Colorado River

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November 23, 2014--Record drought reveals stunning changes along Colorado River (National Geographic)

In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off what used to be the end of the San Juan River. Until 1990, this point marked the smooth confluence of the river with Lake Powell, one of the largest reservoirs in the U.S.


November 22, 2014--Thinning projects would yield water (Payson Roundup)

Thinning Northern Arizona’s forests could increase runoff by 20 percent, which would restore streams, wetlands, springs and produce more water for Phoenix and other cities, according to a just-completed study by researchers from Northern Arizona Univer­sity.


November 22, 2014--Panel recommends $650 million Lake Mead project, rate hike (Las Vegas Journal)

A community advisory committee is recommending a new $650 million water project — and a rate hike to pay for it — to secure the Las Vegas Valley’s water supply even under a worst case scenario at Lake Mead.


November 20, 2014--Water plan OK’d but talking will continue (Mountain Town News)

Russ George spoke with the pride of a new father, and in a sense he was. The Colorado Water Conservation Board, of which George is a member, had just heard comments on the statewide water plan. Several speakers called for improvements. Conservation goals could be more ambitious.


November 15, 2014--Arizonans getting more serious about water (Arizona Central)

"Water's precious," says the old prospector in the 1948 classic "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre." "Sometimes, maybe more precious than gold." You can visualize that truth today at Lake Mead in Nevada, where construction workers use a boring machine the length of two football fields to ca


November 12, 2014--Resilience in the face of Colorado’s water stress (Grand Junction Free Press)

On Nov. 5-6, water experts from around the West gathered at Colorado Mesa University for the fourth annual Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum. The theme was “Seeking a resilient future,” and the speakers offered rich food for thought on that topic.


November 9, 2014--Glen Canyon release will send Colorado River surging (Arizona Daily Sun)

The lower Colorado River will swell to an unseasonably high level this coming week as part of an annual “high flow experiment” that federal river managers say improves the ecosystem and recreational opportunities downstream of Glen Canyon Dam.


November 7, 2014--Tucson groundwater not so well (KVOA.com)

Supplying the City of Tucson and the surrounding areas with water, has remained an issue for decades. Most of it is now supplied through the Central Arizona Project. CAP is a 336-mile canal bringing water here from the Colorado River. But a number of residents in rural areas still depend on water from wells, a source that is drying up.


November 7, 2014--Nestlé water plant's impact on sacramento's supply (Capital Public Radio)

A Nestle Waters North America bottling plant has operated in South Sacramento since 2010.


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