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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 8, 2014-- Nevada earthquake swarm increases chance of larger quake (Reuters)

An earthquake swarm that began in a secluded northwest Nevada region this summer has grown more intense in recent days, increasing the chance of a large quake occurring, geology officials said.


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.


November 6, 2014-- Treated Human Waste as Fertilizer? (KCET)

When Angelenos flush their toilets, where does all that waste go? Sewage sludge accumulated by more than four million residents in Los Angeles is extracted and treated at the Hyperion Treatment Plant, the city's largest and oldest wastewater treatment facility. There, human waste is processed and treated over the span of two weeks.


November 5, 2014-- Proposition 1, a water bond measure, passes (LA Times)

Voters approve $7.5 billion water bond. Proposition 1 has passed, AP reports. It authorizes state officials to borrow $7.12 billion and repurpose $425 million in bonds approved earlier to pay for new water projects.

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