September 1, 2016--In West Coast visit, President Obama goes after climate change skeptics, praises efforts to restore Lake Tahoe (LA Times)

At a conservation summit on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, President Obama on Wednesday pointed to the environmental degradation of the lake’s once-crystal-clear waters as proof of the damage caused by climate change and warned of the threat posed by Republican leaders who continue to deny its existence. Obama never named Republican members in Congress or GOP presidentia


Colorado Watershed Assembly Annual Conference (Avon, CO)

10/11/2016 8:00 am
10/13/2016 5:00 pm

For more information and/or to register visit their website


10th Annual Water 101 Workshop and Pilot Water 202 Session (Durango, CO)

09/22/2016 8:30 am
09/23/2016 12:00 pm

The 10th Annual Water 101 Workshop and Pilot Water 202 Session will be conducted September 22-23, 2016 at the La Plata County fairgrounds in Durango, CO. We are once again fortunate to have Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs (retired) as our keynot speaker.


LPWWA Groundbreaking Ceremony (Durango, CO)

09/14/2016 10:00 am

Please join us on Wednesday, September 14th at 10 am for the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the La Plata West Water Authority Raw Water Project. This project is a joint venture with La Plata West Water Authority, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Lake Durango Water Authority. The ceremony will take place at the Tribute Garden at Lake Nighthorse on County Road 210.


August 31, 2016--Cloud-seeders get upgrade in mountains above Dolores (Cortez Journal)

A remote-operated cloud-seeding generator is being installed in the mountains above Dolores in an attempt to improve snowpack and runoff into McPhee Reservoir. The Dolores Water Conservancy District has partnered with the Idaho Power Co.


August 30, 2016--NASA climate study warns of unprecedented North American drought (Guardian)

California is in the midst of its worst drought in over 1,200 years, exacerbated by record hot temperatures. A new study led by Benjamin Cook at NASA GISS examines how drought intensity in North America will change in a hotter world, and finds that things will only get worse. Global warming intensifies drought in several ways.


August 29, 2016--Americans are buying more bottled water than soda (Environmental News Network)

This year is on track to see Americans’ consumption of bottled water outpace their soda drinking for the very first time. According to Euromonitor, a market research firm, the average American will buy 27.4 gallons of bottled water, compared to 26.2 gallons of soda drinks. Is this a good thing?


August 29, 2016--Good luck Chris Woodka—no one can replace your work on the water beat (Coyote Gulch)

Chris Woodka, a longtime editor and reporter at The Pueblo Chieftain, recently accepted the position of issues management program coordinator for the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, effective Sept. 12. He will work with the district and Bureau of Reclamation on the Arkansas Valley Conduit and other projects. Woodka, 61, has worked at The Chieftain since 1985.


August 28, 2016--The key to water security could be lurking in a New Mexico sewage farm (Guardian)

The sulphurous springs of Yellowstone national park are scalding, tainted with heavy metals and acidic enough to eat through clothing.


August 27, 2016--Historic McElmo flume awarded final funding (Cortez Journal)

The historic McElmo Flume is set to get a final makeover thanks to a $180,000 grant awarded this month to Montezuma County from the Colorado State Historical Society. “It is the last piece of the preservation process that will tell the story of water history in the county,” said flume advocate Linda Towle. A recently constructed interpretive pullout off U.S.


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