In The News

June 10, 2016--Collaborating to protect Lake Mead (Arizona Capitol Times)

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) recently hosted a second Colorado River Shortage Update. CAP and ADWR presented the latest information about the near-term outlook for the river and how Arizona can keep the river out of shortage in 2017.


June 9, 2016--Stanford researchers calculate groundwater levels from satellite data (Stanford University)

Researchers from Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences have used satellite data and a new computer algorithm to gauge groundwater levels in Colorado’s San Luis Valley agricultural basin. The technique, detailed in the June issue of the journal Water Resources Research, could lead to better models of groundwater flow.


June 8, 2016--Details of sewage plant design emerge (Durango Herald)

Refined designs for the sewage-treatment plant may leave room for a basketball court in Santa Rita Park. But there is not enough space to leave room for the volleyball court that will be displaced by expansions at the plant, said Patrick Radabaugh, an engineer with Dewberry. This was one of the details about the new $60.8 million plant that emerged during a Durango City Co


June 7, 2016--USGS map reveals long-term changes in America’s groundwater quality (Circle of Blue)

Chloride and nitrate concentrations are rising and arsenic levels are holding steady or falling. Those are two of the conclusions from a U.S. Geological Survey assessment of changes in the nation’s groundwater quality in the last two decades.


June 6, 2016--Unabated global qarming threatens west's snowpack, water supply (Inside Climate News)

Low-elevation snowpack across the Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades will disappear in the coming decades if global warming continues unabated, according to a new study.