#Colorado River


California Has A Single Lake With More Lithium Than The Country Currently Needs

California could be the heart of a new EV revolution across North America thanks to vast reserves of lithium found at the Salton Sea. The 343-square-mile lake was created after the Colorado River flooded in 1905 and is home to huge geothermal deposits of lithium. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it could generate 600,000 tons of lithium a year, which is more than the U.S. currently needs.
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Cash payouts offered to catch brown trout in Colorado River

National Park Service officials are offering anglers cash bonuses for catching brown trout in the Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and the Paria River as part of the Brown Trout Winter Bonanza program. The invasive fish’s population has increased in recent years near Lees Ferry threatening downstream native fish...

Water woes: Rio Verde Foothills residents worried as Scottsdale gets ready to cut off their water access

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Homeowners in the Rio Verde Foothills, located north of Scottsdale, are losing their water access. Soon, residents there will no longer be able to tap into Scottsdale's water, as a result of the city's new drought management plan. Many residents have no plan on how they can get water, and some say they will be forced to move if they cannot get access to water.

LCRA awards $25,000 Grant to Friends of Zimmerscheidt Historic School

COLORADO COUNTY — A $25,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority will help pay for construction of an outdoor pavilion near the historic one-room schoolhouse in Zimmerscheidt, providing space for additional educational and community events at the site.With the Community Development Partnership Program grant and $31,920 in matching funds,

Las Vegas: 30 Things To Do That Don't Involve Gambling

Whenever most people think of Las Vegas, they think of the loud and bustling strip, filled with casinos and swanky hotels. They think of smoke-filled rooms filled with high rolling gamblers, ready to risk everything and their mother for a chance to win an unprecedented cash prize. For a place...

Can Austin become America’s next moviemaking hub?

As he stands on a lush, empty stretch of land east of Austin, all Alton Butler sees are the bustling streets of New York City, the tropical trees of the Amazon rainforest and the starry skies of a Wyoming dude ranch. By early next year, Butler will get to work transforming this 546-acre plot in a horseshoe bend of the Colorado River into Bastrop 552 film studio, which will be able to replicate those locales and more for TV and movies when it opens in mid-2023.

With LCRA dredging ordinance, residents worry about ‘industrialization’ of lakes

Some residents aren’t sold on the long-term effectiveness of the Lower Colorado River Authority’s new Highland Lakes Dredge and Fill Ordinance, which was approved at the LCRA’s board meeting Nov. 17. The ordinance creates a permitting process as well as rules for commercial businesses interested in mining sand from the lakes, replacing an almost year-long moratorium on issuing permits.

Breaking News: Needles, CA: Small tire and vegetation fire was burning in a desert ravine just east of Erin Drive.

Source: San Bernardino County Fire District (Information):. Needles, California: Firefighters responded to multiple reports of a small tire and vegetation fire that was burning in desert ravine just east of Erin Drive. Multiple calls began coming into 911 dispatch at around 6:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021. Initial...

Snow is Gold Here in the West. So, Where is it?

We’ve handled a lot these past couple of years, but this year, as each warm and cloudless day passes, the nervousness has begun to show. Where is the snow?. It’s one thing for Denver to set new records for the lastest date of measurable snowfall (the previous record for the latest snowfall was Nov. 21, 1934 during the dustbowl). Here in the mountains, we tend to say “It’s Denver – deal with it”. But it’s something else again when the snow isn’t falling on the peaks in central and southwest Colorado.

Colorado Springs warm and dry, on track to break record for latest first snowfall

A warm and dry November in Colorado could be setting the stage for more of the same this winter for at least parts of the state. Forecasters are calling for a second consecutive La Niña winter for the state, a weather pattern that tends to drive more snow to the northwestern mountains and less to the southwest, said Becky Bolinger, assistant state climatologist. Last year, the La Niña pattern didn't set up strongly, but it could play more of a factor this season, and compound effects of the drought in certain areas, she said.

Low Colorado River Water Levels

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – December 1, 2021 – The Bureau of Reclamation will be lowering the Colorado River water level to ½ units throughout the month of December. Beginning Monday, December 6, 2021, the water released from Davis Dam will be reduced during most weekdays until the end of the month. The low water levels will allow crews to work on the new bridge project, boat ramp project, ongoing pest abatement of the nuisance caddisfly population, and other general maintenance on park launches and docks.