PERSPECTIVES: The SOURCE Interview with Brenda Burman, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner

Finding solutions for shortages on Colorado River This post, written by Lynn Lipinski, first appeared in SOURCE Magazine and is reprinted here with permission. Amid nearly two decades of drought on the Colorado River, seven states that rely on its water signed an historic agreement to use less voluntarily to prevent the federal government from imposing mandatory cutbacks. The U.S. […]

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DR. BRAD UDALL: Is the Colorado River in Crisis?

Dr. Udall discusses the Colorado River’s hydrology, climate change impacts, shortage risk, and the Drought Contingency Plan Dr. Brad Udall serves as senior water and climate research scientist at the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University. He has extensive experience in water and climate policy issues and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on water management and climate change which […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation releases Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study; State Water Boards release tenth web-based performance report that showcases data storytelling; Nation’s largest seawater desalination plant delivers 40 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water

Reclamation Releases Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study From the Bureau of Reclamation: Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced today the release of the Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study that was conducted collaboratively with the member tribes of the Ten Tribes Partnership. The study documents how Partnership Tribes currently use their water, […]

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COLORADO RIVER: Metropolitan Committee hears more details on the Drought Contingency Plan

Metropolitan Board of Directors expected to vote in December At the October meeting of Metropolitan’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee, members were presented with an overview of the proposed Drought Contingency Plan for the Colorado River Basin which has been in negotiation for the last several years.  Since last month, the draft agreements have been finalized and shared throughout the […]

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The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan agreement and what it means to Metropolitan

Metropolitan’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee discusses the drought contingency plan for the Colorado River On Wednesday, the major headline in California water news was the impending agreement on a drought contingency plan for the Colorado River.  The details of the plan were discussed at Monday’s meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee. Program Manager Shanti Rosset […]

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Reclamation's Terry Fulp and a new agreement with Mexico that has environmental benefits for the Colorado Delta discussed at Metropolitan's Water Planning and Stewardship Committee meeting

At the November 5th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Water Stewardship and Planning Committee, Regional Director for Reclamation’s Lower Colorado River Region Terry Fulp addressed the Committee, and Metropolitan staff presented some details on a new multi-faceted agreement with Mexico that includes provisions for sharing both surpluses and shortages on the river, as well as provide for some environmental flows […]

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Colorado River states meet; have questions for California

At the September 10, 2012 meeting of Metropolitan’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee,  Manager of Colorado River Resources Bill Hasencamp briefed the committee about a meeting between the seven Colorado River states and Reclamation held recently in Las Vegas where a few important issues were discussed: Negotiations with Mexico:  Regarding bi-national negotiations with Mexico on Colorado River issues, the question […]

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