Monday, May 15, 2017

Shrinking supply

Trio of studies reveals dry times are ahead for the West

Topography and measurement network.

High Country News

The West's water supply depends on each of three interconnected sources: the frozen reservoir of snow atop mountain peaks, mighty rivers like the Colorado, and groundwater reserves deep below the Earth's surface. But all are on the decline. Three studies illuminate the magnitude of these declines, the role climate change has played and the outlook for the future.


5th Infrastructure Week kicks off with new poll

Water Online &

The Value of Water Campaign kicked off the fifth annual Infrastructure Week today by releasing results to a new poll and leading events that highlight the importance of water infrastructure. By a resounding 67 percent, Americans want Congress and the Trump Administration to prioritize infrastructure, the poll shows.