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2012-05-18 00:50:55

Lake Mead, on the Colorado River, is the largest reservoir in the United States, but users are consuming more water than flows down the river in an average year, which threatens the water supply for agriculture and households. To solve this imbalance scientists are proposing a Cap and Trade system of interstate water trading. The proposal, published in Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), builds on the success of such an initiative in Australia. The research was...

2010-12-20 11:56:00

Accord announced by U.S. Interior Secretary Salazar sets stage for future environmental progress MEXICO CITY, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bi-national pact announced today to allow Mexico to store a portion of its annual allocation from the Colorado River--up to 260,000 acre-feet over three years--in the largest U.S. reservoir--Lake Mead--sets the stage for progress on environmental issues in ongoing talks between the two countries, according to Environmental Defense Fund....

2010-10-01 14:45:12

'A recipe for a perfect drought' The convergence in the coming year of three cyclical conditions affecting ocean temperatures and weather is likely to create unprecedented challenges for states that depend on water from the Colorado River, a new UCLA study suggests. "If I were concocting a recipe for a perfect drought, this would be it," said Glen MacDonald, co-author of the study and director of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Along with a former graduate...

2010-09-23 12:00:00

LAKE MEAD, Nev., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 145 Kimberly-Clark Professional Green Patrol volunteers fanned out along the North Boulder beach and surrounding desert area at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area late yesterday to clean up and beautify a one square mile area at America's first national recreation area. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/PH70442 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100923/PH70442 ) In addition to the volunteer cleanup...

2010-09-15 14:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Hoover Dam (dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Sept. 30, 1935) and the completion of the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge this fall, Forever Resorts will be giving away FREE Black Canyon River Rafting Trips (valued at $85.95 per person; www.BlackCanyonRiverAdventures.com) with each trip taken on Lake Mead or Lake Mohave aboard a Forever Houseboat (www.ForeverHouseboats.com) from September 15,...

2010-01-26 07:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to start the countdown to a new boating and fishing season. And even with snow blanketing much of the country, sunny days and thawing temperatures are right around the corner. To encourage boating and fishing in 2010, the Take Me Fishing(TM) campaign is kicking off the "Catch A Boat" online fishing tournament, with a chance to win a new boat, motor and trailer. Every cast gets players closer to winning the grand prize - a new Sylvan boat...

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2009-07-20 15:07:34

As the West warms, a drier Colorado River system could see as much as a one-in-two chance of fully depleting all of its reservoir storage by mid-century assuming current management practices continue on course, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study. The study, in press in the American Geophysical Union journal, Water Resources Research, looked at the effects of a range of reductions in Colorado River stream flow on future reservoir levels and the implications of different...

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2009-04-21 10:27:18

Scripps researchers find that currently scheduled water deliveries from the Colorado River are unlikely to be met if human-caused climate change reduces runoff in the region The Colorado River system supplies water to tens of millions of people and millions of acres of farmland, and has never experienced a delivery shortage. But if human-caused climate change continues to make the region drier, scheduled deliveries will be missed 60-90 percent of the time by the middle of this century,...

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2008-12-05 14:35:00

Scientists predict even more water shortages over the next several years for seven Western states due to the added affects of human-caused climate change. The Colorado River has suffered from drought and a growing population, putting area residents "on a collision course between supply and demand," said Brad Udall, director of the Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado.Reduced water flows, increased air temperatures and higher than ever demands on the Colorado River are among...

2008-09-01 03:00:11

By Hazlehurst, John During an interview with the Pueblo Chieftain's Charles Ashby, Sen. John McCain said that he supported the "renegotiation" of the 1922 interstate compact, which governs the distribution of the waters of the Colorado River among the seven states that border the river. McCain was clear about the reasons: population growth in the lower basin states, specifically Arizona, Nevada, and California. Colorado politicians from both parties responded with rage. Both U.S....