August 6, 2007--Asian beetles defeat tamarisk, naturally (Denver Post)

Hundreds of thousands of tamarisk leaf beetle larvae are shredding the leaves of invasive tamarisk trees - just as biologists hoped.

April 21, 2007--You may call it `tamarack,' but it's not (Pueblo Chieftain)

Tamarisks, or salt cedars, are a growing threat to water supplies, channel capacity and plant diversity...Of the 11 species of tamarisk, at least three are found in Colorado. None are native, but were introduced to the United States as ornamental plants. They are not conifers, but flowering trees.

March 15, 2007--Invasive tamarisk can drink 300 gallons of water in 1 day (Cortez Journal)

Montezuma County residents who have battled with the invasive tamarisk, or salt cedar, could find relief in the form of a beetle. The Colorado Department of Agriculture is introducing a beetle--the only know n natural enemy of the tamarisk. The tamarisk is an invasive, nonnative plant that was originally brought to the United States from Asia to control erosion.

February 14, 2007--Bill would help fund battle against tamarisk (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

In the fight against tamarisk, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is angling to provide local communities with more funds to defeat the thirsty, invasive tree.

Law of the Colorado River--Las Vegas, NV

05/10/2007 8:30 am
05/11/2007 4:45 pm

The Law of the River continues to evolve as states and water users are faced with new issues. From drought and climate change to endangered species and water conflicts, those who rely on the Colorado River must continually adopt new strategies and solutions to shifting challenges.

January 27, 2007--Dolores Tamarisk Control Group (Cortez Journal)

A coordinated, "top-down" approach was initiated in 2004/2005 to control a new, fast spreading tamarisk infestation around McPhee reservoir as a result of drought conditions...Mapping indicated tamarisk infestation of more than 200 acres over 50 miles of shoreline...The program has been expanded to include Narraguinnep reservoir, Totten reservoir and the canal systems of the Dolores Wate

January 27, 2007--Water Tops State's Priorities (Cortez Journal)

Gov. Bill Ritter told the Colorado Water Congress that conservation will be the top priority as the state tries to solve its water problems, and that conservation has to include agriculture. Then look at recycling projects and sharing agreements between cities and farmers. And, as a last option, build more reservoirs.

January 13, 2007--Tamarisk and Water (Cortez Journal)

Tamarisk not only steals water from the system, it has many other detrimental effects. Tamarisk really is the shark of the plant world. It roots deeply, seeds abundantly, provides scarce habitat for wildlife, and encroaches on river and stream channels, causing flow problems. In the 1920's tamarisk covered about 10,000 acreas in the Southwest.

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