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Western Water

  • Government Affairs

    Oft-divided groups tour ranch along the Wyoming-Colorado border

    FFA president joins Trout Unlimited and other partners to urge passage of infrastructure funding to ensure water security in the West By Laura Ziemer and Pat O'Toole It’s not every day that you see municipal, agricultural, and conservation interests coming together around big, substantive issues. Last month, these diverse interests jointly urged Congress to include resources for water, forestry and ecosystem…

  • Conservation

    Climate resilience in a hotter, drier West

    The West is in the grips of another hot, dry summer, with more than 60 large wildfires currently burning across the region. At the same time, the effects of last year’s fires are apparent in many states; Interstate 70, a major artery for east-west transportation, has been shut down through Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon multiple times in the past two months due to mudslides resulting from last year’s Grizzly Creek fire. The epicenter of the ongoing drought is the Colorado River…

  • From the field

    Federal funding improves water efficiency in the West

    In Wyoming, the federal Farm Bill is put to work improving irrigation on the Henry's Fork of the Green River. Each installment of Western Water 101 will be accompanied by a podcast, released weekly. Find the fifth episode below, and subscribe to get each new episode as it's released. This important funding reduces labor, improves…

  • Trout Talk

    Worrying about water

    All is not right with Lake Meade. As of this writing, Lake Meade is almost 156 feet below "full pool." It's down almost 140 feet below its levels about 20 years ago

    Lake Meade and its extremely low water levels.

    My partner and I drove eight hours down to southern Nevada last week for a friend's wedding. It was a classic desert affair, tastefully done, simple and a whole lot of fun. One afternoon, with time to kill before wedding events began to take up the schedule, Toni and I drove out to Lake Mead,…