Archive - Apr 2013


April 29th

April 27, 2013--Colorado: Hermosa Creek conservation bill gets a bipartisan introduction in Congress (Summit Voice)

Colorado lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are reaching across party lines to try and protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek watershed north of Durango. U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rep.

April 26th

April 26, 2013--Drought divide is taking shape across the USA (USA Today)

The nation is seeing a sharp divide between dry and wet as summer approaches: While the eastern USA is almost entirely drought-free, drought continues to persist and intensify in much of the country to the west of the Mississippi River. Many areas of the West are ending the wet season with "bleak spring runoff prospects and increasing drought concerns," according to this week's U.S.

April 25, 2013--Hermosa watershed plan a ‘beautiful’ thing (Durango Herald)

There is no question as to why the name Hermosa was given to the stream and landscape just north of Durango. Whether you are looking north up the Animas Valley toward the red cliffs dotted with green ponderosa pines, along the trail in the narrows of the middle section where massive old-growth ponderosas mix with aspen, or in the meadows of the upper basin, beauty is a dominant reality.

April 24, 2013--Jackson Gulch water content is low (Cortez Journal)

As of Monday, Jackson Gulch Reservoir's content was low, real low. "This is the lowest I have seen it and I have been here 23 years," said Gary Kennedy, Superintendent Mancos Water Conservancy District. As of Monday, the content of Jackson Gulch was 2,350 acre feet or 23.5 percent, with an inflow at about 20 cubic feet per second.

April 24, 2013--Supreme Court skeptical of Texas’ right to water from Oklahoma (Washington Post)

The Supreme Court appeared skeptical Tuesday of a claim by Texas that it has a right under a 30-year-old agreement to cross the border with Oklahoma for water to serve the fast-growing Fort Worth area. The justices heard arguments in a dispute over access to southeastern Oklahoma tributaries of the Red River that separates Oklahoma and Texas.

April 24, 2013--Court orders EPA to impose power plant water pollution rule (Environmental News Service)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must meet a court-ordered deadline to issue regulations that clean up power plant water pollution, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled today. The decision turns back an attempt by the utility industry to avoid the financial and operational burdens of the regulations.

April 24th

April 24, 2013--Panel: More flexibility in state's water laws needed (Greeley Tribune)

Reforming laws to provide more flexibility in how water is used and shared in Colorado will be critical in meeting demands as the state’s population rapidly grows, according to agriculture, environmental and municipal water experts who spoke Tuesday in Denver.

April 23, 2013--Precision agriculture improves farming efficiency, has important implications on food security (Science Daily)

Precision agriculture promises to make farming more efficient and should have an important impact on the serious issue of food security, according to a new study published in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. In an article about the study in the magazine's May issue, University of Reading Professor Margaret A.

April 22nd

April 22, 2013--American Water "Faces" the challenges of changes in climate this Earth Day and every day (Wall Street Journal)

The global theme for Earth Day 2013 is "The Face of Climate Change," and leading up to the April 22 observance, the Earth Day Network is seeking to raise awareness about the massive challenges that climate change presents, and about people and organizations stepping up to do something about it.