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  • Lower Colorado River Basin
    Saving a Texas River
    Millions of residents in Texas from the Austin area on down to the coast rely on the Colorado River and the future of that river is in jeopardy.The people living in the City of Austin are dependent upon this river not only for their drinking water...
  • Ogallala aquifer
    Ogallala Aquifer: High Plains Aquifer could be depleted in 50 years
    The Ogallala Aquifer is being depleted by irrigation, and Kansas State University believes changes to farming methods are necessary. Fox News reports on Aug. 27 that a new study reveals the aquifer is being depleted at a rapid rate because of...
  • A second chance: Wastewater recycling
    A second chance: Wastewater recycling
    Water conservation is a serious problem, and one practical approach is the reuse of water. When the climate is arid and water in limited supply, this approach becomes a necessity.Turn off the taps while teeth brushing. Run full loads in the...
  • Farm irrigation
    Water Wars: Experts alarmed at dwindling groundwater supplies in Minnesota
    Some say water is the new oil, and there are signs that battle lines are already being drawn in Minnesota for what may be the coming ‘Water Wars.’A case in point is a new bill before the Minnesota Legislature calling for dramatic...
  • too much water
    Gardens should not be swamps
    Remember when the Brady Bunch went to the Grand Canyon? Mrs. Brady read aloud from a brochure about how the Grand Canyon was formed by erosion of the Colorado River. Peter then commented, “Wow! No wonder you tell us not to leave the water...
  • Maple Leaves in Autumn
    It’s not Autumn. It’s Drought Fall !
    Temperatures soared and held high. Now your tree is dropping leaves. Is it dead? Hopefully not.The Kansas City area, like most of the Midwest, is experiencing extreme heat and lack of rain. For the young and those with short memories, this is not...
  • Irrigation water through gopher tunnels blamed in deadly Idaho sinkhole incident
    Irrigation water through gopher tunnels blamed in deadly Idaho sinkhole incident
    Idaho authorities say a woman died after her car fell into a large sinkhole that was likely the result of gophers.The incident occurred last Saturday, when a section of roadway 15 feet wide and 40 feet long collapsed, killing 32-year-old Sonia...
  • Water loss and erosion from irrigation runoff
    Dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay
    As the Chesapeake Bay is consistently exposed to excess nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorous from various sources, it is more susceptible to developing dead zones. According to an article on CBS 6, “Report: Chesapeake Bay pollution at...
  • Potted carnations
    Solutions for watering your plants this summer
    There are hints that the Cheshire county area may be in for a dry summer. With very little snow to provide spring run-off, even the recent rainfall we've had is unlikely to be enough to top off the reservoirs enough for unlimited water usage...
  • Cate Blanchett
    Rainwater harvesting draws support from stars like Cate Blanchett
    One way to lead a greener, more self-sustained life is to install a rain water collection system, like the one recently supported by Cate Blanchettfor use in the Sydney Theater Company’s building. Blanchett, star of recent films like 2008...
  • Sprinklering
    Get ahead of water woes in Los Angeles gardens
    Although most people are joyfully basking in the mild, sunny days being offered this year for the Los Angeles winter climate, gardeners are getting a bit worried. Unless we experience extremely wet conditions for the next month and a half, we will...
  • AES Landscape Irrigation in San Diego
    Using green practices to lower luxury landscape water usage
    The work done on hands and knees to put in a landscape with new lines and dimensions at a home or business takes more than the right native and drought tolerant plants to make the outdoors a water conservation area. Landscape contractors that have...
  • reservoir
    What's that up in the sky? It's a bird! It's a plane! No, It's RAIN!
    After so much pleasant summery weather this winter, many of us were astonished to witness countless drops of water miraculously falling out of the sky! What could this be? Where did this water come from? It is actually not such a mystery. These...
  • reservoir
    It never rains in Southern California. Until now.
    More than a week ago, many of us were astonished to witness countless drops of water miraculously falling out of the sky all over Los Angeles! What could this be? Where did this water come from? It is actually not such a mystery. These unfamiliar...
  • irrigation
    Use your sprinkler system efficiently - free class January 25, 2012
    Warmer weather is on the way and Central Florida landscapes are suffering under the effects of a drought. Now is a good time to check out your irrigation system to make sure it is operating properly. Don't waste money and water by running your...