water issues

Remnants of Hurricane Nora to unleash tropical deluge in southwestern U.S., including Colorado

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Moisture from the former hurricane is expected to surge over Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado into Thursday. Across far southeastern California, the risk of locally heavy rainfall will be limited to through Tuesday night.

33 representatives ask Biden to approve governors’ federal drought disaster request

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers representing western states sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week echoing governors' recent calls for him to designate a federal drought disaster. 

Working group submits report detailing ways to bolster Colorado's anti-speculation law

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A working group submitted a report on Friday that includes several "concepts" that it says the Colorado Water Resources Review Committee should consider when exploring how to bolster the state's anti-speculation law.

As Colorado River Basin states confront water shortages, it’s time to focus on reducing demand

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The U.S. government announced its first-ever water shortage declaration for the Colorado River on Aug. 16, 2021, triggering future cuts in the amount of water states will be allowed to draw from the river.

The water cycle is intensifying as the climate warms, IPCC report warns – that means more intense storms and flooding

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The world watched in July 2021 as extreme rainfall became floods that washed away centuries-old homes in Europe, triggered landslides in Asia and inundated subways in China. More than 900 people died.