Colorado River

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January 29, 2015--New chief appointed for Arizona Department of Water Resources (Environmental Protection)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Thomas Buschatzke as director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources.


January 29, 2015--CAP official: 61 percent chance of Colorado River shortage by 2017 (Conkite News)

There is a 61 percent chance of the U.S. Interior Department declaring a shortage on the lower Colorado River by 2017, a Central Arizona Project official told state lawmakers Thursday.


January 27, 2015--California water shortage: $1 billion plant will make seawater drinkable by end of 2015 (Los Angeles Times)

While much of California remains in the grip of a three-year drought, a $1 billion desalination plant that will turn seawater to drinking water is on track to open later this year to serve residents of San Diego County. Once running, the plant will be the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.


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 16, 2015--No Colorado River water for a year? Study details impacts to Utah, other basin states (Deseret News)

A new study touted as the first of its kind explores the financial perils to the region — and to each state in the Colorado River system — if the water ran dry for a full year.


January 13, 2015--Rio Grande now largest source of ABQ water (Albuquerque Journal)

Albuquerque’s effort to wean itself from unsustainable groundwater pumping took a major step forward in 2014, with Rio Grande water for the first time in history meeting more than half the needs of the metro area’s largest water utility.


January 10, 2015--A think tank for the Colorado River’s future (Water Currents)

Have you ever been in a work meeting or a classroom when you realize that you – and probably everyone else in the room – seemed to be talking at cross purposes and had lost track of the problem you were trying to solve.


January 8, 2015--21 photos from the frontlines of climate change (Inside Climate News)

A coalition of some of the world's top photographers launched a project this month to document how climate change is altering communities, wildlife and landscapes across the globe. Known as EveryDayClimateChange, the venture is housed on Instagram.


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