Drought

October 19, 2013--Colorado River faces most critical snow season in recent years (Los Vegas Review-Journal)

Pray for snow. That’s about all Southwestern water users can do as the drought-stricken Colorado River enters what figures to be its most important snow season in recent memory. After 14 years of record drought, it will take an unusually wet year — one like the basin sa


October 19, 2013--Planning ahead to stave off water shortage (Montrose Daily Press)

The state’s population is expected to double in the next few decades. But its water supply won’t, and in the coming years, the state could find itself up against a call on the 1922 Colorado River Compact for the first time in the compact’s history.


October 18, 2013--Drought followed by brain: How climate change spurred evolution of human intelligence (Post Independent)

Humans evolved their very large brains in response to the dramatic shifts in the climate of East Africa, the cradle of humanity where man's ancestors are thought to have originated about two million years ago, a study has suggested. 


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.


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