Tag Archive: water rights

Mar 18 2013

A Few Good Reads (3/18/13): Lake Powell Below 50% Capacity and Japan 2 Years Later

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This week: Lake Powell under 50% of capacity with Lake Mead dropping as well, Japan post tsunami 2 years later, new river modeling facility for the Mississippi River, and has Google killed RSS? Water: Lake Powell dips under 50 percent of capacity (Summit County Citizens Voice) Lake Powell won’t be looking its best for its …

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Mar 11 2013

A Few Good Reads (3/11/13): Proposed Dam in Alaska, Realities of Managing the Delta

This week: The economic and environmental challenges of a proposed dam in Alaska, some realities of managing the San Joaquin/Sacramento Delta, restoring the Muddy River in Boston, and pondering lost urban rivers. Proposed Dam Presents Economic and Environmental Challenges in Alaska (NY Times) But in Alaska, where natural energy resources and wildlife are both foundations …

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May 21 2012

A Few Good Reads (5/21/12): Communicating Flood Risk

This week: flooding in the country of Georgia, learning flood communication from the Dutch, reforming our flood insurance system, floating robots, and the potential failure mode for the Colorado River Basin. Can the Dutch teach us something on the power of communication? (The Water Away) In the Netherlands, it is not uncommon to find large …

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Sep 30 2011

Restoring Instream Flows to Dry Channels

This week we have an interesting video of a 10 minute talk given at TED about the drying up of streams throughout the U.S. Rob Harmon discusses the problem and new attempts to restore those flows using private partnerships and giving incentives to those with the water rights. It’s an engaging talk worth a view. …

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