Irrigation

February 7, 2015--Climate change will increase evaporation of Colorado River (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

The Colorado River faces a dual threat from climate change as rising temperatures increase the demand for irrigation water and accelerate evaporation at the river’s two largest reservoirs. So says a new report from the U.S.


February 2, 2015--White House budget: Agriculture funding targets climate change impact (Washington Post)

The Agriculture Department would lose roughly $300 million this year under the president’s spending plan, receiving $23.5 billion in discretionary funding.


January 27, 2015--Flower gardens, homegrown veggies and green grass? (Norwood Post)

Many who live in Norwood probably cannot imagine having a lawn or garden, let alone having access to large amounts of water — raw water, water full of nutrients, ideal for irrigation.


January 24, 2015--Report: Farming and urban growth are polluting America’s aquifers (Circle of Blue)

Farming and urban growth, two forces that are reshaping the land surface, are also changing the chemistry and physical properties of the nation’s aquifers, leading to greater concentrations of natural and manmade pollutants that could persist for decades in essential underground water sources, according to a comprehensive U.S.


January 24, 2015--Irrigation water use drops by 30 percent in Nebraska (Journal Star)

Water used to irrigate and grow corn and other agricultural crops dropped by 30 percent across a wide swath of Nebraska last year. And a recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey indicates that, on average, the condition of the Ogallala Aquifer is stable and significantly healthier in Nebraska than in all other states over significant portions of the massive freshwater aquifer.


January 18, 2015--Agricultural hydropower projects coming to Colorado (Telluride Daily Planet)

A Telluride hydroelectric advocacy organization announced Thursday a $1.8 million grant awarded to the Colorado Department of Agriculture by the United States Department of Agriculture to support the development of agricultural hydropower projects in the state.


January 17, 2015--US farmers fighting drought may have hope yet (Nature World News)

US Farmers that are currently fighting ongoing drought, particularly in California, may have hope yet thanks to one man's ingenious invention. Jon Dewey has developed several water devices for growing and gardening, including his Patented WaterStick that allows farmers to grow more food using 75 percent less water.


January 16, 2015--Flex water bill pops up in House (Pueblo Chieftain)

A controversial bill that failed to find its way into law last year has resurfaced in the state Legislature. The bill is an attempt to create a flex water right that would allow agricultural water to be applied to other uses for up to five years in 10. The bill has been adjusted to prevent it from being used to move water anywhere, anytime for any use, as the first versions allowed.


DARCA Conference (Grand Junction, CO)

02/11/2015 8:30 am
02/13/2015 5:00 pm

The 13th Annual Ditch and Reservoir Companies Alliance (DARCA) Conference will be held at the  Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., Grand Junction, CO. For more information and/or to register call  (970) 412-1960 or visit their website at www.darca.org.


December 29, 2014--Water as a crop effort growing (Corsican Daily Sun)

Water is not traditionally thought of as a crop, but Water As A Crop and its partners are hoping to change that. This organization promotes the idea that water falling on private, rural land can be effectively conserved and marketed in a manner similar to crops.


Syndicate content