Friday, April 14, 2017

Still in danger

Colorado River improving but tops group's list again

The Colorado River, part of it seen here in southeastern Utah, is the lifeline for the Southwest, providing drinking water for Tucson, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. FRANCISCO KJOLSETH

Salt Lake Tribune

Arizona Daily Star

Once again, a section of the Colorado River leads a national environmental group’s list of the United States' most endangered rivers. But American Rivers says it put the Lower Colorado River No. 1 on its list not because there’s no progress toward fixing its problems. Instead, the group believes progress has been made in recent years, particularly the near-completion of a three-state agreement to reduce water use across the Lower Colorado River Basin.

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Vilsack joins CSU to advise on water initiatives

Coloradoan

Tom Vilsack, President Barack Obama's former secretary of agriculture, and his wife, Christie, are joining Colorado State University as advisers. Vilsack will be joining Denver Water and CSU as a strategic adviser of food and water initiatives at the National Western Center and as global chair for the international Board of Counselors on Food and Water Initiatives.

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Arizona farms join federal program to save water

Arizona Daily Star

Four Indian tribes are starting a federally financed fallowing program this year to save water for Lake Mead. They are among many looking more closely at fallowing as a way of coping with tightening water supplies. Farmers from the Colorado to the Rio Grande are temporarily leasing water to cities and in a few cases to the federal government.

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