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- City of Durango Water Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Electric Association
- La Plata Water Conservancy District
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD)
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- San Juan Water Conservancy District
- Southwestern Water Conservation District
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- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Jackson Gulch Reservoir
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
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The shift of water imported into the Arkansas River basin under the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project is moving more toward municipal use as cities claim their full share. The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District board reviewed trends in allocations in a workshop Thursday following one of the rockiest years it has seen in estimating availability of water.
September 14, 2009--Regional councils key to feds' climate change response (Environmental News Service)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today signed an order establishing eight regional Interior Department Climate Change Response Centers to coordinate and develop strategies to cope with climate change impacts on public lands, fresh waters, oceans, fish, wildlife, and cultural resources.
September 13, 2009--U.S. launches satellite survey to measure extent of San Joaquin Valley sinking (Los Angeles Times)
Scientists suspect that parts of the San Joaquin Valley have started to sink again after years of stability, a troubling development that geologists say can be traced to increased pumping of groundwater.
Eleventh-hour discord over a huge bond proposal sank an ambitious legislative water package that would have brought some resolution to one of California's most contentious issues.
Even as a mammoth wildfire still burns in the San Gabriel Mountains, California hasn't seen this year the level of destruction that flames delivered the past two years. That could change soon however, fire officials say.
Colorado River water users are concerned about the potential that agreements over the levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead could be jeopardized by federal policies on release and storage of water.
A devastating drought is sweeping across Kenya, killing livestock, crops and children. It is stirring up tensions in the ramshackle slums where the water taps have run dry, and spawning ethnic conflict in the hinterland as communities fight over the last remaining pieces of fertile grazing land. The twin hearts of Kenya’s economy, agriculture and tourism, are especially imperiled.
Heavy rains have flooded hundreds of homes in the Mexico City metropolitan area and turned streets into rivers that dragged cars in their currents. Officials say the downpour briefly closed Mexico City's airport and swamped four subway stations that were out of operation on Monday. Drought-plagued Mexico City has been begging for rain.
In the parched Mexican countryside, the corn is wilting, the wheat stunted. And here in this vast and thirsty capital, officials are rationing water and threatening worse cuts as Mexico endures one of the driest spells in more than half a century.
September 7, 2009--Drought-stricken coastal streams threaten California's endangered coho salmon with extinction (Los Angeles Times)
California's third year of drought has worsened the already dire outlook for endangered coho salmon, as coastal creeks used for spawning dwindle into disconnected pools where fish get trapped and die. On a hot summer afternoon about 40 miles north of San Francisco, a group armed with fishing nets and buckets was on a rescue mission.