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@USDA Using Flexibility to Assist Farmers, Ranchers in Flooded Areas #ActOnClimate

Here’s the release from the USDA:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers’ spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and ranchers affected by extreme weather in 2019.

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@USBR Announces 2020 #ColoradoRiver Operating Conditions: #LakeMead operations = Normal or ICS Surplus Condition in Calendar Year 2020, #LakePowell operations = Upper Elevation Balancing Tier in Water Year 2020 #DCP #COriver #aridification

Here’s the release from the Bureau of Reclamation (Patti Aron/Marlon Duke):

The Bureau of Reclamation today released its Colorado River Basin August 2019 24-Month Study, which sets the annual operations for Lake Mead and Lake Powell in 2020.

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Guest Commentary: A wet year has filled our reservoirs but we must prepare for the drought to come -- The Denver Post (@CORiverTed) #ColoradoRiver #COriver #DCP #aridification

From The Denver Post (Ted Kowalski):

Time and water are alike in a lot of important ways. Both are finite resources that we can take for granted, or that we can manage carefully for great benefit.

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Blue-green algae found at Pikeview Reservoir -- @CSUtilities

Here’s the release from Colorado Springs Utilities:

There is an increasing occurrence of toxic blue-green algae in reservoirs across the United States this year, forcing the limitation of recreational access to the bodies of water for public safety.

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Reservoir agreement helps trout by borrowing endangered fish water -- The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A “rooster tail” is formed by the water descending the Granby Dam spillway on July 19. Photo credit: Northern Water

Wolford Mountain Reservoir

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Seldom Seen: A Poignant Look Back at Glen Canyon Before the Dam -- Yale Environment 360 #ColoradoRiver #COriver

From Yale Environment 360

Ken Sleight remembers the stunning beauty of Glen Canyon before it was flooded by a massive dam in the 1960s. Taylor Graham’s film “Seldom Seen Sleight” – winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest – shows the magnificent landscape lost and offers hope it might someday be restored.

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