Irrigation

March 6, 2009--Colorado State University testing use of graywater for irrigation (Fort Collins Coloradoan)

To better manage water resources, states like Colorado may soon rely heavily on graywater - the non-potable water that flows from showers, bathroom sinks and washing machines.Using graywater to fill up toilets and irrigate landscapes could cut down household water use by around half, according to researchers at Colorado State University's Urban Water Center.
 

March 5, 2009--Lower Ark residents win ruling in suit (Pueblo Chieftain)

A judge has denied Aurora's request to question four Arkansas River Valley landowners who are suing the city to oppose water from being exported from the valley. U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer, in a decision made public Wednesday, ruled Aurora is not legally entitled to question the landowners through pre-trial depositions. Aurora earlier argued it needed to depose the landowners under oath as part of the city's attempt to show that the landowners don't have the right - known by the legal term ‘"standing" - to bring the lawsuit.

March 5, 2009--Agricultural water may be targeted by oil shale development (Rifle Citizen Telegram)

Commercial oil shale development in Western Colorado, Wyoming and Utah would require an "earth-shattering" amount of water, and the first place the industry would likely try to acquire it is from farmers a

March 5, 2009--Fences installed to protect Morro Bay watershed (L.A. Times)

A 3-year-old Morro Bay National Estuary program has installed 70,000 feet of streamside fencing as part of an effort to restore wildlife habitat in a nearby watershed of creek channels and meadowlands that have been degraded by grazing stock.

February 27, 2009--California faces water rationing, Governor proclaims drought emergency (Environmental News Service)

Parched California is a step closer to mandatory water rationing today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency and ordered all government agencies to implement the state's emergen

February 27, 2009--Lawmakers seek billions to expand, improve California's water supply (L.A. Times)

With California's budget crisis resolved for the moment, state lawmakers Thursday turned their attention to another emergency: a three-year drought that has left key reservoirs at 35% of capacity.

February 27, 2009--Big business urged to ax risk by cutting water use (Environmental News Network)

Institutional investors are urging companies to measure, disclose and reduce their use of water to reduce long-term financial risks as supplies dry up from overuse and as higher temperatures melt


February 25, 2009--Telski hopes to store more water from the San Miguel (Telluride Daily Planet)

In a bid to augment its ability to both store water and enhance snowmaking, the Telluride Ski and Golf Company, jointly with the Town of Mountain Village, filed a request to store more of the water it draw

February 25, 2009--Kansas wins, loses some on rules (Pueblo Chieftain)

Kansas batted about .500 in proposed changes to consumptive use rules now being contemplated by the state to deal with changes in consumptive use caused by changes in surface irrigation methods like s