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21 Jul 2021 Washington DC, United States
As the west of the US swelters and burns under sustained drought conditions, there are wider implications for national security and global food prices. Water levels in the Colorado River system are dangerously low and states are bickering over access to irrigation waters.
7 Apr 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Key river basins that are particularly vulnerable include Taihu, Dong and Zhu in China; Danube and Rhine in Europe; Colorado and Upper Mississippi in the United States.
8 Feb 2021 LOS ANGELES CA
It would be arguably the most ambitious public works project in San Diego history. The envisioned pipeline would carry Colorado River water more than 130 miles from the Imperial Valley — through the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, tunneling under the Cuyamaca Mountains, and passing through the Cleveland National Forest — to eventually connect with a water-treatment plant in San Marcos...
3 Jan 2021 FORT COLLINS CO
The historic wildfire season of 2020 could impact drinking water for more than a million Colorado residents. Environmental researchers and natural resource specialists have conducted a BAER Survey, which stands for Burned Area Emergency Response. The survey evaluated how the record-breaking Cameron Peak Fire and East Troublesome Fire could impact Colorado’s snowpack and watershed...
3 Nov 2020 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Mexico and the United States reached a deal 22 October to resolve Mexico’s water delivery shortfall in and around border areas under the 1944 Water Treaty with the US.The agreement was signed only 48 hours before the deadline issued in July by the head of the United States section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC)...
20 Sep 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The Colorado River Basin is set to experience continued drought and an increased chance of water shortages by 2025 according to new modeling results from the US Bureau of Reclamation. The basin, which supplies water to 40 million people, is in its 21st year of drought.As reservoir levels decline, this increases the chance - by as much as 12 Percent - that Lake Powell and Lake Mead’s water reserves will fall to critically low levels by 2025 increases...
15 Sep 2020 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Two protesting farmers at the Boquilla Dam in Chihuahua, Mexico were killed by military police 9 September following altercations including stone-throwing, Molotov cocktails and occupation the dam’s control centre.The farmers’ protest has arisen as a result of plans to divert more water from the drought-affected region to the United States to fulfill “water debt” obligations accruing under a 1944 water-sharing treaty...
12 Sep 2020 DENVER CO
For more than 20 years, negotiations among the seven states that rely on the Colorado River have avoided lawsuits, even as drought and population growth threaten the river’s flows. That may change as a promise to rush the environmental review of a diversion project between the Colorado River’s upper and lower basins has six states suggesting lawsuits challenging the project could topple years of agreements...
15 Jun 2020 PHOENIX AZ
"The river water is life, life," said Joe Rodriquez, a Cocopah tribal member. "It flows through our ancestral land. Everything that we need to sustain our tribe, ourselves our families is obtained from the river itself." But access to that lifeline has been uncertain. The Trump administration is lining the US-Mexico border with an 18-30-foot steel wall...
28 May 2020 RENO NV, United States
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has indefinitely deferred its 30 year old $15 Billion USD proposal to pump groundwater from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas. The Authority's Board voted unanimously 21 May to revoke its application for a 300-mile right of way from the Bureau of Land Management and the remaining water rights applications that might have made development of a reconfigured project possible in the future...
3 Mar 2020 PRINCETON NJ, United States
New research from the US Geological Survey (USGS) assesses climate change impacts on the shrinking Colorado River which supplies water to approximately 40 million people in six southwest US states and parts of Mexico, and supports about $1 Trillion USD in economic activity.A USGS report emphasises that there is growing potential for severe water shortages throughout the basin due to diminishing snowpack...
16 Dec 2019 DENVER CO
Federal water managers are starting to review a crucial 2007 agreement for seven Western states to share drought-diminished water supplies from the Colorado River ahead of talks about revising and renewing it beginning in 2026, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Friday.