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Exceptional #drought returns to southeast #Colorado -- The Kiowa County Press

From The Kiowa County Press (Chris Sorensen):

Exceptional drought – the worst category – reentered Colorado for the first time since February of last year according to the latest report from the National Drought Mitigation Center.

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A river runs dry: Climate change offers opportunity to rethink water management on the #RioGrande -- The #NewMexico Political Report

From The New Mexico Political Report (Kendra Chamberlain):

For the first time in decades, Albuquerque is facing a dry Rio Grande. Despite a nearly-normal snowpack over the winter, that water never made it down into the river this year.

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Opinion: Fort Collins sanitation district expands reclamation facility -- The Fort Collins Coloradoan

Here’s a guest column from Jim Ling that’s running in the Fort Collins Coloradoan:

From where I stand, the South Fort Collins Sanitation District (SFCSD) is proud to announce it is nearing the completion of its approximately $35 million wastewater reclamation expansion, which includes improvements to its facility.

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Rule in effect: New water rules beneficial to producers -- #Wyoming Livestock Roundup #DirtyWaterRule

From the editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup (Averi Reynolds):

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers published a final rule defining the Waters of the United States (WOTUS), which may be federally regulated under the Clean Water Act (CWA), under the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) effective June 22.

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Division of Water Resources Releases Decennial Abandonment List of Water Rights

Here’s the release from the Colorado Division of Water Resources (Chris Arend):

The Colorado Division of Water Resources (DWR) released the Decennial Abandonment List of water rights , an important process of Colorado water law and Colorado’s system of administering our state’s water rights.

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A win for collaboration in the upper #ColoradoRiver -- @AmericanRivers

From American Rivers (Ken Neubecker):

Signs of hope for the most over-tapped and heavily diverted river in Colorado

Historically, Colorado has had a love-hate relationship with the 1968 Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.

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