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July 25, 2014--The Colorado River Basin can’t afford to leave farmers out to dry (Environmental Defense Fund)

On Colorado River Day, it’s worth considering how we can write the next chapter in the water story of the American West. With the recent news that Lake Mead is at its lowest level in history, it’s impossible to ignore the trajectory of America’s hardest-working river.


May 21, 2014--Conservation, quality, reuse and efficiency take center stage at Colorado Water Conservation Board meeting (Business Wire)

Experts from a variety of conservation groups will offer their public comments this week about the importance of sustaining Colorado’s rivers as part of the first-ever statewide Colorado Water Plan.


May 16, 2014--Colorado River reaches sea for first time since 1993 (Daily Camera)

She wasn't necessarily popping champagne last week, but conservationist Jennifer Pitt was certainly celebrating the arrival of water from the Colorado River into the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California. It was a monumental moment for conservationists, who said that water hasn't flowed regularly from the Colorado River to the sea in more than 50 years.


May 13, 2014--Colorado Delta pulse flow should connect with the sea by Thursday, feds say (Arizona Daily Star)

For the first time in many years, the Colorado River is apparently about to reach the sea. Based on aerial photos taken of the Colorado River Delta, the world-renowned delta pulse flow that started nearly two months ago is likely to connect with the Gulf of California on Thursday, a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation official said this morning. "Based on these more recent aerial images . . .


March 27, 2014--Report explores nutrient management in water utility sector (Johnson Foundation)

In the past century, population growth, urbanization and intensified agricultural practices have combined to increase strain on wastewater treatment facilities. A foremost challenge for utilities is managing nutrient levels in the water—and doing so while juggling economic and energy constraints.


March 4, 2014--Colorado River delta to receive infusion of water (San Diego Tribune)

The United States and Mexico plan to collaborate this month on a pilot “pulse flow” of Colorado River water into the river’s delta in Baja California, a move hailed as historic by environmental groups on both sides of the border. The release at Morelos Dam near near Algodones is expected to start on March 23d, Jack Simes of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said Monday.


September 2, 2011--California watershed program to pay farmers, ranchers, foresters (Ag Journal)

Sustainable Conservation, in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Incentives, Protected Harvest and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, has been awarded a $372,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a pilot program to measure environmental benefits in California’s Mokelumne River Watershed.


October 18, 2009--Proposal worries N.M. ranchers (Durango Herald)

Thousands of miles of New Mexico rivers and streams would gain special protection under the federal Clean Water Act as part of a proposal being pushed by Gov. Bill Richardson and environmentalists. But ranchers worry the plan is a backdoor effort to stop grazing on public land.


June 5, 2009--Groups praise new Colorado law to protect vulnerable rivers, streams (Denver Post)

Environmental Defense Fund called legislation signed into law today by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to protect Colorado's vulnerable rivers and streams ‘a national model for protecting the iconic and vuln

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