Use of Colorado River water in the three states of the river’s lower basin fell to a 33-year low in 2019.
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The Rundown Water infrastructure bills move swiftly through a Senate committee. A federal judge blocks oil and gas lease sales in Montana over groundwater concerns. USAID sends food aid to people affected by a dam break in Uzbekistan. USGS researchers find microplastics in Lake Mead. California water dispute results in more letters from congressional representatives […]
This is Eileen Wray-McCann for Circle of Blue. And this is What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the world’s water, made possible by support from people like you. In Zimbabwe, residents continue to reel from a terrible drought. Inadequate rainfall in the southern African country has resulted in poor harvests in four […]
Water issues are gaining new prominence in the Democratic presidential race as candidates react to rising public concerns about water issues.
It takes water to grow crops, and an increasing portion of the US’s irrigation water is unsustainably mined from groundwater sources.
In this episode of Speaking of Water, host Eileen Wray-McCann talks with Michael Cohen, a senior researcher at the Pacific Institute, about the Salton Sea.
The Global Rundown Pakistan accuses India of using water as a weapon amid conflict over the Kashmir region. Records show that Detroit, Michigan, has shut off water at nearly 12,000 homes this year. Steady rainfall finally reaches Chennai, India. Drought-stricken Zambia says it will not “beg” for aid. Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico will face their […]
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 Rundown EPA aims to change Clean Water Act provisions that allow states to grant water quality permits. Federal watchdog agency will investigate the management of Lake Ontario water levels, which reached record highs this summer and flooded lakeshore properties. The EPA’s internal watchdog finds that the agency exceeded the deregulatory targets in a 2017 […]
The Rundown The EPA says that all groundwater pollution is excluded from Clean Water Act permitting, even if it eventually flows into regulated waters. President Trumps signs a bill authorizing a Colorado River conservation plan, while a water rights settlement introduced in the Senate would allow more water to be withdrawn upstream in the basin, […]