Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

40-year low

Denver water conservation programs showing results

Andy Feuerborn, master plumber with JCOR Mechanical, puts the final turns on mounting bolts Thursday as he works to replace all of the facilities at Colfax Elementary School with new low-flow toilets. JOE AMON / Denver Post


Denver Post

Maybe it is projects such as replacing 10,000 toilets in Denver Public Schools. Maybe it is Denver Water's ceaseless "Use Only What You Need" campaign. Or maybe residents seeing scarcity are self-motivated. Whatever the reasons, water use in metro Denver has dipped to 40-year lows.


Study finds Midwest flooding more frequent

The U.S. Midwest and surrounding states have endured increasingly more frequent flood episodes over the past half-century, according to a study from the University of Iowa.


Water expert: N.M. is draining water reserves

Albuquerque Journal

If water were dollars and New Mexico a bank, our checking account would be busted and we’d be dipping dangerously into savings. That’s how the director of the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute thinks about the state’s dire water conditions.

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