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June 2, 2016--What happens when the American Southwest runs out of water? (Esquire)

There is less of Lake Mead than there ever has been before, which is a problem because Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States. Created by the construction of Hoover Dam, a big government project of the past, Lake Mead provides drinking water to four states, including California.


June 1, 2016--Navajo farmland without water (Atlantic)

Tens of thousands of acres of farmland on the Navajo Nation have been without water for more than week because of a broken pipeline that may not be fixed until next month. The farmland, located in Farmington, New Mexico, is managed by the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI) and produces products under the “Navajo Pride” brand. Most of the crops at the Farmington f


May 31, 2016--As one of its chief sources of water dries pp, California eases restrictions on use nonetheless (ProPublica)

Earlier this month, California lifted its sweeping restrictions on how its towns and cities use their water, signaling that even though much of the state continues to face extraordinary drought, a moderately wet winter has blunted officials’ sense of urgency over water shortages. Seemingly overlooked, however, is the state’s enormous reliance on the Colorado River for its urban


May 30, 2016--Colorado weather outlook for June: Lower temperatures, higher precipitation (Denver Post)

Following the unseasonably cool May across Colorado, below-normal temperatures are expected in June for eastern portions of Colorado, including the Eastern Plains to the foothills of the Rockies.


May 29, 2016--Coloradans press EPA on fate of emergency Gold King treatment plant (Denver Post)

Acid sludge from the Gold King Mine has filled up waste bags at the Environmental Protection Agency’s emergency treatment plant on headwaters of the Animas River, forcing the feds to grapple with continued creek-cleaning and disposal. And untreated muck laced with heavy metals from three nearby mines still drains — at an average rate of 640 gallons a minute.