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Federal Water Tap, October 31: Reclamation to Chart Course for Limiting Future Colorado River Releases

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 […]


Federal Water Tap, October 17: Interior Department Sets Price for Colorado River Conservation

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 […]


Federal Water Tap, August 22: Reclamation Report Sets Deeper Colorado River Cuts

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 […]


Federal Water Tap, June 20: EPA Issues PFAS Warning and Troubled Colorado River Is Focus of Senate Hearing

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 […]


Federal Water Tap, April 25: Colorado River States, Interior Near Completion of 2022 Drought Response Plan

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 […]


Federal Water Tap, April 18: ‘Profound Concerns’ With Lake Powell Prompt Feds To Consider More Colorado River Cutbacks

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 […]