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2012-07-09 02:22:14

DENVER, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Rivers Water Company (OTC QB: TURV), (http://www.2riverswater.com) announced today that it has purchased all directors parcels which allows Two Rivers to assume permanent management and control of the Sunset Metropolitan District (Sunset), a wholesale municipal water district located in El Paso County, Colorado, just east of Colorado Springs. Additionally, the Company recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a residential water district...

2012-06-18 23:29:24

A portion of the groundwater in the upper Patapsco aquifer underlying Maryland is over a million years old. A new study suggests that this ancient groundwater, a vital source of freshwater supplies for the region east of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, was recharged over periods of time much greater than human timescales. "Understanding the average age of groundwater allows scientists to estimate at what rate water is re-entering the aquifer to replace the water we are currently extracting...

Pumping the Well Dry?
2012-05-30 03:52:36

DM Crumbliss for RedOrbit.com Groundwater is being used faster than it can be replenished in the High Plains states and in California´s Central Valley, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Most of the water brought up in wells is used for irrigation in these vital agricultural regions. A new study based at the University of Texas finds that rapid depletion of groundwater is a threat to the country´s food supply. Scanlon and her...

2012-05-17 14:20:43

LAKEWOOD, Calif., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Senate members from both sides of the isle voted today by a margin of 31-4 to approve Senate Bill 1386, a measure that would clarify existing language in the California Water Code, making it explicitly clear that the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) would maintain the sole responsibility for storing and managing groundwater in southeast Los Angeles County, thereby avoiding costly duplication of water...

2012-05-14 10:22:22

State High Court Rejects Legal Challenges by Cities of Downey, Signal Hill and Cerritos, the Central Basin Municipal Water District and Tesoro Oil Company LAKEWOOD, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California State Supreme Court delivered an important legal victory to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) and to district ratepayers when it rejected appeals by the Central Basin Municipal Water District (CBMWD) and the cities of Downey,...

Groundwater Pumping Leads To Sea Level Rise
2012-05-09 07:44:38

As people pump groundwater for irrigation, drinking water, and industrial uses, the water doesn´t just seep back into the ground – it also evaporates into the atmosphere, or runs off into rivers and canals, eventually emptying into the world´s oceans. This water adds up, and a new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 millimeters per year. “Other than ice on land, the excessive groundwater extractions are...

2012-05-09 02:22:55

LAKEWOOD, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Natural Resources & Water Committee of the California State Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 1386, a bill aimed at clarifying the authority and roles of water agencies in southern Los Angeles County. The bill was introduced earlier this year by South Bay veteran lawmaker, Senator Alan Lowenthal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO ) "WRD is pleased to see this important senate bill move...

2012-05-04 10:21:58

LAKEWOOD, Calif., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which provides groundwater for more than 10% of the state's population, has decided NOT to increase its groundwater pumping rates for the next fiscal year. Avoiding a water rate increase is a sharp contrast to the 5% to 28% increases in other water rates in the Los Angeles region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) "WRD is very proud of the...

2012-05-02 09:49:47

There is potential to store large volumes of Australia´s precious fresh water underground, to offset climate change, avoid evaporation losses and meet national water needs into the future, leading water scientists say. Following a major national scientific workshop in Canberra last week, researchers in the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) say that managed aquifer recharge — the injection or infiltration of excess surface water into underground...

2012-05-01 14:21:48

Federal funds secured by WRD to construct a vital groundwater monitoring well ensuring safe water LAKEWOOD, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California's (WRD) groundwater monitoring well in the City of Bell across from the Bell Community Center, continues to ensure groundwater safety for Bell residents. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) In 2009, WRD worked with Congresswoman Lucille...


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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