Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

$25M SOS

Push to save Colorado streams spurred by scarcity

Denver Post

Denver Post

Colorado officials want $25 million to create stream protection plans in every corner of the state, trying to save watersheds increasingly imperiled by industry, droughts and more people siphoning water. A Colorado Water Conservation Board proposal, sent to state lawmakers last week, recommends the stream-saving action to meet state environmental and economic goals. It remains unclear who would enforce the community watershed plans.

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Nebraska poultry industry spurs water concerns

Harvest Public Media

A proposal that would jump start the chicken business in Nebraska has some residents concerned about the potential impact on the environment and are trying to block or delay its construction. Costco, the warehouse retailer and grocery chain, plans to build a giant $300 million chicken slaughterhouse on the south side of the town of Fremont in eastern Nebraska.

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Tool gauges water in Northern High Plains Aquifer

USGS

A new U.S. Geological Survey publication and model can be applied by multiple entities to better understand flow, quantity, sources and sinks of groundwater in the Northern High Plains Aquifer, which covers approximately 100,000 square miles across Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.

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