Drought

1:20pm

Thu March 21, 2013
The Two-Way

NOAA Predicts Warmer Than Normal Spring For Most Of U.S.

A map showing above-normal temperatures in an orange hue. Below-normal temperatures are shown in blue.
NOAA

11:29am

Thu March 21, 2013
Drought

Waiting For Colorado’s Drought To Improve? It’s Going To Be Awhile

The U.S. drought outlook shows much of Colorado will remain dry throughout the spring and summer, with little to no relief from the dry spell.
NOAA

4:37pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Drought

At Ag Day, Water Talk Just As Dominant As Agriculture Talk

The Colorado Agriculture Council teamed up with some of the state’s chefs for a ‘Farm to Fork’ cooking competition. Dishes included a range of in-state farming products like honey, wheat, buffalo and potatoes
Luke Runyon KUNC

Colorado officials touted the state's ability to grow food Tuesday for National Agriculture Day. Another topic captured just as much attention.

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5:00am

Wed March 20, 2013
Drought

A Dry Spring Has Sprung In Colorado

Credit U.S. Drought Monitor Report

The spring season began Wednesday, March 20 at 5:02 a.m. MDT. Unless the season brings significant spring showers, Colorado’s drought conditions will persist.

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2:47pm

Mon March 11, 2013
Around the Nation

Owens Valley Salty As Los Angeles Water Battle Flows Into Court

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 4:30 pm

Owens Lake — which dried up after losing its water source, the Owens River, to Los Angeles — is known to be a source of air pollution. The city of L.A. is in court over obligations to control dust pollution at the lake.
Kirk Siegler NPR

In the West, fights over water last a long time.

It's been almost 100 years since William Mulholland stood atop an aqueduct along the Owens River and said, "There it is, take it." He was referring to a diversion channel that started piping water to Los Angeles from 200 miles away. That water allowed L.A. to become the metropolis it is today.

But it also meant that the Owens River no longer flowed into the massive Owens Lake, which quickly dried up and became one of the biggest environmental disasters in the nation.

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