Water News

Borrowing a page from Emily Green’s book, I’m trying (again) a sporadic roundup of some of the interesting water things I’ve been reading:

  • Henry Brean on the potential effect of the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s pumping plans on Great Basin National Park:  “I’d like them to know that we’re extremely concerned — very concerned — and we just don’t believe that the taking of water out of this little valley will be a good thing for the park.”
  • This old news to those who closely follow western water, but for those who don’t, my former Albuquerque Journal colleague Mike Taugher has been doing some great work on the political and monetary entanglements surrounding a federal review of endangered species issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta: “Acting at the request of Beverly Hills billionaire and Kern County water baron Stewart Resnick, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is seeking a high-level scientific review of new endangered-species permits that farmers and others blame for water shortages.”
  • The Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming opines on what has the potential to be one of the biggest struggles to come in western water, a proposal to pipe water – a lot of it – from Wyoming to front range cities in Colorado.
  • It started in India as drought, a horrible failed monsoon. Now the rains have come with a vengeance: “The sudden rains, coming after a severe drought, deluged villages and caused widespread disruption in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.”

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