U.S. Geological Survey

September 29, 2007--San Juan River water quality improves (Farmington Daily Times)

Water used for consumption needs some amount of salt, but too much can cause problems, said Dave Anning, a hydrologist with the USGS. The term "salt" refers to the amount of sodium, calcium, magnesium, sulfate and chlorate in water as opposed to pure table salt.


September 30, 2007--Decade of work nets better river water (Durango Herald)

The inactive Brooklyn Mine eight miles north of here isn't what it used to be, which suits Stephanie O'Dell just fine. "This is one of my flagship projects," O'Dell said Thursday while standing near the now-sealed mouth of the mine, from which 13,000 cubic yards of contaminated waste have been removed and reburied at a spot up the mountain.


September 15, 2007--Upper Ark looks at water `bank account' (Pueblo Chieftain)

Groundwater in the Upper Arkansas Valley is like a mysterious bank account: You can write checks, but no one is quite sure when and where the deposits will be made. The Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District wants to gain a complete understanding of the system, which could spread over three counties, but it will be costly to find out.


August 19, 2007--Rocky Mountain states drop ball on water rules (Denver Post)

Some states, including Colorado, have a hard time deciding whether such discharges should be regulated by oil and gas commissions, which usually emphasize production of energy resources, or bodies charged with protecting water quality...The U.S.


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