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Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) reopened as RRWCD tries to retire wells for Republican River agreement -- The Yuma Pioneer

From the Republican River Water Conservation District (Deb Daniel) via The Yuma Pioneer:

The USDA recently published the 2018 Farm Bill Environmental Assessment. It states that the 2018 Farm Bill provides the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, the discretion to permit dryland agricultural uses on land enrolled under a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) agreement.

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Despite population growth, development boom new study finds Boulder County’s water quality remains good, but not great -- The Boulder Daily Camera

From The Boulder Daily Camera (John Spina):

Despite the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently proposing several segments of Boulder County’s waterways as impaired, data collected by the Keep It Clean Partnership, which coordinates water quality monitoring for seven municipalities in Boulder County show the region’s water quality has remained relatively stable over the last five years.

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"The future is going to be warmer, hotter. #ClimateChange is appearing here and now, and it is not going away" -- Laurna Kaatz #ActOnClimate #KeepItInTheGround

From The Colorado Sun (Mark Jaffe):

The specter of climate change underscores the importance of gauging how well Colorado’s mountains can wring moisture from those enigmatic flakes…

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Analysis: Ag claims a win in #WOTUS rollback, but will it last? -- The Sterling Journal Advocate

From The Sterling Journal-Advocate (Jeff Rice):

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers announced this past week that they will roll back much of the 2015 clean water regulations known collectively as Waters of the U.S.

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The January 2020 newsletter is hot off the presses from the Water Information Program

Click here to read the newsletter. Here’s an excerpt:

Demand Management – a Hot Topic!!
There was an in-depth conversation around the Demand Management topic!

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How might the new NOAA climate temperature normals change for your county? -- Weather5280.com

From Weather5280.com (Becky Bollinger). Click through for additional maps and the interactive map from Becky:

We’re almost one month into 2020, and this is an exciting time for climatologists.

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The Tri-River Area Agritourism Series starts on January 29, 2020

From the Tri-River Area Extension Service:

Agritourism is becoming more and more popular as a secondary (or even a primary) revenue stream for all sorts of producers and growers.

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