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August 25th, 2014
Severe drought affecting the western United States in recent years is not only influencing water restrictions for residence and creating problems for crops and wildlife, but it's changing the landscape by causing land to rise up in elevation.
Dave Shearer sees the evidence of water levels dropping in the Great Salt Lake every time a boat has to be taken out of its slip at the Great Salt Lake Marina. Lately, it's been a common occurrence. "This year, we're now looking at near-record lows," said Shearer, the marina's harbor master. "We're probably going to lose about 30 boats this year.
A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water.
Protection of the river ecology and preservation of recreation and agricultural interests was the consistent message heard by a panel of Colorado legislators who convened here Thursday to gather public comments on the new state water plan.
Gov. John Hickenlooper told members of the Colorado Water Congress on Thursday that he thinks it’s “unlikely” that public opinion in the state has shifted in favor of a new major dam project being built in the state, even in the face of population growth and drought.
Climate change is globally impacting natural resources, particularly water supplies, and that can’t go unchecked, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said Wednesday in Snowmass Village.
August 20, 2014--If you think the water crisis can't get worse, wait until the aquifers are drained (National geographic)
Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates in the western United States and in several dry regions globally, threatening our future. We are at our best when we can see a threat or challenge ahead.
Climate change might not be the end-all, be-all in the state’s water discussion, but Brad Udall knows it needs to at least be a part of it.
Based on the August 24-Month Study, which is the Bureau of Reclamation's monthly operational study, the water release from Lake Powell to Lake Mead for water year 2015 will be 8.23 million acre-feet. This is an increase from the 2014 release of 7.48 maf, which was the lowest release since Lake Powell filled in the 1960s.
August 19, 2014--Global warming spells trouble for fish populations in desert rivers of the Southwest (Summit Voice)
Big sections of vulnerable stream habitat for native fish in the Southwest are likely to disappear by mid-century as global warming causes stream flows to dwindle. By 2050, stream-drying events could increase by 17 percent, and the number of zero-flow days could go up by 27 percent in t