The Rundown The Supreme Court takes up a case regarding the Navajo Nation’s rights to the Colorado River. The EPA publishes a new list of unregulated drinking water contaminants that could be regulated in the future. EPA drinking water advisers will meet at the end of November. USGS researchers investigate contaminants in groundwater used for […]
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The Rundown The Bureau of Reclamation begins paperwork to would allow for less water to be released from lakes Mead and Powell. The EPA publishes a plan for improving sewage lagoons. Government, state, and industry officials discuss low Mississippi River water levels. And lastly, Senate Democrats ask the EPA to adopt a “strong” Lead and […]
The Rundown Interior names its price for water conservation in the lower Colorado River basin that will keep water in Lake Mead. The EPA submits draft PFAS drinking water regulations for review. Researchers test homes around California’s Clear Lake for cyanotoxins from harmful algal blooms. An EPA research office examines better approaches to measuring cumulative […]
The Rundown Colorado River reservoirs are projected to continue their decline. The Department of Energy publishes a PFAS “roadmap” to outline its response. The EPA proposes rules changes to improve safety at facilities that handle hazardous chemicals. A Supreme Court-appointed special master will hold a conference with Texas and New Mexico representatives in a lawsuit […]
Without additional cuts, federal forecast projects Lake Mead to continue its decline in next two years.
Nearly 1 million acre-feet of compensated water cuts are being discussed.
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The Rundown The EPA strengthens non-binding health advisories for two PFAS chemicals and issued new advisories for two others. The EPA appraises end-of-life plans for more than 160 coal ash ponds that could be polluting groundwater. The EPA also invites applications for $1 billion in PFAS response funds that will help small and disadvantaged communities […]
The Rundown Colorado River basin states approve a plan to release more water from high-elevation reservoirs into Lake Powell, to prop up the ailing reservoir. The White House restores a more expansive definition of environmental impacts for federal reviews. The OMB releases guidelines for using American-made materials in federal infrastructure bill projects. The FDA lowers […]
The Rundown The Interior Department notifies Colorado River states that it might hold back more water in Lake Powell this year. Reclamation’s Klamath River basin irrigation allocation pleases no one. The USGS investigates groundwater depletion in southeastern Oregon due to irrigation and maps groundwater levels in New Mexico. The Bureau of Reclamation limits irrigation allocations […]