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Thursday’s Top of the Scroll: ‘Time for action’ on Colorado River, federal official says

The Colorado River has for years been locked in a pattern of chronic overuse, with much more water doled out to cities and farmlands than what’s flowing into its reservoirs. The river basin, which stretches from Wyoming to Mexico, has been drying out during what scientists say is one of the driest 19-year periods in the past 1,200 years.

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Tribal nations hold some of the best water rights in the West

Tens of thousands of people on the Navajo Nation lack running water in their homes. But that could change in the coming years, as the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project goes into effect. It’s expected to deliver water to the reservation and nearby areas by 2024, as part of a Navajo Nation water rights settlement with New Mexico, confirmed by Congress in 2009.

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Kids Ocean Day celebrates 25 years of educating youth to keep beaches clean

Every time Michael Klubock ventured out to sea on his small sailboat, he’d come back to shore with trash plucked out of the ocean. Joining the occasional beach cleanups didn’t seem like it had enough impact, so he had an idea – get more kids to the beach and give them learning lessons along the way.

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By getting serious about limiting global warming, the world could save itself more than $20 trillion

Fighting global warming is starting to sound like a lucrative investment. A new study out of Stanford University finds that keeping global warming a half-degree beneath the Paris climate agreement’s 2 degree Celsius target could potentially save more than $20 trillion globally.

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News Release: Bureau of Reclamation provides $260,000 for two WaterSMART drought contingency planning projects

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that the El Dorado County Water Agency and Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District will receive $260,000, combined, to prepare drought contingency plans. The funding provided is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART initiative. “Preparing for drought is imperative for communities throughout the Western United States,” Commissioner Burman said.

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