Archive for the ‘Colorado River’ Category

Colorado River Growers Say They’re Ready To Save Water

Via NPR’s KUNC, a report that Colorado River growers say they’re ready to save water, but need to build trust with states and feds: The Colorado River is in trouble, and farmers and ranchers are on the front lines of the crisis. A new report surveyed more than 1,020 irrigators across six of the seven states that […]

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Water Shortages: A Problem We Can and Must Solve Now

Via Area Magazine, commentary on U.S. water scarcity: In 1964, US President Lyndon B. Johnson made a historic request: he wanted a large-scale, nuclear-powered desalination programme to address the growing need for potable water in the American Southwest. Members of the federal government were dispatched to Israel for conversations with the world’s leading experts on […]

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Las Vegas Asking Companies That Want To Move or Expand How Much Water They Will Use

Via Business Insider, a look at how Las Vegas is asking companies that want to move or expand there to show how much water they plan to use: Las Vegas is trying to balance economic growth and water conservation. The city is evaluating how much water a new businesses will use before green lighting them.  Conserving […]

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U.S. Pumping So Much Groundwater That Its Splitting Ground Open

Via The Insider, a report on the fact that the US has pumped so much groundwater that it’s literally splitting the ground open across the American Southwest: The United States has been pumping so much groundwater it’s splitting the ground open. The giant cracks occur when the ground sags and splits as natural water levels […]

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As the Colorado River Declines, Some Upstream Look to Use it Before They Lose it

Via Inside Climate News, a look at how – as states negotiate future water cuts – some officials are looking to build new dams and reservoirs in the Upper Basin of the overallocated Colorado River to use more water: The fossil fuel industry once boomed here.  Oil pump jacks dot the landscape around the community […]

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What Arizona Can Learn From Israel’s Pioneering Water Strategy

Via The Conversation, commentary on what Arizona and other drought-ridden states can learn from Israel’s pioneering water strategy: Arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S., with an economy that offers many opportunities for workers and businesses. But it faces a daunting challenge: a water crisis that could seriously constrain its economic growth and […]

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