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March 4th, 2015

March 4, 2015--Outlook improves for water throughout Colorado (Denver Post)

Unsurprisingly, to anyone who has spent the past few weeks in or around Denver, the South Platte River Basin leads Colorado's snowpack statistics at 113 percent of average as of Tuesday.


March 4, 2015--California drought visualization website (GISuser.com)

This visualization tool is designed to provide the public with atlas-like, statewide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources. In partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation, options are being explored to expand the visualization to describe conditions across the lower Colorado River region.


March 3, 2015--Water 4.0: The past, present, and future of the world's most vital resource (Water Log)

David Sedlak, a civil engineering professor at the University of California and the director of ReNUWit, an engineering research center for Reinventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure, wrote this book to provide a vision of water management in the future by tracking its history.


March 2nd

March 2, 2015--Water loss: Seven things you need to know about an invisible global problem (Guardian)

Water loss is often referred to as non-revenue water (NRW) – water that is produced in a network but never reaches the consumer. This might be due to aging networks which haven’t been properly managed, metering inaccuracies, theft or unmetered authorised consumption, like water used from fire hydrants.


March 2, 2015--A Colorado River diminished by climate change impacts all of the Southwest, urban and rural alike (Arizona Central)

The most dire prediction of a 2012 federal supply-and-demand study of the Colorado River may have been this one: By 2060, the demand shortfall for Colorado River water could reach 1 trillion gallons — enough water to supply 6 million Southwestern households for a year. So, which 6 million households do we let go dry? Think this one through.


March 2, 2015--State Supreme Court to weigh water diversion (Aspen Journal)

A water court case in Pueblo over the size of water rights from the upper Fryingpan River delivered through the Busk-Ivanhoe tunnel to the East Slope has now blossomed into a Colorado Supreme Court case full of powerful interests opposing each other across the Continental Divide.


March 1, 2015--Fukushima nuclear radiation spikes 7,000% as contaminated water pours into the ocean (Global Research)

Cleanup crews trying to mitigate Japan’s never-ending radiation crisis at Fukushima ran into more problems recently after sensors monitoring a drainage gutter detected a huge spike in radiation levels from wastewater pouring into the Pacific Ocean.


March 1, 2015--Talented people are competing for $100,000 to help solve an intractable problem (Arizona Central)

The drought is deepening across the Western United States and our lifeline has grown more tenuous. The Colorado River that feeds Arizona and her neighboring states may not be a reliable supplier of water if today's dry conditions persist.


March 1, 2015--McPhee Reservoir at risk of mussel invasion (Associated Press)

The non-native quagga and zebra mussels are wreaking havoc on reservoirs in California, Arizona, and Nevada, clogging reservoirs and substantially increasing maintenance costs. Larvae can survive in water on boats that then infect other lakes. Annual tests show McPhee has tested negative so far for the mussels. According to the Cortez Journal, concerns rose after the U.S.


February 28, 2015--Water is eating away at Antarctica's ice and it may reshape Earth (Associated Press)

Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans. As the ice sheets slowly thaw, water pours into the sea — 130 billion tons of ice (118 billion metric tons) per year for the past decade, according to NASA satellite calculations.