Thursday, June 2, 2016

Running on empty

Arkansas River basin still in water storage slump

Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain

When Lake Pueblo and John Martin Reservoir began filling up last spring, people got excited by all the water. For the first time in years, the two major reservoirs on the main stem of the Arkansas River were filling. People were talking about a “free river,” something that has happened only for a few days at a time about a dozen times over the past 60 years, and not since 1999. But over the long term, the basin still is catching up when it comes to water storage.

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Judge: Neb. can limit Republican River irrigation

Lincoln Journal Star

A Furnas County judge has dismissed two of five lawsuits brought by southwest Nebraska farmers upset over being told to turn off their irrigation systems so the state can send more Republican River water to Kansas to meet requirements of a 73-year-old interstate agreement.

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Understanding water risks drives global investors

Circle of Blue

The speed of the transition from relatively stable to unstable global water conditions has surprised business and government officials. It also dismayed the international investment community, which is responding with a first generation of digital tools and financial models to better understand the economic risks of drought, floods and social unrest prompted by shrinking reserves of fresh water.

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