Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

Taking the pulse

Nutrient study to map Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake

Deseret News

Deseret News

Hydrologists lowered a sophisticated water quality monitoring device into the murky waters at Utah's Jordan River surplus canal and are now waiting on the story it tells. The story could be a short one, with measurements that don’t give them an idea of what is happening with water in the Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake. But the story could be one with layers of information to better inform scientists of the distribution of nitrates and how they affect water quality.

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EPA awards Navajo Nation money for mine spill

Farmington Daily Times

The EPA is awarding about $1.2 million in reimbursements to tribal and government agencies in the Four Regions region, including the Navajo Nation, for costs associated with the response to the Gold King Mine spill. The announcement came on the one-year anniversary of EPA crews accidentally releasing about 880,000 pounds of heavy metals into a tributary of the Animas River near Silverton, Colo., while cleaning up abandoned mining sites.

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4 ideas on how to avoid catastrophic drought

Maven's Notebook

In this TEDx talk, engineer David Sedlak shares four practical solutions to the urban water crisis. His goal: to shift our water supply toward new, local sources of water and create a system that is capable of withstanding any of the challenges climate change may throw at us in the coming years.

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