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Federal Water Tap, August 19: First Mandatory Colorado River Basin Cutbacks

The Rundown A Bureau of Reclamation reservoir forecast triggers the first mandatory cutbacks in Colorado River water use for Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico. EPA scientists who objected to a Pebble Mine environmental review are overruled by political appointees. The USGS evaluates how concentrated animal feeding operations in eastern North Carolina affect water quality. A California […]


The Stream, June 21, 2019: Snowmelt Rejuvenates Colorado River, Rio Grande

The Global Rundown Snowmelt replenishes the Colorado River, the Rio Grande, and other waterways across the southwestern United States. The Islamic State group continues to deliberately torch fields in Iraq, just as the country welcomes its first strong crop in years. Monsoon rains reach drought-stricken Maharashtra, India. Severe storms delay wheat sowing in Argentina, but […]


The Stream, February 1, 2019: With Deadline Looming, Arizona Passes Colorado River Drought Plan

The Global Rundown Arizona approves a Colorado River drought contingency plan on the eve of the federal deadline. A royal commission into Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin Plan finds evidence of maladministration, negligence, and unlawful actions. Brazilian mining company Vale shuts down 10 dams similar to the structure that collapsed last Friday. Three nonprofit groups sue the […]


The Stream, November 7: Arizona Cities Request More Water Ahead of Possible Colorado River Drought

The Global Rundown Arizona cities stockpile water in anticipation of a future Colorado River drought. Villagers in Bangladesh use geology to avoid arsenic-polluted groundwater. A new study explores the link between water scarcity and human migration in the Mediterranean region. Data shows that pollution from pharmaceutical drugs concentrates in stream bugs, which then spread the […]


The Stream, August 17: Colorado River Cutbacks Possible by 2020, Federal Report Warns

The Global Rundown A newly-released U.S. federal report warns that water cutbacks in the southwestern United States could occur by 2020 as Colorado River water levels fall. Bushfire season begins early in parched Australia. Lead in U.S. Army bases is poisoning service members’ children, a new report claims. Delhi, India, neglects traditional rainwater harvesting amid its […]


Federal Water Tap, May 14: Colorado River Forecast Shows Greater Risk of Shortage

The Rundown Drying of the American Southwest continues, while Great Lakes water levels are above normal. Senators introduce a bipartisan water infrastructure bill. The EPA cancels a proposed groundwater pollution rule and decides not to revise water quality standards for swimming. Federal health researchers outline the first phase of a perfluorinated chemicals health study on […]


Federal Water Tap, October 2: U.S., Mexico Sign Colorado River Agreement

The Rundown Neighbors once again unite over the Colorado River. Millions in Puerto Rico are still without drinking water or wastewater service. The EPA finds cancer chemical in water near Superfund site flooded by Hurricane Harvey. A House hearing reveals political divisions in water infrastructure funding debate. In moving the Office of Environmental Justice, the […]