Articles tagged "colorado river"

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3 million gallons of toxic wastewater spreading toward Lake Powell, state of emergency declared

The Navajo Nation and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper declared a state of emergency on Monday, August 10, after EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) officially confirmed that 11 356 235 liters (3 million gallons) of toxic mining sludge from a mine in southwest

August 12, 2015

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Colorado river is collapsing 'sooner than anyone thought'

Water resource experts have known for many years that current use of the Colorado River is not sustainable. Sixteen years of drought have made it clear that the river is overtaxed, and cannot indefinitely meet the demands of agriculture, hydroelectric generation, recrea

August 11, 2015

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Big Spring, Texas to recycle urine

The drought in Texas has gotten so severe municipal water managers have turned to a once untenable idea: recycling sewage water. Water for the town's 27,000 residents comes through the Colorado River Municipal Water District, which has broken ground on a plant to

August 05, 2011

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Faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods

Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas Fault.Like a steaming kettle with the top on, pressure is building beneath the surface of California that could

June 30, 2011

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Dead Sea disappearing day by day

The Dead Sea has been drying up at a dramatic rate in recent decades as a result mostly of human demands for water. But instead of letting the historic body of water continue to disappear, some scientists are getting increasingly serious about trying to save it.In the m

May 28, 2011