking about pumping more non-existent water from the shrinking Colorado River, we should be making lifestyle and policy choices that add u...
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Farm to fork: California drought to drive up food prices in the long term 12.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
With 2013 the driest year on record and 2014 possibly worse, the devastation of California's drought is trickling down to crops, fields, farmers markets, grocery stores -- and the kitchen table.
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El Nino may be on way for summer, meteorologists say 7.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON —Relief might be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather
N.M. preps for irrigation season (Cached) 4.3.2014 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE x2013 With the growing season approaching and the drought continuing to bear down on New Mexico, one of the statex2019s major irrigation districts said Monday it is getting ready to prime its canals.Derrick Lente, chairman of the districtx2019s board of directors, said the district is expecting to have more water...
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California farmers hire dowsers to find water 3.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
St. Helena, Calif. • With California in the grips of drought, farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious and some say foolhardy tool for locating underground water: dowsers, or water witches. Practitioners of dowsing use rudimentary tools — usually copper sticks or wooden “divining rods” that resemble large wishbones — and what they describe as a natural energy to find water or minerals hidden deep underground. While both state and federal water scientists disapprove of dowsing, Califo...
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Drought cure? California farmers hire dowsers 2.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
St. Helena, Calif. • With California in the grips of drought, farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious and some say foolhardy tool for locating underground water: dowsers, or water witches. Practitioners of dowsing use rudimentary tools — usually copper sticks or wooden “divining rods” that resemble large wishbones — and what they describe as a natural energy to find water or minerals hidden deep underground. While both state and federal water scientists disapprove of dowsing, Califor...
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CA governor signs off on $687 million drought plan 2.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities.
California soaked but little drought help, damage 1.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
AZUSA, Calif.—A storm that brought some of the highest rainfall totals to the Los Angeles area in years, including eight inches on some mountains, was just the beginning of what the region needs to pull out of a major drought.
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