Drought

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Feds to pour $225M into water projects around the West

ALBUQUERQUE – The federal government will be pouring nearly a quarter-billion dollars into several dozen projects aimed at tackling the effects of drought in the West and restoring watersheds that...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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The south deals with drought

ATLANTA – Beaver dams have been demolished, burbling fountains silenced, and the drinking water in one southern town has taken on the light brownish color of sweet tea. Though water shortages have...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Study: Next U.S. president faces Colorado River problem

LAS VEGAS – The next U.S. president will have to act quickly to chart a course so the Colorado River can continue supplying water to millions of city-dwellers, farmers, Indian tribes and...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Beached boats, pink water as drought saps Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY – On the southern shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea. North of the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Forest Service collects native seeds for uncertain future

The impacts of beetle kill and fire in the San Juan Mountains have prompted the U.S. Forest Service to collect and store vast amounts of native seeds for future reforestation efforts. Two...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Obama administration calls for long-term drought policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama administration on Tuesday directed federal agencies to focus on building national long-term drought resilience policies, part of a renewed effort to solve ongoing water...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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California water agency’s purchase rattles farmers

BLYTHE, Calif. – The nation’s largest distributor of treated drinking water became the largest landowner in a remote California farming region for good reason: The alfalfa-growing area is first in...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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S.W. Colo. seeing above-average rainfall for month

Weather forecasters were right last week when they said the unseasonably warm, dry autumn La Plata County was enjoying would be short-lived. Above-average rainfall for the month of October brought...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought done, but N.M. utilities push for conservation

ALBUQUERQUE – Water managers across New Mexico aren’t giving up on their push for residents to conserve water even though severe drought has disappeared. For the first time in more than four years,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Weather favors rain through September

The weather has turned in favor of more moisture for Southwest Colorado into September, continuing the drought-busting weather. “It’s one of our better monsoons we have seen in awhile, and is...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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El Niño ends dry run in Southwest Colorado

Above-average spring and summer rains have helped break a 3½-year drought in La Plata County. “This country hasn’t looked this green this time of year in easily two years, if not longer,” said...

DATE: July 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Calif. water rates rise

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Saving water doesn’t always mean saving money in parched California. Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are...

DATE: July 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World