In The News

July 21, 2016--Arizona earns federal assurances on Lake Mead water (Tucson.com)

For now, water that Arizona and two other Lower Colorado River Basin states store in Lake Mead is safe from another state’s clutches, the Interior Department says. The commitment, contained in a letter that Deputy Interior Secretary Michael Connor wrote this week, protects this water only through 2016.


July 20, 2016--City adopts plan for water-saving (Montrose Press)

Montrose City Council adopted the municipality’s first water conservation plan on a 5-0 vote Tuesday, with no one in the audience offering comment. Councilor Roy Anderson was “excited” to make the motion for the vote that saw the plan approved. “Some people might be asking why.


July 19, 2016--Colorado River: Berkeley Lab to lead the watershed function scientific focus area (Coyote Gulch)

Berkeley Lab will lead the Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area (SFA) to quantify how perturbations to mountainous watershed—floods, drought, fire and early snowmelt—impact the downstream delivery of water, nutrients, carbon, and metals.


July 18, 2016--Discussion of McPhee Reservoir water releases will be held July 26 (Durango Herald)

T he Dolores Water Conservancy District and Dolores River Boating Advocates invite the public to a review and discuss the 2016 Lower Dolores River boating season from McPhee Reservoir managed releases. The meeting will be held at 6:oo pm July 26 at the Dolores Community Center.


July 17, 2016--How hydroelectric power kills insects, and why that matters (Pacific Standard)

Hydroelectric power is a well-established and low-cost form of renewable energy that doesn’t produce greenhouse gases.