Colorado River

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July 29, 2014--The Importance of the Colorado Water Plan (

The Importance of the Colorado Water Plan Most politicians from the Western Slope run on a platform of “not one more drop.” That’s because 80% of Colorado’s water falls on the western slope, yet 87% of the population lives on the other side of the Continental Divide.

July 29, 2014--Utility Offers Free Treated Wastewater To Residential Customers (Water Online)

A sewer district in California is giving away free treated water. "Toting empty milk jugs, tubs, buckets, even water tanks, residents have been lining up to fill 'em up since mid-June at what sewer district officials say is the only plant giving away free treated effluent to residential customers," the Contra Costa Times reported. Why the generosity?

July 29, 2014--Don’t Bank on Groundwater to Fight Off Western Drought—It's Drying Out, Too (

Throughout the Colorado River watershed, water levels are running low. Arizona's Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, is lower than it's been since it was first filled in the 1930s. As drought continues to sap surface supplies, the conventional wisdom goes, more and more people will have to turn to groundwater to make up the shortfall. But that's not the whole story.

July 29, 2014--Water credits: Phase-out delay not yet official (Casa Grande Dispatch)

A requested five-year delay of an Arizona Department of Water Resources plan to phase out agricultural extinguishment credits has a few more steps to go through before it becomes official. The groundwater credits can be sold to developers when land is retired from agriculture.

July 28, 2014-- Nonprofit Group Seeks Water Conservation Solutions For Colorado River (KJZZ)

A new study urges water conservation and reuse to protect Arizona and six other western states from drought. Matt Rice with the nonprofit organization American Rivers said his group has come up with a series of solutions for the over-taxed Colorado River. “We’re walking on the edge, we’re on the verge of a potential crisis,” Rice said.

July 28, 2014--Conservation critical, Colorado Rivers study finds (Cache Valley Daily)

Reuse and conserve are the two big points in a new study about how to stretch the water in the Colorado River to meet the needs of Utahns and others who depend on the river. Matt Rice is director of the Colorado Basin Program with the environmental advocacy group Americans Rivers.

July 28, 2014-- RIVERSIDE: City restricts water use (The Press-Enterprise)

Riverside water customers will soon get letters detailing the city’s new mandatory water restrictions and how they can comply, after a statewide directive to respond to a three-year drought. Riverside Public Utilities plans a marketing blitz including the letters, a bill insert, social media announcements and meetings with homeowners associations and community groups to spread the word.

July 28, 2014-- Water and economic value for Arizona (Havasu News)

Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the primary steward of central and southern Arizona's Colorado River water resources. By delivering almost 500 billion gallons of Colorado River water every year, CAP has dramatically and positively changed the economic and environmental landscape of our state.

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