User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Aug 21 2014 01:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Taking water from agriculture industry will do irreparable harm to Colorado 20.8.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Denver Water — on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation and the respective water districts from Arizona, California and Nevada — recently developed a drought management pilot program for the Upper Colorado River System to send more water downstream.
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How much does a great monsoon season relieve drought? 19.8.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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California water bond won’t be a drought-buster 16.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacremento, Calif. • Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are expected to use the backdrop of California’s most severe drought in nearly four decades to sell voters on the $7.5 billion water plan they put on the ballot this week. Despite its size, the measure will not solve the problems created by the drought nor is it expected to prevent rationing during future ones. Instead, the projects it will fund are designed to provide a greater cushion when the state finds itself dealing with prolonged w...
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Charlie Preston-Townsend: Planning the future of Yampa River 14.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Friends of the Yampa is a volunteer-run nonprofit based in Steamboat Springs and dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the recreational and environmental integrity of the Yampa River and its tributaries through stewardship, advocacy, education and partnerships. In response to the Colorado Water Plan, we have four primary expectations for future water planning: 1.The state of Colorado shall view the Yampa River as a significant and reliable supplier of water to meet Colorado River Compact obligations; Colorado shall hold non-consumptive needs as a priority and consider the significant conservation work that has been accomplished in the Yampa River Valley as an example for future water planning; The Yampa Valley and Western Slope water users must be assured that, in the event of a compact call, negotiated equitable apportionment principles will be utilized to protect our many important junior water rights; Maximum efficiencies through reduction and reuse programs shall be fully implemented ...
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Rainwater reclamation not in Phoenix's future 14.8.2014 azcentral.com | news
All that rain from Tuesday's storm wouldn't help the drought much even if we invested in capturing every ...
California drought changing what farmers grow 12.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
For more than 70 years, Fred Starrh’s family was among the most prominent cotton growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Then shifting global markets and rising water prices told him that wouldn’t work anymore. So he replaced most of the cotton plants on his farm near Shafter, 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles, and planted almonds, which make more money per acre and are increasingly popular with consumers in Asia. “You can’t pay $1,000 an acre-foot to grow cotton,” said Starrh, 85, crouchin...
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Is Arizona really running out of water? 11.8.2014 azcentral.com | news
Yes, Arizona IS running out of water, just not the way some people think. Here's ...
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Drought lessons: Water wasters attend Water School 9.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Santa Cruz, Calif. • Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn’t bother with that dripping kitchen sink. But now every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived. Nik Martinelli, a Santa Cruz water-conservation specialist who is up before dawn patrolling for overwatered lawns, launched a recent lesson. “We all know why ...
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Bone on bone in the Colorado River: energy in times of drought 8.8.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado water leaders used a curious approach last week in announcing a new water conservation program involving the Colorado River.
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Monsoon has little impact on Arizona drought 7.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
Arizona's monsoon rains aren't enough to replenish the state's water resources, according to the National Weather Service in ...
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Phoenix history: Walk-up stands and drive-in restaurants 7.8.2014 azcentral.com | news
Phoenix had several walk-up and drive-in restaurants in the mid 20th ...
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Fracking without fresh water 6.8.2014 Current Issue
A Texas oil company looks for other ways to supply its water needs.
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To protect hydropower, utilities will pay Colorado River water users to conserve 4.8.2014 From the Blogs
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Lawmakers struggle to reach drought relief deal for California 3.8.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
Prospects for a drought relief bill to help California farmers appear as likely as the state being deluged by three straight days of rain.
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Colorado water users gird for first statewide plan 1.8.2014 From the Blogs
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Colorado River Basin groundwater levels drop even faster than reservoirs 31.7.2014 From the Blogs
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Sorting out the claims after UCLA pipe break: Who pays? 31.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Los Angeles • Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud. Damage costs have yet to be pegged from the rupture of a pipeline that spewed more than 20 million gallons of water in the midst of California’s worst drought in decades. But officials Wednesday were beginning to assess its soggy aftermath at the University of California, Los Angeles. Rich Mylin, associ...
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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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