User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
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Rampell: California the latest battleground in Trump's war on data 31.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Whom are you going to believe, Donald Trump or your own lying eyes? Trump is hoping the answer is Trump. At an event in Fresno on Friday, the presumptive Republican nominee had the gall to declare that California’s severe four-year drought was a figment of voters’ imaginations. Never mind the record-low levels of Sierra snowpack last year, which, through runoff, provide about a third of the water used by the state’s cities and farms. Never mind that snowpack conditions across California stand at... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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“A history of subversion”: An excerpt from Terry Tempest Williams’ latest book 30.5.2016 Current Issue
“César E. Chávez National Monument” from The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks.
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Governor urges relaxed grazing restrictions 29.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Reno, Nev. • Gov. Brian Sandoval is urging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to reconsider livestock grazing restrictions in northeastern Nevada, saying they may now be unwarranted given a wet winter that has drought conditions on the mend. The Republican governor who called for expedited roundups of wild horses in Nevada says the BLM’s management scheme wrongly prioritizes mustangs ahead of ranchers — a matter of much debate for decades in the 10 Western states where mustangs roam from Califor...
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Sandoval urges relaxed grazing restrictions as drought wanes 29.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
RENO, Nev. • Gov. Brian Sandoval is urging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to reconsider livestock grazing restrictions in northeast Nevada, saying that may now be unwarranted given a wet winter that has drought conditions on the mend. The Republican governor who recently called for expedited roundups of wild horses in Nevada says the agency’s current management scheme wrongly prioritizes mustangs ahead of ranchers — a matter of much debate for decades in the 10 western states where the musta...
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How rural New Mexico shares water during drought 27.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Centuries-old traditions offer guidance for water managers seeking resilience in an uncertain future.
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After years of drought and overuse, the San Luis Valley aquifer refills 27.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How an over-taxed basin is getting its water use under control.
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Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Las Vegas • Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada. Casino magnate Steve Wynn can, though not everyone shares the vision of the man who brought dancing water fountains, pirate sea battles and an exploding volcano to adorn his previous Las Vegas gambling resorts. The plan is still in the design phase and hasn’t received final approval...
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California water conservation to return to local hands 19.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Eric Graham has fake grass. Across the street, Louie Torres has dead grass.
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Train brings water to a drought-hit region in central India 19.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LATUR, India (AP) — Many trains pull into Latur's railroad station, but none is as eagerly awaited as the train that pulls into the parched town in the dead of the night.
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California weighs next step for saving water in drought 19.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Officials with water districts throughout drought-stricken California said Wednesday they support a proposed move to put the agencies in control of conservation after a wet winter eased conditions in some parts of the state.
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Utahns asked to sign 'H2Oath' and commit to conserve water 11.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utahns who have long said they would do more to conserve water if only they knew how now have a chance to prove it. The Utah Division of Water Resources kicked off its new conservation initiative, H2Oath, Tuesday morning at a ceremonial signing where several Utah institutions, including the University of Utah and Utah’s four largest water districts, pledged to take direct action to reduce their water use. H2Oath aims to convert Utahns’ desire to do more about water conservation, and their more r...
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'Strange' weather yields roller-coaster water year thus far 6.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
It seems Utah’s weather can’t decide whether or not it wants to play the drought card again this summer. After early projections called for big-time snow, the later part of the winter season failed to deliver. Unremarkable spring weather made it appear Utah might squeak by with just enough snowpack — but then an unseasonable warm spell dropped some Utah mountain ranges to 10 percent of normal, said Randy Julander, Utah Snow Survey supervisor for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Enter ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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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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