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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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Shared from the 8/30/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Impact of hotter times By Bruce Finley The Denver Post The sun beat down, baking Colorado’s bone-dry, cracking San Luis Valley, where farmers for eight years have been trying to save their depleted underground water but are falling behin...
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Shared from the 6/28/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Jim Robbins
© The New York Times Co. CUT BANK, MONT.» A century ago, one of the first of the ambitious federal water projects that helped build the West was constructed to carry water from the mountains of Glacier National Park hundreds of ...
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Shared from the 4/24/2020 The Denver Post eEdition WASHINGTON » The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sewage plants and other industries cannot avoid environmental requirements under landmark clean-water protections when they send dirty water on an indirect route to rivers, oceans and other na...
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Shared from the 9/13/2019 The Denver Post eEdition TRUMP ADMINISTRATI   By John Flesher 
The Associated Press, Shared from The Denver Post  TRAVERSE CITY, MICH.» The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from poll...
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UPDATED ON: SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 / 11:48 AM / CBS NEWS The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce Thursday that it has finalized a repeal of the Obama-era clean water rule that spells out protections for large and small bodies of water, according to two congressional aides familiar w...
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  By BRUCE FINLEY | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: September 10, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: September 10, 2019 at 9:16 am Groundwater tests over the past year have detected high levels of toxic “forever chemicals” across the Denver metro area, contamination that’s both w...
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By Somini Sengupta and Weiyi CaiAug. 6, 2019 Today, among cities with more than 3 million people, World Resources Institute researchers concluded that 33 of them, with a combined population of over 255 million, face extremely high water stress, with repercussions for public health and social unrest...
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  Shared from the 4/9/2019 The Denver Post eEdition DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN Congress OKs Colorado River agreement By The Associated Press PHOENIX» A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump. ...
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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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