January 22nd, 2015

January 21st

January 21, 2015--Officials say future looks dry for Navajo Lake (Daily Times)

Navajo Lake is currently 12 feet deeper than it was at this time last year, according to the Bureau of Reclamation. But that's where the good news ends. The snowpack and soil moisture is less than it was last year, which means less inflow into the lake, a reservoir that stretches across the state line from southern Colorado to northern New Mexico.

January 20, 2015--From water to weather: Where to make money sustainably (Guardian)

Where there’s muck there’s brass – or should that be the other way round? The business community must play a meaningful role in cleaning up the mess created by its unsustainable behaviour, but in the absence of tougher regulation will we have to rely on companies finding money-making opportunities in solving the existential challenges we face?

January 20, 2015--Not a water cure-all, but definitely the right steps (Arizona Central)

Water conservation in an age of drought can take a lot of forms, one of which is returning watersheds and forests to a more traditionally natural condition — a condition that sucks up a lot less water. That is part of the thinking behind conservation projects proposed to repair habitat along the Verde and Colorado rivers, which should improve the flow of water in the Colorado

January 19, 2015--Bumpy route for moving water (Pueblo Chieftain)

Can the Western Slope ever come to terms with a future proposal to move water across the Continental Divide? That’s one question that is emerging as the state water plan moves into its sophomore year. Part of the draft water plan presented to Gov. John Hickenlooper in December includes principles for Colorado River Development.

January 19, 2015--California drought could end with storms known as atmospheric rivers (Los Angles Times)

California's drought crept in slowly, but it could end with a torrent of winter storms that stream across the Pacific, dumping much of the year's rain and snow in a few fast-moving and potentially catastrophic downpours.

January 18th

January 18, 2015--Warm oceans drive hottest year on record with more to come, US agencies say (Sydney Morning Herald)

Unusually warm seas helped drive annual global temperatures to a record level in 2014 and are likely to ensure this year has a similarly hot start, climate experts say. Two leading US agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, have declared last year was the hottest in data going back to 1880, adding to an earlier confirmation by Japan.

January 18, 2015--Agricultural hydropower projects coming to Colorado (Telluride Daily Planet)

A Telluride hydroelectric advocacy organization announced Thursday a $1.8 million grant awarded to the Colorado Department of Agriculture by the United States Department of Agriculture to support the development of agricultural hydropower projects in the state.