#Water Conservation

Water users 'disappointed' as Eddy County sides with Intrepid in Pecos River water fight

Local water users on the Pecos River in the Carlsbad area worried if a potash mining company and Eddy County officials have their way, the river could dry up. Eddy County attempted to join Intrepid Potash in defending the company’s claims to water use on the Pecos River, after a judge last year ruled against Intrepid, effectively stripping its water rights on the river that flows through southeast New Mexico.
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Lake Oroville Community Update - December 2, 2022

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) issued State Water Project allocations Thursday amounting to 5 percent of requested supplies for 2023. DWR is conserving existing storage in Lake Oroville in the event dry conditions continue. The initial 5 percent allocation would be met by flows from winter storms entering the Delta as well as stored water in San Luis Reservoir.
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Big Sky Cafe, Green Dining Alliance and the impact of sustainable restaurants

The Green Dining Alliance (GDA) works behind the scenes of the St. Louis restaurant community to improve environmental working conditions and provide support for its member establishments. The alliance uses a comprehensive audit system to determine if a restaurant can be GDA-certified in the categories of recycling and waste reduction,...
Lima News

AgCredit distributes funds

FOSTORIA — AgCredit, one of northern Ohio’s largest lenders for farmers, rural homeowners and agribusiness, today announced that it is awarding $121,000 in Mission Fund grants to 23 community organizations in support of their efforts to improve the quality of life in communities primarily within the cooperative’s 18-county service territory.

Election For Port Washington Water District Commissioner

On Dec. 13, local water commissioner elections will be held. I urge Port Washington residents to vote for Mindy Germain for another term as a Port Washington Water District Commissioner. The Port Washington Water District is known as a regional leader. in efforts to effectively manage, conserve and protect their...
Cadillac News

McBain Backpack Program receives donation from Ceres Solutions

MCBAIN — McBain Area Backpack Program was one of 19 charities to be presented with funds from Ceres Solutions. In total, thanks to the support of customers and farmer-directors, Ceres Solutions has been able to donate a total of $25,000 this year within the communities the company serves. For...

Lincoln County Plat Books available

Lincoln County, Mo. - The new 2022 edition of the Lincoln County plat book is available at the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District (USDA Building), located at 116 Frenchman Bluff Rd., Troy, MO and at the County Courthouse Assessor’s office. Lincoln County Assessor Kevin Bishop provided information for the book.

Arizona believes desalination will provide the water it needs. It will not

The allure of seawater desalination seems irresistible. All that seawater is just waiting to be desalinated and delivered to your faucet. It is possible, but there are three hurdles:. It is expensive. It’s energy intensive. And there arises the need to dispose of the leftover salt. Gov. Doug Ducey’s...

HGCD gives update on drought conditions

Due to the ongoing drought, Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District initiated Drought Stage 3 restrictions for Kerr County this past July. Since then, the Kerr County area has received a few consistent showers that have provided some relief during the hot summer months, but our aquifer levels have not experienced any notable recovery from those rains.

Valley Homeowners Take Advantage Of Xeriscape Incentives

MESA – Kelly Gleave converted his grass lawn to xeriscape in April. In June, he and his wife saw a 3,000 gallon reduction in their water use. “For me, it was less about maintaining the grass and it was more about the fact that the Valley is getting a lot of people and we need to do more to conserve water,” said Gleave, who’s one of 450 Mesa homeowners who have taken advantage of the city’s grass-to-xeriscape incentive.

At riskOfficials must addressAmistad Dam integrity

One of the first major issues the Rio GrandeValley’s new congressional delegation should address is the condition of the Amistad dam. The dam, connecting Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, is the primary water-control structure for the lower part of the Rio Grande, including the Rio GrandeValley. Falcon Dam lies between here and there, but Amistad has a greater capacity. It is deeper and has less surface area, which means less water will evaporate. For this reason water conservation officials with the International Boundary and Water Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Watermaster’s Office keep as much water as possible at Amistad, especially in light of dry conditions that have plagued South Texas for the past few decades. For example, on Dec. 1 Amistad water levels were at 46.7% of the reservoir’s capacity while Falcon held only 14.4% of its lower capacity.
Peninsula Daily News

Open house to provide information about Dungeness reservoir

SEQUIM — Supporters of a project they say will improve salmon restoration, provide irrigation water for farmers, protect city stormwater infrastructure and establish a 400-acre county park along River Road will present a preliminary design to the public in an open house on Tuesday. The gathering will be from...
Denton Record-Chronicle

Hugs & Shrugs

HUGS go to … all of our neighbors who volunteered their time and efforts to ring in the holidays with Denton’s annual traditions, starting Friday night with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the downtown Square. The annual lighting event started in 1988, with the Denton Holiday Festival Association using mostly volunteers, private donations, grants and some public funding to take care of everything from installing the holiday banners to renting the stages used for the festivities. Also beginning Friday and concluding Saturday is Wassail Weekend, with Krampus making two appearances over the month — beginning Friday through Monday at Krampusnacht Denton at The Bearded Monk, and for the Krampus Fest and Misfit Makers Market, coming in a couple weeks, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 3-8 p.m. at Harvest House. Throughout, be sure to show your appreciation for the great lengths so many people — many unpaid — have gone to, to make the holiday season in the Denton community so bright.

In Brief: Recount underway, Aspen water plan, electric vehicles pooh-poohed

The Pitkin County elections office has scheduled its part of the automatic recount of the 3rd Congressional District race for Tuesday and Wednesday. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Silt, beat former Aspen City Councilman Adam Frisch by 550 votes in the sprawling House district. The total vote count came to 163,842 votes for Boebert and 163,292 for Frisch, which fell within the 0.5% triggering an automatic recount even though Frisch conceded, acknowledging that recounts almost never change winners — a sign of accuracy.