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  By Gillian Flaccus and Brittany Peterson The Associated Press MADRAS, ORE. » Phil Fine stands in a parched field and watches a harvester gnaw through his carrot seed crop, spitting clouds of dust in its wake. Cracked dirt lines empty irrigation canals, and dust devils and tumbleweeds punct...
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  Re: “The Colorado River is sending us a message,” Aug. 29 commentary Gary Wockner’s column on the Colorado River focuses on Lake Powell and how climate change necessitates a reassessment of how that reservoir should be managed. Clearly some very difficult decisions need to be made in view ...
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  By Soumya Karlamangla © The New York Times Co. HEALDSBURG, CALIF. » Take a drive through this picture-perfect wine country town and you’ll start to spot them, unsubtle symbols of the state’s extreme drought. Peeking out from side yards of cottages and behind fences of grand mult...
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  By Suman Naishadham The Associated Press WASHINGTON » U.S. officials on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West, triggering cuts to some Arizona farmers next year amid a gripping drought. Water levels at the largest re...
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  Drought, changing climate, high demand force government to act By Felicia Fonseca The Associated Press CASA GRANDE, ARIZ. » A harvester rumbles through the fields in the morning light, mowing down rows of corn and chopping up ears, husks and stalks into mulch for feed at a local dairy. T...
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By Suman Naishadham The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Included in the sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the Senate is funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are badly needed across the parched region. The Senate voted last wee...
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By Gillian Flaccus and Nathan Howard The Associated Press MALIN, ORE. » Judy and Jim Shanks know the exact date their home’s well went dry — June 24. Since then, their life has been an endless cycle of imposing on relatives for showers and laundry, hauling water to feed a small herd of cattle and...
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By Lucas Bessire Guest Commentary It is no secret that the Great Plains is facing a groundwater crisis. This is particularly obvious in eastern Colorado and western Kansas, where much of the Ogallala aquifer is in steep and well-documented decline. Aquifer depletion is an important part of the st...
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Arsenic-laced participles could melt snow earlier, hurt ski resorts By Lindsay Whitehurst The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY » The silvery blue waters of the Great Salt Lake sprawl across the Utah desert, having covered an area nearly the size of Delaware for much of history. For years...
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  Colorado’s plans to take more from rivers collide with hotter climate, wants of other Western states By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Gov. Jared Polis has signed off on increased funding for water development projects that state officials regard as critical to meet growing demands. But the...
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  By Felicia Fonseca The Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. » For thousands of years, an Arizona tribe relied on the Colorado River’s natural flooding patterns to farm. Later, it handdug ditches and canals to route water to fields. Now, gravity sends the river water from the north en...
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    Sunlight tunneled into the room and danced with smoke from Ed Johnson’s cigarette. He sat thinking of his mother. In 2013, he moved back to the two-bedroom home in Hasty, on the southeastern plains of Colorado, to take care of her. Johnson, 62, remained in the house after her death...
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By The Associated Press CARSON CITY, NEV. » Camille Touton, a veteran congressional water policy adviser, has been nominated to lead the agency that oversees water and power in the U.S. West. President Joe Biden on Friday nominated Touton to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Recla...
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   By Sam Metz and Ken Ritter The Associated Press   Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to get people to replace thirsty greenery with desert plants, and now they’re asking the Nevada Legislature to outlaw roughly 40% of the turf that’s left. The Southern...
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Investors “recognize the term ‘valuable,’ and now they’re here” By Ben Ryder Howe © The New York Times Co. There is a myth about water in the West, which is that there is not enough of it. But those who deal closely with water will tell you this is false. There is plenty. It is just in the wr...
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By Matthew R Sanderson, Burke Griggs and Jacob A. Miller The Conversation Aslow-moving crisis threatens the U.S. Central Plains, which grow a quarter of the nation’s crops. Underground, the region’s lifeblood — water — is disappearing, placing one of the world’s major food-producing regions at ris...
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Shared from the 10/15/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Natalie Kitroeff
© The New York Times Co. BOQUILLA, MEXICO» The farmers armed themselves with sticks, rocks and homemade shields, ambushed hundreds of soldiers guarding a dam and seized control of one of the border region’s most important ...
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Shared from the 9/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition LESS RUNOFF GOING INTO LAKE POWELL AND LAKE MEAD By Sam Metz
The Associated Press/Report for America John Locher, The Associated Pres CARSON CITY, NEV.» There’s a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United ...
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Shared from the 9/6/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Aurora and Colorado Springs take the first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness By Bruce Finley The Denver Post HOMESTAKE CREEK»A hundred miles from Colorado’s Front Range house-building boom, field scientist D...
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Shared from the 8/7/2020 The Denver Post eEditionBy Bruce Finley
The Denver Post 100% of Colorado in drought Hot and dry conditions are hammering Colorado, intensifying a 20-year shift toward aridity. On Thursday, federal officials designated 100% of the state abnormally dry or in drought for the...
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