Water Storage

January 30, 2015--Unusually high temperatures, low snow pack could spell trouble for Utah’s water needs (Fox 13)

Five degrees for six months: Those are numbers that cause serious concern for Utah water experts. Brian McInerney, Hydrologist for the National Weather Service, said from August through January, northern Utah has averaged temperatures five degrees higher than normal. “Which is incredibly significant when you talk about snow pack,” McInerney said.


January 30, 2015--Scientists see shrinking California snowpack as a harbinger (Los Angeles Times)

State workers performed a California winter ritual Thursday, poking hollow aluminum tubes into Sierra Nevada meadows to measure the snowpack. In what scientists see as a harbinger, they didn't find much. "We will conceivably see more years like this in the future," said geologist Jeffrey Mount, a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.


January 29, 2015--Hickenlooper: Water usage not storage will solve Colorado's shortfall (Denver Post)

The population growth in Colorado and other western states cannot continue unless water supply challenges are met, Gov. John Hickenlooper and state planners said Thursday in opening the Colorado Water Congress annual conference.


December 3, 2014--Mesa Verde ponders mysterious depression (CBS)

Was it a reservoir, a ceremonial plaza, a ball court? Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is taking a new look at a ruin known as Mummy Lake in hopes of determining how ancient Puebloans used it, The Cortez Journal reported Monday. Archaeologists disagree about the large circular depression lined by sandstone walls.


December 3, 2014--Water at forefront of legislators’ agenda (Montrose Daily Press)

Rural Coloradans need to weigh in once the state’s draft water plan is reviewed and released, Sen. Ellen Roberts told guests of the Montrose Chamber on Tuesday. “Input is critically important.


November 28, 2014--In Wyoming, governor doesn't want to let water leave state (Billings Gazette)

Every spring, John Joyce watches as thousands of gallons of water in the Nowood River rush by his ranch in northern Wyoming. It’s water that eventually moves into the Bighorn, Yellowstone, Missouri and Mississippi rivers before dumping into the Gulf of Mexico.


November 21, 2014--UC Davis report explores expanding California's water supply (Daily Democrat)

On a day when it seemed California's water troubles were far away, a new study found things are only getting worse. It was raining Thursday with more expected on Friday. But the rains are light and won't contribute much to ending the continuing state drought.


November 15, 2014--New Mexico staff recommends developing Gila water (KRQE News)

New Mexico is one step closer to deciding how to manage its share of the Gila River now that staff with the Interstate Stream Commission has recommended taking advantage of federal funding to build a diversion and storage system along the river.


October 21, 2014--Phoenix officials launch effort against drought (Washington Times)

Phoenix officials are launching a new initiative to protect the city's water supplies against drought.


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