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  By Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press PORTLAND, ORE.>> U.S. regulators approved a plan Thursday to demolish four dams on a California river and open up hundreds of miles of salmon habitat that would be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in the world whe...
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By Becca Lawton Writers on the Range An old river-running motto says, “Old boaters never die, they just get a little dinghy.” And some never lose their passion for keeping rivers wild. Consider California’s Stanislaus River. In the 1970s, people of all ages and abilities reveled in running its 13...
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ENVIRONMENT Drought snarls river transit By Michael Phillis, Jim Salter and Jeff Roberson The Associated Press ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER>> Adam Thomas starts harvesting soybeans on his Illinois farm when the dew burns off in the morning. This year, dry weather accelerated the work, allow...
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By Felicia Fonseca and Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.» The Interior Department announced Friday that it will consider revising a set of guidelines for operating two major dams on the Colorado River in the first sign of what could lead to federal action to protect the once-m...
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Michael Hirtzer and Diego Lasarte Bloomberg The logjam of thousands of barges and boats backed up along the Mississippi River because of extremely low water levels showed some signs of easing Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard said an entire queue of vessels that was stuck at Stack Island after ships s...
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Federal deadline passes without a deal to cut water use; what now? By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Trillions of gallons of water must be saved from the drying Colorado River to avoid the worst-case scenario brought on by drought, climate change and overuse, federal officials announced this summe...
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By Lindsay Whitehurst The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY » The largest natural lake west of the Mississippi is shrinking past its lowest levels in recorded history, raising fears about toxic dust, ecological collapse and economic consequences. But the Great Salt Lake may have some new a...
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Fisherman, 80, notches victory in legal battle against AG and landowners By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado’s Court of Appeals has cleared the way for 80-year-old fisherman Roger Hill to fight for his right to fish in peace on his favorite stretch of the Arkansas River as it flows down from...
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    By Daniel Craig McCool The Conversation The Colorado River is a vital lifeline for the arid U.S. Southwest. It supplies water to seven states, Mexico, 29 Indian reservations and millions of acres of irrigated farmland. The river and its tributaries support 16 million jobs and provi...
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  By David A. Lieb The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, MO. » States will soon be flooded with federal money to address a pent-up need to repair, improve or remove thousands of aging dams across the U.S., including some that could inundate towns or neighborhoods if they fail. The roughly $3...
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  By Mead Gruver The Associated Press SARATOGA, WYO. » The North Platte River in southern Wyoming has been so low in places lately that a toddler could easily wade across and thick mats of olive-green algae grow in the lazy current. Just more than two years ago, workers stack...
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**Este artículo se puede encontrar en español**Years of reduced inflows, along with drought and a warming climate, have caused the Sea to shrink, exposing dry lakebed -- or playa -- that sends clouds of irritating dust towards surrounding communities, causing increased rates of respir...
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By Zach Montague,© The New York Times Co. As Americans continue to weather the pandemic, the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and spending bill passed by the federal government in December brought an unexpected and lasting gift: a new national park. The 5,593-page spending package included a raft ...
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Shared from the 10/2/2020 The Denver Post eEdition ALBUQUERQUE By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE»Federal managers are warning that if hot and dry conditions persist, it’s possible that the stretch of the Rio Grande flowing through Albuquerque could dry up this fall....
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The guidelines Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada use and a drought contingency plan will expire in 2026. By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press, from The Denver Post eEdition, June 28th, 2020 FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.» Arizona is getting a jump start on what will be ...
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Shared from the 3/22/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Nina Burleigh © The New York Times Co. For years, whenever I found myself in Miami with an afternoon to spare, I sneaked off west to where a road abruptly separates the urban grid from the Everglades. Depending on time, I drove as deep int...
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Shared from the 1/24/2020 The Denver Post eEdition EPA, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The Trump administration on Thursday ended federal protection for many of the nation’s millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweep...
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Shared from the 12/4/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Allen G. Breed
The Associated Press FLAMINGO, FLA.» Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up...
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Shared from the 11/6/2019 The Denver Post eEdition “YOU CAN’T REALLY BEAT A POND”By Matthew Brown and James Brooks The Associated Press HINDOLVESTON, ENGLAND» The ghosts are all around the gently rolling farmlands of eastern England. But you have to know where to look. These are not the kind of pha...
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  Shared from the 8/16/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Felicia FonsecaThe Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.» Snow piled up in the mountains across the West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire r...
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