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July 21, 2011--A paradox for the west's plumbing system: Flood on the top, drought on the bottom (New York Times)
The Colorado River has a long journey. It flows from mountains, runs by cities, winds through remote, rust-colored canyons and touches seven states before entering Mexico. It's a natural wonder, but also a life source of the more than 30 million people who rely on it. But in recent years, the Colorado River has become less reliable.
A recent U.S.
While above average snowpack in parts of the West has given states in the Colorado River basin some relief from drought, water officials caution there's still work to do to keep water running in the future.
A new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates the infestation of trees by mountain pine beetles in the High Country across the West could potentially trigger earlier snowmelt and increase water yields from snowpack that accumulates beneath affected trees.
Ranchers dealing with the effects of the heavy spring runoff this year may get a little extra help from the federal government, as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $3 million in Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program funds to five western states where record mountain snowpack presents a potential flood risk.
June 10, 2011--Study: Rockies snowpack declines greater than in past centuries (Colorado Springs Gazette)
Rocky Mountain snowpack is lighter and melting sooner in the past 30 years than in previous centuries, according to a new federal study. The U.S.
The Rocky Mountains' winter snow is gradually being replaced by spring rain, and it's likely to get worse in the decades to come, a government study relea
The giant concrete dams of the Pacific Northwest are overflowing with water. Wyoming has deployed National Guard troops to pile up sandbags.
Here it comes. After a nearly glacier-building May, the deepest snowpack in recent memory is about to let loose.
As temperatures heat up a snowpack that's two to three times its normal depth, flooding is "likely" in parts of the high country, according to the Intermountain West Climate Summary released by regional forecasters and climatologist last week.