Thursday, April 21, 2016

Moving water uphill

Colorado Springs ready to turn on $825M river siphon

Denver Post

Denver Post

As water pressures mount, Colorado Springs engineers are about to switch on one of the West's boldest new water projects: an $825 million pipeline to siphon up to 50 million gallons a day of Arkansas River water from Pueblo, 50 miles away. This highly contentious Southern Delivery System has been 27 years in the making.

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Study could bring new uses for oil-field wastewater

Oklahoman

An oil-field waste product that poses environmental challenges and is linked to earthquakes could become a valuable economic resource if the efforts of Oklahoma State University researchers are successful.

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Internal pipes predict trees' drought resilience

Science Daily

Tree species that can withstand stress to the water-transport system that carries water from the roots to the crown are less susceptible to drought and massive die-off. The findings could help forestry experts, especially in the American West, create early-warning systems and take steps to reduce a forest's vulnerability to drought.

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