Wed July 25, 2012
The Two-Way

California's Jerry Brown: Water Tunnel Shows 'I Want To Get [Stuff] Done'

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 5:29 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown waits for the start of a news conference to announce plans to build a giant twin tunnel system to move water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a new $23.7 billion proposal that would build a twin tunnel system to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta over to the southern part of the state.

Water in Southern California has become an intractable problem. The frustration was evident at the press conference, when Brown dropped a four-letter expletive.

The Sacramento Bee reports:

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Wed July 25, 2012

'NISP' Water Project Backers Rally in Fort Lupton

Left Hand Water District manager Chris Smith speaks at a NISP rally in Fort Lupton Tuesday afternoon.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

Supporters of a controversial water diversion and storage project along the Poudre River in northern Colorado staged a rally yesterday in Fort Lupton, saying the current drought gripping the state is reason to fast track the stalled Northern Integrated Supply Project, or NISP.

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Thu July 19, 2012

What the Drought Means for Future Water Storage

Horsetooth Reservoir Outside Ft. Collins.
Charkesw Flickr/CreativeCommons

Each year Colorado lawmakers pass a bill to fund water projects, but last session the measure almost failed after it became a casualty of a Republican filibuster on civil unions. The Governor and lawmakers ultimately passed the measure during a special session.

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Mon July 16, 2012


Thu July 12, 2012

Central Colorado Water Conservancy District Wants $60 Million Bond Initiative

The $60 Million dollar bond measure would allow the CCWCD to take part in the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation project.
Chris Bartle Flickr - Creative Commons