Groundwater

May 21, 2015--California farmers offer concession in drought (New York Times)

Faced with the increasing likelihood that the state will significantly cut their water allotment as a way to deal with the punishing drought, farmers in California’s Sacramento and San Joaquin river delta are offering to give up a quarter of the water they have considered guaranteed for more than a century.


May 20, 2015--Millions in federal dollars aim to improve long-term water conservation (Los Angeles Times)

California is getting about $33 million in federal money for water recycling, irrigation improvements and other conservation projects in a new round of funding for water and energy efficiency projects in Western states. Few of the California projects, which are spread across the state, would provide immediate relief from the lingering drought.


May 19, 2015--Colorado's Water Plan and WISE water infrastructure (Denver Post)

Construction is set to begin on a regional water project that is a significant part of the South Denver area's plan to transition to a renewable water supply.


May 17, 2015--The greatest water crisis in the history of the United States (Right Side News)

What are we going to do once all the water is gone?  Thanks to the worst drought in more than 1,000 years, the western third of the country is facing the greatest water crisis that the United States has ever seen. Lake Mead is now the lowest that it has ever been since the Hoover Dam was finished in the 1930s, mandatory water restrictions have already been implemented in the state of


April 24, 2015--Colorado River water shortage: Rural areas would be hit harder than cities (Casa Grande Dispatch)

Arizona’s communities, industries, mines and Native American tribes aren’t likely to be affected during the next five years if federal officials declare a shortage on the Colorado River, officials said Wednesday.


April 21, 2015--County water in decline (Durango Herald)

Groundwater is on the decline in certain parts of La Plata County, and more infrastructure is needed to bring water to rural residents and business before they run out, according to the La Plata County Water Advisory Commission’s draft policy bulletins. For the past year, the commission has worked to assess the county’s water supply and infrastructure needs. “Water i


April 18, 2015--Dry wells plague California as drought has water tables plunging (Bloomberg Business)

Near California’s Success Lake, more than 1,000 water wells have failed. Farmers are spending $750,000 to drill 1,800 feet down to keep fields from going fallow. Makeshift showers have sprouted near the church parking lot.


March 29, 2015--Tipton will re-introduce his water rights measure (Grand Junction Sentinel)

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will tweak a previous measure of his to have the federal government recognize states’ water laws, Tipton said Saturday at the Club 20 spring meeting. A measure he plans to carry this Congress will take aim at a U.S. Forest Service directive he criticized as an overreach on control of groundwater.


March 20, 2015--No, California won't run out of water in a year (Los Angeles Times)

California's water situation is troubling, but experts say decades worth of groundwater remain. Lawmakers are proposing emergency legislation, state officials are clamping down on watering lawns and, as California enters a fourth year of drought, some are worried that the state could run out of water. State water managers and other experts said Thursda

March 18, 2015--As California sets new water restrictions, Arizona resources dwindle (Arizona Public Media)

On Tuesday, California officials passed tough new restrictions on water usage in urban areas. The State Water Resources Control Board of California passed new restrictions on urban water agencies that, among other things, limits landscape watering to two days a week in cities that don't already have restrictions in place. With longterm drought forecast across the West, s


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