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January 16, 2015--Flex water bill pops up in House (Pueblo Chieftain)

A controversial bill that failed to find its way into law last year has resurfaced in the state Legislature. The bill is an attempt to create a flex water right that would allow agricultural water to be applied to other uses for up to five years in 10. The bill has been adjusted to prevent it from being used to move water anywhere, anytime for any use, as the first versions allowed.


January 16, 2015--No Colorado River water for a year? Study details impacts to Utah, other basin states (Deseret News)

A new study touted as the first of its kind explores the financial perils to the region — and to each state in the Colorado River system — if the water ran dry for a full year.


January 16, 2015--Federal grant money flows to West Slope water projects (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Nearly $10 million in federal funding will go to boost water efficiency in the Gunnison Basin and boost the generation of electricity from irrigation systems.


January 15, 2015--Senate panel OKs water conservation measure (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Although the bill doesn’t actually mandate anything, Republicans on a Senate committee Wednesday voted against it, in part, because they feared it might.


January 14, 2015--The tides are changing: Sea levels rising at faster rate than predicted, study finds (Independent)

Global sea levels have risen faster than previously thought over the past century, suggesting that climate change is having a greater-than-expected impact on the rising oceans, a study has found. A new way of estimating global sea levels since the start of the 20th Century found that the period 1900-1990 experienced a 30 per cent smaller rise than researchers had previously calculated.