Drought

October 16, 2013--Wildfires in Colorado to get worse, study says (South Platte Forty)

It’s a place where summers are hot, long and smoky. Wildfires ignite in April and burn at their hottest in August. A place where the Northern Rockies, ravaged decades before by massive beetle kill, have begun to burn at four times the rate they used to. To some, this world of fire and heat might sound somewhat post-apocalyptic.


October 16, 2013--Feds begin Colorado River drought action (Mohave Valley Daily News)

After back-to-back driest years in a century on the Colorado River, federal water managers are giving Arizona and Nevada a 50-50 chance of having water deliveries cut in 2016, reports the Mohave Valley Daily News. A U.S.


October 16, 2013--Study: Temperatures go off the charts around 2047 (Denver Post)

Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot—permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043.


Mulroy Seeks Disaster Aid for Colorado River Drought

According to a September 20th Las Vegas Review-Journal article, Southern Nevada Water Authority chief Pat Mulroy thinks the time has come for some federal disaster aid due to the Colorado River drought.

October 8, 2013--Protecting Colorado's water future (Journal Advocate)

The recent flooding in northeast Colorado has drawn our attention to the importance of planning for uncertainty, especially when it comes to water. Whether one lives on the West Slope, the Eastern Plains or the Front Range, water is what makes Colorado's productive farms and ranches, our thriving recreational industry, our beautiful environment and our vibrant cities possible.


October 7, 2013--Heavy rain that caused flooding in September also greatly eased drought conditions (9 News)

Rain described as "unprecedented" by Denver Water has filled area reservoirs to levels well above the average for this time of year. Water levels in the reservoirs that serve Denver Water customers are up almost 20 percent from this time last year. "The amount of rain and increase in reservoir storage was unprecedented for September.


September 27, 2013--Climate report: Time is running out (Colorado Independent)

Humanity may not be completely doomed just yet, but is well on the way to broiling itself to a crisp, according to the world’s leading climate scientists, who this week rolled out part one of their latest global climate change assessment in a Summary for PolicymakersThe l


September 24, 2013--Water Authority’s Pat Mulroy to retire (Las Vegas Sun)

Pat Mulroy, one of the most powerful executives in the state, said Monday she was going to retire as general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, where she has worked aggressively to ensure that Las Vegas doesn’t go dry.


September 23, 2013--Future of Colorado tied to water and weather (Telluride Watch)

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources, I am part of a group that is entrusted with the responsibility of protecting our


September 22, 2013--With lakes drying up, businesses are parched (New York Times)

Central Texas lakes are at their lowest levels in more than 60 years, despite heavy rains in the recent days, and Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan, the reservoirs northwest of Austin that supply water to the region, now stand at just 33 percent full.


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