Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Predicting the future

Water managers seek certainty in Colorado Basin

A commercial rafting trip on the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs this summer. The river, which flows through the heart of Glenwood, is watched carefully by water managers from Denver to Phoenix to San Diego. (Brent Gardnr-Smith/Aspen Journalism)

Aspen Journalism

Water Deeply & Phys.org

Although the drought that has gripped much of the Colorado River Basin for the past 16 years has eased up a bit, population growth and the long dry spell have pushed the river's supplies to the limit, with every drop of water in the system now accounted for. Meanwhile, the effects of climate change on the Colorado's future flows are still a big question mark. It's familiar turf that water managers gathered for the Colorado River District's September seminar know all too well.

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U.S. warns public of attacks on vital infrastructure

Reuters

The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. Nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted, along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May.

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After delay, Lake Powell Pipeline details emerge

Salt Lake Tribune

Specifics remain fuzzy, but a clearer picture is emerging of just how much Utah residents might have to pay for water from the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline — and it isn’t going to be cheap. It’s also likely the state will have to borrow money to help pay for a majority of the southern Utah pipeline’s construction costs, judging from new documents filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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