Thursday, April 14, 2016

Stream study

Report provides insight for water storage in the West

Deseret News

Deseret News

Plants suck up more water and more of that water is lost to evaporation in a warming climate, with a new study suggesting those dynamics may impact how reservoir storage is built and managed one day in the West. The study published Tuesday featured a team of hydrologists from two states, including University of Utah's Paul Brooks.

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Colorado prods EPA on promised Gold King cleanup

Denver Post

Colorado is prodding the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up the pace and make good on promised cleanup at the Gold King and other inactive mines contaminating Animas River headwaters in southwestern Colorado.

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Smith named 4th 'most endangered' river in U.S.

Helena Independent Record

Montana’s iconic Smith River landed on a list of most endangered rivers in the United States for the second consecutive year due to a proposed copper mine and potential long-term mining in the watershed.

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