Colorado River, Lifeline Of The West, Sees Historic Water Shortage Declaration

Kirk Siegler : npr – excerpt (excerpt) includes audio track and transcript The first-ever shortage declaration on the Colorado River forces arid Western states to re-examine their relationship with resources many take for granted, drinking water and cheap hydroelectricity. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: For the first time ever, the U.S. government declared a shortage on the … More Colorado River, Lifeline Of The West, Sees Historic Water Shortage Declaration

Will California’s Water Wars Create A Constitutional Conundrum?

By Amel Ahmed : KQED – excerpt With nearly half the state back in drought, California’s water regulator held a contentious hearing in Sacramento on Tuesday on whether to make permanent the temporary water bans enacted by Governor Jerry Brown during the 2014-2017 drought. The board announced it will revisit the proposed measures in March … More Will California’s Water Wars Create A Constitutional Conundrum?