Irrigation

April 3, 2009--Calif. association backs 20% water use reduction (Environmental News Network)

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) has formally adopted policy principles supporting the goal of reducing per capita water use by 20 percent statewide by 2020 and committing the associatio

April 1, 2009--Water wars leave northern Colorado farmers dry (U.S. Water news)

Many farmers in this northern Colorado plains region are struggling to keep their crops irrigated and stay afloat as they find themselves on the wrong side of state water rules dating back to the 19th cent

April 1, 2009--New law allows state to regulate deep aquifers (U.S. Water News)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has signed legislation into law to help stop a rush by real estate developers and others to tap into deep aquifers with brackish water.

March 31, 2009--Public land bill includes conduit (Pueblo Chieftain)

President Barack Obama signed an omnibus public lands bill Monday that gives the go-ahead for the Arkansas Valley Conduit, while creating new wilderness areas.


March 28, 2009--County moves waste facility ahead (Cortez Journal)

More than 150 farmers, ranchers, oil and gas operators and residents packed into the county annex building Thursday night as Montezuma County planning commissioners unanimously approved two motions for an

March 27, 2009--New water district seeks funding ideas (Durango Herald)

Members of the board of the La Plata-Archuleta Water District  looked to see if residents were willing to pay for rural water needs in the face of countywide growth Thursday night at a public meeting

March 27, 2009--Rainwater collection bill clears House (Pueblo Chieftain)

Rural residents of the state could use a limited amount of water collected from their rooftops under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Thursday.