March 15, 2013--Denver Water to drain Antero (Salida Mountain Mail)

Bob Steger, Denver Water’s raw water supply manager, told Park County commissioners March 7 that Denver Water will drain Antero Reservoir starting in April and end recreation there. Denver Water-owned Antero Reservoir is in southwestern Park County, northeast of the intersection of U.S. 285 and U.S. 24 in South Park.

January 28, 2013--Irrigation in California's Central Valley intensifies rainfall, storms across the southwest (Science Daily)

Agricultural irrigation in California's Central Valley doubles the amount of water vapor pumped into the atmosphere, ratcheting up rainfall and powerful monsoons across the interior Southwest, according to a new study by UC Irvine scientists. Moisture on the vast farm fields evaporates, is blown over the Sierra Nevada and dumps 15 percent more than average summer rain in numerous other states.

December 27, 2012--Climate change could cut Western water runoff by 10% (Los Angeles Times)

Another climate change study is projecting declines in runoff in many parts of the West, a scenario that would put more pressure on the region’s water supplies.

August 15, 2012--A different approach to coping with drought (New York Times)

Water levels are low in reservoirs all over the parched West, but in many areas, the amount of water being used is no greater than the amount that evaporates, according to Moshe Alamaro, a scientist and inventor affiliated with M.I.T. So for far less than it costs to build a new reservoir, he said, water managers could get more use out of existing ones by reducing evaporation. Mr.

May 11, 2012--Population pressure impacts world wetlands (Science Daily)

The area of the globe covered by wetlands (swamps, marshes, lakes, etc.) has dropped by 6% in fifteen years. This decline is particularly severe in tropical and subtropical regions, and in areas that have experienced the largest increases in population in recent decades.

May 8, 2012--Effect of groundwater use: Using water from wells leads to sea level rise, cancels out effect of dams (Science Daily)

 As people pump groundwater for irrigation, drinking water, and industrial uses, the water doesn't just seep back into the ground -- it also evaporates into the atmosphere, or runs off into rivers and canals, eventually emptying into the world's oceans.

April 27, 2012--Study indicates a greater threat of extreme weather (New York Times)

New research suggests that global warming is causing the cycle of evaporation and rainfall over the oceans to intensify more than scientists had expected, an ominous finding that may indicate a higher potential for extreme weather in coming decades.

June 28, 2011--Land use change influences continental water cycle (Science Daily)

Forests, and tropical forests in particular, play an important role in the global water cycle. Delft University of Technology PhD researcher Ruud van der Ent (TU Delft, The Netherlands) has recently shown that evaporation from the Amazon forest is more than 50% responsible for the rainfall in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil, where it feeds crops and rivers.

March 14, 2011--Water for an integrative climate paradigm (Science Daily)

International climate negotiations are deadlocked between the affluent global North and "developing" South, between political Left and Right, and between believers and deniers. Now, authors writing in the latest issue of the International Journal of Water argue that a more integrative analysis of climate should help resolve these conflicts.

October 19, 2009--Study’s goal: What happens to water? (Pueblo Chieftain)

While it might not account for every drop in the river, an ongoing study will provide a more accurate picture of how much water is lost as it tumbles out of the mountains into fields. “My motivation is to try . . . to keep the river whole,” Engineer Russ Livingston told the winter water committee Friday at the group’s annual meeting.

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