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Can The California Drought Get Any Worse? Sadly, Yes.

Can the news from California about the drought really get any worst?  Short answer: “yes.”

Two recent items caught our attention.  One from the Paso Robles Daily News… 1,075 more words

Viticulture

Many eyes are on Lake Powell and the power pool #ColoradoRiver

Here’s a look at the Lake Powell power pool and the cascading effects if the reservoir drops below the level necessary to continue to deliver power to the southwestern US, from Allen Best writing in The Denver Post: 1,313 more words

Colorado Water

Uber Sand Trap

The Nebraska Sand Hills are basically a grass-stabilized desert, with gently rolling “dunes” that cover a quarter of the state.  As barren as the land appears on the top, below it sits the Ogallala Aquifer, which is the largest body of ground water in the world. 96 more words

Nebraska

Western Kansas adjusts to shrinking aquifer

HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) – Some call it flyover country. It’s not mountainous like its Colorado neighbor. There aren’t hundreds of lakes and streams like Missouri. 1,372 more words

News

The Last Drop: America's Breadbasket Faces Dire Water Crisis -- NBC News

From NBCNews.com (Brian Brown):

The scope of this mounting crisis is difficult to overstate: The High Plains of Texas are swiftly running out of groundwater supplied by one of the world’s largest aquifers – the Ogallala.

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Colorado Water

Let it flow from Lake Meredith?

News that the Texas Panhandle’s leading water authority is going to resume pumping water from Lake Meredith leaves me with decidedly mixed feelings.

http://www.kcbd.com/story/25982194/crmwa-to-resume-pumping-from-lake-meredith

The lake is up to 41 feet, about 15 feet higher than its lowest ebb during the late winter months. 228 more words