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- Dolores Water Conservancy District
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- Mancos Conservation District
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- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Jackson Gulch Reservoir
- Long Hollow Reservoir
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Plans using a synthetic foam, a passive wetland and even sugarcane are the latest that members of the Animas River Stakeholders Group are considering in the battle against toxic waste coming from abandoned hardrock mines.
Four years ago, Kenyan farmer Chege Mwangi was a desperate man. Climate change had thrown off the timing of his harvests, and torrential rains were washing his topsoil into Lake Naivasha -- where flower-growers were suffering, too. Sediment from thousands of farms like Mwangi's was choking off their supply of fresh water.
Crews battled Sunday to keep a massive wildfire from potentially closing this city's main water supply, a reservoir high in the Sierra Nevada whose water could become temporarily unusable because of ash from the inferno. Since breaking out Aug.
August 21, 2013--Colorado River: New study offers painful details of Glen Canyon Dam impacts to downstream ecosystems (Summit Voice)
With all the focus on water quantity in the Colorado River Basin, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the installation of massive dams has fundamentally altered the river’s ecosystem.
With things beginning to return to normal after the lifting of evacuations and road closures because of the West Fork Fire Complex, danger remains in the Valley. The public is encouraged not to become complacent.
June 28, 2013--Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands, study finds (Science Daily)
Cattle grazing and clean water can coexist on national forest lands, according to research by the University of California, Davis. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is the most comprehensive examination of water quality on National Forest public grazing lands to date.
Not only are the fires threatening the landscape, they are also threatening water quality in Pagosa Country. With monsoon season approaching, residents can expect to find silt, ash and debris in their water sources. This turbidity can impact the capacity of reservoirs as well as the quality of water. Until the monsoon arrives, conditions are perilously dry.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton has promised he will introduce legislation in the House to protect “good Samaritans” – meaning vigilante river cleaners – from being sued for their good works. The announcement came at a meeting of the Animas River Stakeholders Group on Thursday in Silverton’s City Hall.
California could use $44.5 billion to fix aging water systems over the next two decades, according to a federal survey that placed the state at the top of a national list of water infrastructure needs. Texas, at nearly $34 billion, and New York, with about $22 billion, were next in line. The assessment, conducted by the U.S.
May 1, 2013--Solar-powered nanofilters pump in antibiotics to clean contaminated water (Science Daily)
Using the same devious mechanism that enables some bacteria to shrug off powerful antibiotics, scientists have developed solar-powered nanofilters that remove antibiotics from the water in lakes and rivers twice as efficiently as the best existing technology. Their report appears in ACS' journal Nano Letters.