User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
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Colorado River groundwater’s depletion poses threat to states’ future consumption 27.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River Basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, a new study finds, the latest indication that a historic drought is threatening the region’s future access to water. In the past nine years, the basin - which covers Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California - has lost about 65 cubic kilometers of fresh water, nearly double the volume of the country’s largest reservo...
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Satellites uncover the severity of Southwest’s groundwater loss 26.7.2014 Durango Herald
SAN FRANCISCO – Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.Researchers from NASA and the University of California, Irvine say their study is...
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Letter: Sagebrush rebels will hasten Western drought 22.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Those who support Utah’s latest “Sagebrush Rebellion” might want to examine their thinking more closely. Recent studies indicate human activity in Utah’s Colorado Plateau is causing the snowpack in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to melt more rapidly, further depriving the watershed of its most precious resource. ORV and ATV use, grazing, mining, and drilling coupled with prolonged drought is denuding the desert of vegetation and cryptobiotic soils, which bind the soil sands together. Intense s...
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U.S. agriculture chief visits water-starved families 19.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
San Francisco • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies. Vilsack also announced $9.7 million in new emergency drought aid to help rural Californians hurt by the state’s three-year drought. A drought monitor sponsored by the federal government says 81 percent of the state is experiencing major agricultural losses and widespread water ...
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California gears up to fine water wasters: Should we turn our neighbors in? 18.7.2014 From the Blogs
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Drought leads to water restrictions in S. Utah 16.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
St. George, Utah • Spurred by ongoing drought conditions that have greatly diminished water levels in the Virgin River and its tributaries, many farmers and residents in southern Utah will no longer be able to use water from the river. The Spectrum of St. George reports (http://bit.ly/1yrttmE) that only people with water rights going dating back earlier than 1900 will be able to divert water to irrigate crops, grow pastures and give animals drinking water. The Utah Department of Natural Resource...
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California seeks to send message to water-wasters 16.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reservoirs are running dry, the Capitol's lawn has turned brown, and farmers have left hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted.
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California to fine residents who waste water 16.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
California water regulators have voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing.
Historic buildings find new life in West Valley 9.7.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
Business owners, professionals, even cities are adapting historic buildings for new ...
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Lake Mead water level drops to new low 9.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Las Vegas • Drought in the southwestern U.S is depleting Lake Mead on the Colorado River to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir was filled in the 1930s. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials in Nevada said Tuesday the water level at the reservoir serving Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles will drop this week and should be about 1,080 feet above sea level by November. That will be below the nearly 1,082 feet recorded in November 2010 and also below the 1,083 feet in Ap...
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In dry California, water fetching record prices in private sales 2.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.
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Sound off: How are West Valley cities handling water issues? 17.6.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
This week's question: What has your city done to reduce water usage and increase ...
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The Denver Post Garden Calendar, 6/13/2014 12.6.2014 Denver Post: Lifestyles
EVENTSColorado Agriculture Leadership FoundationJune 14: Hosting a "High Tea Calf Style" with tea and a hay ride tour of the Lowell Ranch, 2 p.
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Steamboat briefs: Part of Routt County Road 14 will be closed Tuesday 12.6.2014 Steamboat Pilot
A section of Routt County Road 14 beginning at the intersection with Colorado Highway 131 and continuing south to Stagecoach Lake State Park will be closed to through traffic for most of the day Tuesday for minor construction. The road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Routt County Road and Bridge Department explained that the road closure is necessary in order to install a culvert near Hibbert Lane and mile marker 7. Local traffic will be permitted during the closure, however, residents are encouraged to travel outside of this time period where feasible. The culvert is being installed as part of planned drainage improvements along the C.R. 14 corridor this year to help move storm water further away from the roadway edge to improve and protect the road structure. The public is advised that if it rains Tuesday, work may be rescheduled for the following day. Recycle electronics from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Recycle your electronics from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2631 Uphill Circle, off of ...
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Water woes force big brewers to tighten the tap 12.6.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fort Worth, Texas • Some of the largest brewers in the U.S. are trying to reduce their water-to-beer ratio as drought and wildfire threaten the watersheds where they draw billions of gallons every year. No independent group tracks beer-makers’ water usage, but MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch both say they have made reductions. MillerCoors released a sustainability report Wednesday that shows it has cut its water use by 9.2 percent from 2012. “Water is just critical to us,” Kim Marotta, the Chicag...
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Pot farms pollute, drain streams 2.6.2014 Durango Herald
SAN FRANCISCO – Some drought-stricken rivers and streams in Northern California’s coastal forests are being polluted and sucked dry by water-guzzling medical marijuana farms, wildlife officials say – an issue spurring at least one county to try to outlaw personal grows. State fish and wildlife officials say much of...
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Study finds pot farms draining streams dry in Northern California 2.6.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
San Francisco • Some drought-stricken rivers and streams in Northern California’s coastal forests are being polluted and sucked dry by water-guzzling medical marijuana farms, wildlife officials say — an issue that has spurred at least one county to try to outlaw personal grows. State fish and wildlife officials say much of the marijuana being grown in northern counties under the state’s medical pot law is not being used for legal, personal use, but for sale both in California and states where p...
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Soggy spring is brief: For garden longevity, plant a Xeriscape 29.5.2014 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Garden envy. We all have it, looking at yards that seem more glorious than ours. If you spend your days tilling, toiling, weeding and watering, while those other gardeners have time for
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Aurora Water offers year-round Xeriscape classes, expanded rebates 27.5.2014 Denver Post: Local
AURORA —Aurora Water has expanded its customer education and resource programs this year to include year-round Xeriscaping classes and incentive programs to help mitigate the cost ...
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Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming 18.5.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.
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