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         The short-term crisis averted; here’s what’s at stake in negotiations for its long-term future  By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. An immediate crisis on the Colorado River has been averted, but negotiators now must turn their attention to the next pro...
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By Grant Schulte The Associated Press LINCOLN, NEB. » Nebraska water regulators rallied Wednesday behind a proposal to build a $500 million canal in neighboring Colorado to divert water out of the South Platte River, a project steeped in fears that the fast-growing Denver area will consume most of...
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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 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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