Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Sky's the limit

Why ‘cloud seeding’ looks so good to a thirsty West

Skiers ride the chairlift at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent)

Post Independent

Huffpost & Kingman Daily Miner

As water scarcity worsens, more states, water districts and power companies across the thirsty West are taking a serious look at cloud seeding, especially since last month's National Science Foundation study proved for the first time that the technology works in nature. Water districts in Arizona, California and Nevada are now close to signing an agreement with officials in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming to split the cost of nine more years of seeding.


Supreme Court sides with Montana in water case

Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the state of Wyoming to pay Montana in a long-running dispute over water rights. Attorneys general for the two states said Tuesday's decree provides more clarity for implementation of the Yellowstone River Compact as it applies to the Tongue River.


Water agencies, feds team up for tech grants


The next generation of water-saving devices and technologies will get a boost from some of the Southwest's largest water agencies and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation under the latest round of a competitive grant program. The Innovative Conservation Program provides direct grant funding for studies of new conservation and water efficiency technologies. The grant application period closes March 22. ► LEARN MORE