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Extract from Char Miller, The Conversation Perspectives, The Denver Post, August 12  The High Plains water bank is being drained, under 8 states this has been the largest underground source of fresh water. Its the most important source of water across the high plains region. At current withdr...
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Shared from the 2018-06-24 The Denver Post eEdition RIO GRANDE   Thirst for water clouds the future   By Bruce Finley The Denver Post  Alfalfa hay grower Cleave Simpson, who serves as general manager of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, decided not to plant as much of the...
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Streamflow in the West By Robert Harris, Senior Staff Attorney | May 8th, 2018     The healthiest flowing rivers in the West have one thing in common: a robust streamflow sufficient to meet all of the diverse uses of rivers. Flowing rivers sustain wetlands, provid...
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By Chris Mooney
The Washington Post  A grounded ship sits on the dry bed of the Aral Sea, which is about 62 miles from Aralsk, Kazakhstan. The Aral, the world’s fourth-largest freshwater sea, once covered an area the size of Ireland. But then it became part of the Soviet Union. The Communists div...
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Shared from the 2018-05-08 The Denver Post eEdition WATER ISSUES NOAA: Outlook grim for Colorado River By Dan Elliott
The Associated Press The outlook for the most important river in the Southwestern U.S. remains grim this summer after April storms failed to produce much snow in the mountains th...
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WRAY»Colorado farmers who defied nature’s limits and nourished a pastoral paradise by irrigating drought-prone prairie are pushing ahead in the face of worsening environmental fallout: Overpumping of groundwater has drained the High Plains Aquifer to the point that streams are drying up at the rate ...
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AIR FORCE ONE TO VEHICLE CITY: President Barack Obama makes his first trip to Flint, Mich., today, turning the national spotlight once again to the impoverished community where lead-contaminated water has been pouring from the taps for more than two years. The former General Motors town had its...
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o state regulators and a Flint employee were charged Wednesday with evidence tampering and several other felony and misdemeanor counts related to the Michigan city's lead-tainted water crisis. The charges — the first levied in a probe that is expected to broaden — were filed against a pair of ...
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Water scarcity has long been a problem. But climate change, a growing global population and economic growth are putting the natural resource under even more stress. Brown with rust two ships stand like stone upright in the yellow sand. The wind swirls salty air around the the trawlers, silence ...
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The Los Angeles River has once again come to life, supercharged with rainwater. Freeways have flooded. And California’s Sierra Nevada mountains — the so-called “snowy mountains” — are living up to their name. This is all thanks to the huge ocean-atmosphere event Jet Propulsion Laboratory cli...
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The rainfall and snowpack so far this autumn have been encouraging, but the stubborn reality is that California is still mired in drought. While farmers from Bakersfield to Fresno to Redding are screaming about water quotas, California residents say they are doing what they can, from pulli...
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Flexibility and reform may prove key to dealing with the ongoing drought By John Upton and Climate Central | April 14, 2015 Unlike its golden-brown neighbor further south, Washington state was blessed with relatively generous storms over winter. But, as was the case in drought-stricken California,...
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Climate officials are warning that this winter’s El Niño weather pattern is likely to be one of the strongest on record, bringing huge storms and a cold, wet winter for many – but nowhere near enough rainfall to reverse the disastrous long-term drought in the western US. Any heavy rainfall will be ...
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Hey, Seattle. Remember last winter? How pleasantly warm and dry it was, almost like you live somewhere reasonable and not in a pool of tepid water near Canada? Well, you’re paying for it now. In a new article on Investigate West, reporter Robert McClure looks at the future of the city’s dwindling s...
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Authorities in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, recently announced that if current drought conditions persisted, they would be forced to restrict water availability for the city of 20 million to only two days per week. The economic and social implications of such a decision are staggering. One seni...
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by Elias Garcia California looms at the precipice of a water crisis unseen in the history of the region. While many commentators and politicians are quick to blame markets for over-consumption, the current management system represents anything but open markets.  For years, the government ...
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About 38 million people in California, Nevada, Arizona, four other states and Mexico depend on the Colorado River for their water supply. As increased usage and years of drought diminish the river's flow, states are forming strategies to deal with what some experts call peak water--the point at whic...
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Hugh Beggs of Santa Rosa, Calif., searched for coins in the middle of the Russian River in Healdsburg, taking advantage of the below-normal water flow. By Adam Nagourney and Ian Lovett NEW YORK TIMES  FEBRUARY 02, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The punishing drought that has swept California and much of ...
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By Joby Warrick August 17, 2014 WILLOWS, Calif. — When the winter rains failed to arrive in this Sacramento Valley town for the third straight year, farmers tightened their belts and looked to the reservoirs in the nearby hills to keep them in water through the growing season. When those faltered,...
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Drought, and the resulting shortage of melting snow, is driving the historic water shortages across much of the American West. By Dennis Dimick, National Geographic  PUBLISHED APRIL 06, 2015 Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown announced his state’s first-ever mandatory water restricti...
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