Missouri River

November 28, 2014--In Wyoming, governor doesn't want to let water leave state (Billings Gazette)

Every spring, John Joyce watches as thousands of gallons of water in the Nowood River rush by his ranch in northern Wyoming. It’s water that eventually moves into the Bighorn, Yellowstone, Missouri and Mississippi rivers before dumping into the Gulf of Mexico.

July 9, 2014--NASA satellites detect possible disastrous flooding months in advance, finds research (Water World)

According to new research from UC Irvine, data from NASA satellites can greatly improve predictions of how likely a river basin is to overflowing months before it actually does. The use of such data, which capture a much fuller picture of how water is accumulating, could result in earlier flood warnings, potentially saving lives and property.

June 30, 2014--Movement of carbon in large U.S. rivers affected by reservoirs, finds study (Water World)

A new study conducted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists, and published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, has found that a combination of climate and human activities (diversion and reservoirs) controls the movement of carbon in two large western river basins, the Colorado and the Missouri Rivers.

March 6, 2014--Water, water everywhere but where it’s wanted (Kansas City Star)

In 1982, the Army Corps of Engineers released a study of what, even then, seemed like a wacky idea — take billions of gallons of water from the Missouri River each year and pump it hundreds of miles to parched farms across central and western Kansas. The project would start at White Cloud Lake, an imagined 13,000-acre reservoir to be built near the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska border.

December 14, 2012--Water pipeline between Kansas and Colorado unlikely (Denver Business Journal)

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has looked into the idea of a pipeline carrying water from the Missouri River to Denver and doesn't think that's likely to become a reality, The Kansas City Star reports.

December 5, 2012--Missouri River pipeline mulled to ease Front Range's water woes (Denver Post)

Importing water from the Missouri River to Colorado's semi-arid Front Range has emerged as an option western states are considering to deal with increasing overuse of the Colo

February 29, 2012--U.S. Supreme Court rules against Montana in riverbed case (Environmental News Service)

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously overturned a Montana State Supreme Court decision requiring the electric utility PPL Montana to pay millions in rent for the use of riverbeds under portions of three rivers in Montana - the Missouri, Madison, and Clark Fork Rivers.

June 15, 2011--Climate change and the west: A picture of the western United States in the coming decades (Environmental News Network)

Last week findings of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey show a sharp decline in the snowpack of the northern Rocky Mountains over the past 30 years.

February 13, 2009--Farmers face rising food demand, declining water (Denver Post)

A growing world population that's eating more food will put more pressure on western plains farmers to boost yields while dealing with limited water supplies, experts said at a sustainability conference Th

December 1, 2008--High stakes water fight before Neb. high court (Denver Post)

The Nebraska Supreme Court will soon settle whether additional property taxes can be imposed on landowners in the Republican River basin to help ensure Nebraska's compliance with a three-state water compac

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