User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Reservoirs
Last updated: May 21 2019 12:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Hoover Dam ceremony marks Colorado River drought plan 21.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal, state and tribal water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado River water despite ongoing drought in the arid U.S. Southwest.
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On the Road to 50: A grand beginning 13.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
At a dangerous and promising time, HCN tells the many stories of the West.
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High snowpack could increase Colorado flood risk 11.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
As any gnar-loving powder-chaser might recall, Colorado's mountains got walloped with snow all winter long, leading to one of the state's biggest winters in recent memory. But most of the snow from the epic winter  hasn't melted yet, setting up what should be a busy spring snowmelt season for the state.
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Kafer: Plant to make life healthier for you and your planet 10.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
New research out of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found women who live in homes with bountiful vegetation have higher life expectancies and better mental health than women whose homes and yards have fewer plants. The most striking finding from the study: Women with the greenest environments were 34 percent less likely to die of respiratory disease and 13 percent less likely to die of cancer than women with the fewest plants. An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but proximity to trees just might.
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Alaskans at war with U.S. military over readiness exercises 8.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The small town of Cordova, dependent on salmon fishing, is fighting for control of its waters.
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Boulder County won’t process Gross Reservoir review while being sued by Denver Water 1.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Boulder County has notified Denver Water that it will not process the utility’s land use review application for a Gross Reservoir expansion at the same time that is defending itself in a lawsuit by Denver Water challenging the need to even go through that procedure.
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Blue River near Breckenridge turns orange; river is source of drinking water for Front Range 28.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Officials are investigating Saturday after the Blue River in Breckenridge has been running orange in color through the day. The source is likely an abandoned mine upriver from the town.
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Carroll: A drought will come again and Denver will need an expanded Gross Reservoir to weather it 26.4.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
If you needed a reminder of how fickle Colorado’s snow and rainfall can be -- and the importance of water storage in a dry climate — the past 12 months have been a teaching moment.
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Colorado River basin reservoirs benefit from heavy snowpack 25.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Reservoirs around the Colorado River basin are in good shape after an exceptionally wet winter.
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Trump signs Colorado River drought plan 17.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West.
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U.S. Congress approves Colorado River drought plan 9.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump.
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Will Congress leave the Colorado River high and dry? 4.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
After months of negotiations, seven basin states wait for Congressional approval.
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Colorado requiring boaters to buy a stamp to prove they don’t carry the “STD of the Sea” 2.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado in 2019 is requiring boaters to have an aquatic nuisance inspection before launching into lakes and reservoirs.
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Colorado River drought plan gets first congressional hearing 27.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A plan that outlines how seven states will deal with declining flows in a major river in the U.S. West is getting its first hearing in Congress.
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Colorado, Western states finalize landmark drought plan to voluntarily use less Colorado River water 20.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Faced with reservoirs less than half full along the Colorado River, federal authorities and negotiators for Colorado and six other states on Tuesday finalized a landmark plan to share the burden of voluntarily using less water as growing cities and warming temperatures deplete the supply for 40 million people.
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Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state's largest lake, hoping to capitalize on one of its best opportunities yet to tackle a long-standing environmental and human health hazard.
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One family makes sense of losing its Colorado River water 21.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Pinal County farmers suffer more drastic cuts than cities in Arizona’s tenuous drought plan.
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Arizona will miss U.S. deadline for Colorado River drought plan, officials say 20.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Arizona won't have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan finished by the federal government's deadline to finalize protections for water used by millions across the U.S. West, state water officials said Tuesday.
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Nederland’s Barker Reservoir shoreline marches away from town 20.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Larsen said a number of people around his mountain town, who are used to seeing Barker Reservoir drawn down during the winter, are nevertheless talking about its shrunken contours this winter and contending that it exceeds what they recall seeing in recent years.
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U.S. says 2 states must finish Colorado River drought plan 2.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Two states in the U.S. West have work to do on a plan to combat the shrinking supply of Colorado River water that 40 million people depend on but that's threatened by a prolonged drought, a federal official said Friday.
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