Water Supply

January 27, 2015--Southern California's water supply threatened by next major quake (NPR)

Southern California gets the vast majority of its water from four aqueducts that flow from the north, but all of them cross the San Andreas Fault.


February 6, 2014--Water supply availability 'to dominate US natural resource management' (Phys.org)

Water supply is the most pressing environmental issue facing the United States according to a survey of policy makers and scientists revealed in a new publication in BioScience by researchers at the University of York and the University of California, Davis. A question on the water supply necessary to sustain human populations and eco


May 27, 2013--Federal, state, tribal Colorado River users to meet in San Diego about water supply concerns (Washington Post)

Top water decision-makers from seven Western states plan to join conservation groups and Indian tribes in San Diego on Tuesday to begin hammering out rules for squeezing every useable drop from the overtaxed Colorado River. The work meeting hosted by federal water managers comes amid dire predictions for the waterway. The U.S.


April 8, 2012--Feds release public input on far-reaching supply and demand study (Summit Voice)

Any way you slice it, the Colorado River simply can’t provide enough water on a regular basis to meet all the demands, ranging from municipal use to agriculture and sustaining healthy ecosystems for endangered native fish and non-native species important for recreation.


November 21, 2011--The Pueblo Chieftain, on estimates about the state's future water needs (Journal Advocate)

W hen Colorado water buffaloes tried to estimate the state's future water needs, they only looked at what they thought municipal and industrial users might need in the future. They paid scant attention to agriculture, except to accept the orthodoxy that ag water would be the source of the resource for cities. But wait a minute.


September 21, 2011--Water, water nowhere? (Telluride Watch)

By some models, the Front Range of Colorado will drink 350 billion more gallons of water each year by 2050 than it already does. Three hundred and fifty billion. Colorado’s population is expected to double in that time, with a bulk of that concentrated along the I-25 Corridor. Where will all that water come from?


March 9, 2011--Water wars: How Denver's lush lawns slurp away the Upper Colorado (Westword)

Last week, we reported on the anticipated demand for costly water diversion projects by 2050 -- and the conservation strategy proposed in Filling the Gap, a timely report from environmental groups. Unfortunately, most Denver residents won't read the report; most of them don't have a clue where their water comes from.


April 7, 2010--Report: Las Vegas Valley grew too quickly (Denver Post)

A nonprofit group specializing in growth management says the Las Vegas Valley was built up too rapidly over the past three decades, leading to unsustainable land-use, water and transportation policies. The Tucson, Ariz.-based Sonoran Institute released its report Monday.


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