Irrigation

July 10, 2009--Study urged on water demands of next-generation biofuel feedstocks (NY Times)

Extensive studies are needed to understand the water needs of biofuel production from cellulosic feedstocks or other next-generation sources, federal auditors said in a preliminary report released yesterda

July 9, 2009--County to hire lawyer to review water aug plan (Westcliffe Wet Mountain Tribune)

The county commissioners are hiring a water attorney to review the proposed water augmentation plan the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District filed in court late last month.

July 9, 2009--Arbitrator rules on Kansas claims against Nebraska (Yuma Pioneer)

A Colorado-based arbitrator has ruled that Nebraska needs to do more to meet Republican River Compact compliance, but does not owe the millions of dollars that Kansas was seeking from its neighbor to the n

July 8, 2009--San Juan River flows set to increase today (Durango Herald)

Declining river flows in the San Juan Basin are leading the Bureau of Reclamation to increase water releases from Navajo Reservoir to 800 cubic feet per second.

July 8, 2009--Wild and Scenic river study creating tensions (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The Bureau of Land Management is moving forward with a plan that could ask Congress to set aside up to 155 miles of rivers and creeks on BLM areas in northwest Colorado as wild and scenic.

July 7, 2009--Bessemer local farmers want water, not storms (Pueblo Chieftain)

With the Bessemer Ditch running as high as possible, farmers would rather not see thunderheads building in the afternoon summer sky.

July 6, 2009--States digging deep to monitor water (Denver Post)

State and federal agencies have been watching, or monitoring, lakes and rivers for more than a century, but less attention has gone to vast amounts of water in cracks and rock fissures deep underground, le

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