In The News

April 1, 2014--U.S. calls costs of inaction on global warming "catastrophic" (Denver Post)

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already-noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. And he's not alone.

April 1, 2014--Survey reveals current, future water risks for major U.S. corporations (Pacific Institute)

A new survey of major U.S. corporations released by the Pacific Institute and VOX Global, titled “Bridging Concern and Action: Are US Companies Prepared for Looming Water Challenges?,” reveals that most companies believe water challenges will significantly worsen in the next five years.

April 1, 2014--Peak snowpack reading shows no doubt of drought (Sacramento Business Journal)

The reading from what's typically the peak snowpack of the year shows what’s no surprise even with recent rain: California is still in a fairly severe drought. Snowpack surveys are at 32 percent of normal for the date, and even the prospect of more rain toward the end of the week won’t make much difference, according to the California Department of Water Resources.

April 1, 2014--San Miguel tributary flowing free (Telluride Daily Planet)

In the 1930s, a 6-foot-tall, 60-feet-wide diversion dam was built in Tabeguache Creek, just upstream from its confluence with the San Miguel River, for the purposes of providing water to the Town of Uravan. That dam remained for roughly 80 years, even as the uranium mining town was abandoned, declared a Superfund Site and razed in a reclamation project.

March 31, 2014--Statewide water
shortage talks yield modest breakthrough (Aspen Daily Times)

Front Range water users seeking new supplies of Western Slope water said last week they may settle for a reduction in diversions during dry years to accommodate the existing demands of people in western Colorado and downstream in states like Nevada and California.