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Agenda for annual meeting of Colorado River water users is released

Water Resources Director Buschatzke, speaking during the keynote panel discussion at CRWUA 2016

Editor’s Note: As a service to our readers, the Arizona Department of Water Resources once again is providing a live blog of events as they occur at the Colorado River Water Users Association conferences in Las Vegas, Dec. 264 more words

Flake, McCain legislation would formalize a tribal-water settlement agreement six years in the making

Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Tom Buschatzke will testify before a Senate Committee on Wednesday in support of a breakthrough agreement settling the Hualapai Tribe’s claim to water rights on the Colorado River as well as other water sources in Arizona. 306 more words

@USBR to Negotiate Water Exchange Contract with State of #Utah for #LakePowell Pipeline #ColoradoRiver #COriver

Here’s the release from Reclamation (Marlon Duke):

The Bureau of Reclamation and State of Utah are initiating negotiations for a water exchange contract, which proposes exchanging the state’s assigned Green River water right for use of Colorado River Storage Project water released from Flaming Gorge Dam.

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Climate Change

After #Oroville, officials across the West review dam safety -- @HighCountryNews

Here’s an analysis from Emily Benson writing for The High Country News. Click through and read the whole thing. Here’s an excerpt:

To avoid the risk of further erosion, however, both spillways needed to be patched up before this winter.

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Colorado Water

Aspinall Unit operations update: @USBR is drawing down Blue Mesa #ColoradoRiver #COriver

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

Releases from the Aspinall Unit will be increased by 850 cfs between Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd. Releases are being increased as part of winter operations to lower the level of Blue Mesa Reservoir nearer to the winter elevation target as well as managing releases with consideration to wintertime hydropower demands.

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Colorado Water

@ColoradoWater: #Drought planning showed to lower risks at #LakePowell #ColoradoRiver #COriver

From the Colorado River District:

The Colorado River Risk Study, commissioned by the Colorado River District and other West Slope parties, forecasts that if another drought like 2002-04 recurs,Lake Powell, now about half full rather than full as it was then, could fall below power generation levels or be drained unless Drought Contingency Plans (DCP) can be put in place.

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Colorado Water

@USBR Announces WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Funding Opportunity for 2018

Here’s the release from the Bureau of Reclamation (Peter Soeth):

This funding opportunity announcement provides funding to develop a watershed group, fund an existing watershed group, complete watershed restoration planning activities, and design watershed management projects…

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Colorado Water