Tag Archives: Lake Mead

States Start Water Conservation Program

WATER CONSERVATIONThe states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico have begun a test program to shore up declining reservoir levels if the 15-year drought that has plagued the Colorado River continues into the future. On July 1st, the four states approved 10 projects that allow farmers, municipalities and other water users to Continue reading

EPA Spill Bigger than First Thought

EPA-300It turns out, the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency’s mishap at Gold King Mine is bigger than originally thought. The EPA now says about 3 million gallons of toxic mine water was released into Cement Creek. That’s about three times the amount the agency previously said. The water reportedly contains arsenic, lead and other Continue reading

Water Districts Discuss Plan in Ongoing Drought

WATER CONSERVATIONThe Colorado River and Southwestern Water Conservation Districts met in a special joint meeting September 18th in Montrose to address the on-going drought conditions in the Colorado River basin and its effects on storage and operations of Lakes Powell and Mead. The two boards unanimously adopted a recommended Continue reading