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4 years 3 months ago

Removing tamarisk may not boost water supply

A U.S. Geological Survey report suggests clearing tamarisk, or salt cedar, from waterways doesn't significantly boost streamflow in the long-term. The tree has spread since being used in the 1900s for erosion control. A coalition of groups working to restore the Arkansas River basin says the watershed has...

4 years 3 months ago

Controlling western water meeting in Colorado Springs

Attorneys general from western states are meeting in Colorado Springs this week to discuss water law, including the Colorado River Compact, the Clean Water Act and transbasin diversions. The Conference of Western Attorneys General's water law conference runs Thursday and Friday. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers chairs the group....

4 years 9 months ago

California lawmakers approve $11B water overhaul

California lawmakers have passed an $11 billion overhaul of the state's antiquated water system, ending decades of debate over how to supply a soaring population while preserving the fragile environment. The state Assembly passed a package of water bills and the bond measure to fund them before dawn Wednesday. The...

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