The U.S. Senate declined to consider an amendment introduced by Colorado Democratic Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet that would have provided emergency watershed restoration funding for areas of Colorado damaged by last year's wildfires.
The plan to draw drinking water from deep beneath the earth’s surface is based on a traditional premise - that water from far underground is uncontaminated.
Colorado Democratic Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are making one final push for emergency watershed protection funding to be included in Hurricane Sandy disaster-relief legislation.
Colorado’s top water experts met Wednesday to assess the state’s snowpack. The news isn’t good.
Originally published on Sat January 12, 2013 5:37 pm
The U.S. had its hottest year on record last year. That heat, combined with the relatively dry winter that came before, has brought a historic drought.
From forest fires and low crop yields, to infrastructure and recreation, the drought has been costly, with early estimates putting the cost at between $50 billion and $80 billion.