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The Four Corners will likely see #monsoon moisture, cooler temperatures this week -- The Farmington Daily Times

From The Farmington Daily-Times (Mike Easterling):

While monsoon rainfall in the Four Corners has been of a hit-or-miss nature so far this season, most of San Juan County will see a good chance of precipitation in the week ahead.

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Closer but no cigar for #Denver Water -- The Mountain Town News #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification

From The Mountain Town News (Allen Best):

Utility says Gross expansion needed for water security for 1.5 million people

Denver Water has been awarded its final federal permit for expansion of Gross Reservoir but may still need a permit from Boulder County.

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#Colorado official says demand management program holds #water -- @AspenJournalism #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification

From Aspen Journalism (Heather Sackett):

After a year of meetings, workshops and in-depth discussions, state officials feel a feasibility investigation into a program that would pay water users to reduce consumption and add to a savings account in Lake Powell should continue.

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Editorial: Trump’s continued disregard for the environment and #climatechange poses a mortal threat -- The Los Angeles Times

From The Los Angeles Times editorial board:

It’s fitting that President Trump invoked an interstate highway expansion in Atlanta last week to announce final rules that, if they survive the inevitable legal challenges, will undermine one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, the National Environmental Policy Act.

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95% of #Colorado abnormally dry or worse – extreme #drought expands -- The Kiowa County Press

From The Kiowa County Press (Chris Sorensen):

One week after eastern Colorado saw a slight improvement in its drought picture, extreme drought renewed its expansion, and much of the northwest and north central part of the state drifted into abnormally dry conditions, according to the latest report from the National Drought Mitigation Center.

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#Runoff news: #SanJuanRiver at Pagosa Springs = 45.2 CFS, Median for this day = 176 CFS

From The Pagosa Springs Sun (Chris Mannara):

As of Wednesday, the San Juan River had a reported flow of 30.7 cfs, below the average for July 15 of 308 cfs.

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