U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

July 8, 2014--Lake Mead edges closer to historic low level, raising river concerns (Rocky Mountain PBS)

Lake Mead. The white ring "around the tub" shows how much elevation the surface of the lake has lost. Lake Mead, the vast reservoir behind historic Hoover Dam outside Las Vegas, is flirting with historic low levels. And that doesn’t bode well for any of the seven states (or Mexico) that share Colorado River water.


July 6, 2014--Water transfers: Wrong and wasteful? (Appeal Democrat)

Year after year, Sacramento Valley groundwater is pumped out to replace surface water being sent south. It's been called an amoral practice and an unnecessary strain on a resource that is being depleted. It's said the impacts are being swept under the rug so big business agriculture in the south can stay afloat during the drought.


June 25, 2014--Water conservancy weighs ownership of Jackson Gulch (Cortez Journal)

The Mancos Water Conservancy District board on Thursday weighed the consequences of taking ownership of Jackson Gulch Reservoir, the dam, the canal system and the land it sits on from the federal government. If the district worked with the Bureau of Reclamation to take ownership, the district would have to take over all the contracting and inspections.


June 19, 2014--No play at Lake Nighthorse this year (Durango Herald)

The Bureau of Reclamation gave vague reassurances Wednesday that progress is being made to open Lake Nighthorse for recreation but few details. Kathleen Ozga, resource manager with the bureau’s Western Colorado area, gave an update at a public meeting at the Durango Community Recreation Center.


June 19, 2014--Not much love for proposed new water diversions (Summit Voice)

For all the detailed information in the 16,000-page study for Denver Water’s proposed new water diversions from the Western Slope, there are still more questions than answers, according to formal comment letters filed in the past few weeks.


June 17, 2014--Arizona cities could face cutbacks in water from Colorado River, officials say (New York Times)

Arizona could be forced to cut water deliveries to its two largest cities unless states that tap the dwindling Colorado River find ways to reduce water consumption and deal with a crippling drought, officials of the state’s canal network said Tuesday.


June 13, 2014--Water leaders discuss unmet needs (Prescott Courier)

If people would just move where water is available instead of trying to move water toward communities, life would be a lot simpler in Arizona. But Arizonans don't live in portable houses like the early residents, so it's not so easy to pick up and move.


June 5, 2014--Water issues draw debate at Vegas lawyers' event (Associated Press)

A point-counterpoint debate about whether one size fits all and the federal role in managing regional water resources took added significance Thursday during an American Bar Association water-law conference at a casino in drought-threatened Las Vegas.


June 1, 2014--Bureau building consensus around lake (Durango Herald)

The Bureau of Reclamation would like to provide an update to the community regarding recreation at Lake Nighthorse as part of the Animas-La Plata Project. Currently, we are working with all Animas-La Plata Project partners and stakeholders to reach consensus regarding development and management of recreation at Lake Nighthorse.


May 16, 2014--Udall and Bennet request plan for Lake Nighthorse (Durango Herald)

Lake Nighthorse won’t open in 2014, but some, including the state’s U.S. senators, hope to speed the process. fresh voice Thursday as Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet wrote to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation asking the agency to issue a plan for opening the reservoir for recreation soon.


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