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July 18, 2014--New report recommends effective water solutions in CO River Basin (Water World)

American Rivers and Western Resource Advocates -- two authorities on Western water issues -- issued a new report that identifies conservation, reuse and other innovative solutions that could eliminate Western water shortages stemming from the over-stressed Colorado River.


July 14, 2014--Deer declining across Colorado and West (Denver Post)

Bouncy, big-eared icons of the American West, deer are declining rapidly across Colorado and other states — forcing difficult decisions. The causes vary from energy development to hard winters and aren't always clear. But dwindling numbers already have driven cutbacks on deer hunting, reducing potential funds for land conservation.


July 14, 2014--The past and future of California's water (Scientific American)

The 20th century dawned with both excitement and concern for the water future of California and the rapidly growing but arid American West. Gold fever was receding, urban populations were burgeoning, and tentative efforts at modern, irrigated agriculture were expanding.


July 12, 2014--Lake Mead watch: At lowest levels since 1937 (High Country News)

For almost two decades, the white band of mineral deposits circling Arizona’s Lake Mead like a bathtub ring, has grown steadily taller, a sign that America’s largest manmade water source is in deep trouble. This week it fell to its lowest level since 1937, when Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir filled.


July 12, 2014--West-Slope Colorado towns restore local flows, even as thirsty front-range lawns drink from their rivers (National Geographic)

When residents in Denver, Colorado Springs and other cities on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains turn on their sprinklers to irrigate lawns, they rarely think about the fate of fish in the headwaters of the Colorado River on the other side of the Continental Divide.


July 11, 2014--Planning for the future: Water education for Colorado's youth (KRCC)

The Greenway Foundation, a Denver-based river conservation group, organized the outing.  Mary Palumbo is the group’s youth development director.


July 8, 2014--Lake Mead edges closer to historic low level, raising river concerns (Rocky Mountain PBS)

Lake Mead. The white ring "around the tub" shows how much elevation the surface of the lake has lost. Lake Mead, the vast reservoir behind historic Hoover Dam outside Las Vegas, is flirting with historic low levels. And that doesn’t bode well for any of the seven states (or Mexico) that share Colorado River water.


July 6, 2014--Losing the race to stop Las Vegas from running totally dry (Independent)

As with many things in Sin City, the apparently endless supply of water is an illusion. America's most decadent destination has been engaged in a potentially catastrophic gamble with nature, and now, 14 years into a drought, it is on the verge of losing it all. The crisis stems from Vegas's reliance on Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir, created by the Hoover Dam in 1936.


July 6, 2014--Lake Mead drains to record low as Western drought deepens (Circle of Blue)

Lake Mead — America’s largest reservoir, Las Vegas’ main water source, and an important indicator for water supplies in the Southwest — will fall this week to its lowest level since 1937 when the manmade lake was first being filled, according to forecasts from the federal Bureau of Reclamation.


June 30, 2014--Water stress: No big deal? (Water Online)

What do you want first, the good news or the bad news? A new study of more than 200 global cities published in the journal Global Environmental Change provided both.


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