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2/28/2012
Full Pool: 445.0
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Study Urges Reuse and Conservation as Colorado River Endures Record Drought

The Center for Public Intergrity

Date: 7/28/2014 12:27:00 AM

PHOENIX – Water conservation and reuse are being urged in a study that makes recommendations about addressing the Colorado River drought, which threatens the future well-being of Arizona and six other Western states. Matt Rice is director of the Colorado

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Conservation Critical, Colorado River Study Finds

The Center for Public Intergrity

Date: 7/28/2014 12:03:00 AM

SALT LAKE CITY – Reuse and conserve are the two big points in a new study about how to stretch the water in the Colorado River to meet the needs of Utahns and others who depend on the river. Matt Rice is director of the Colorado Basin Program with the

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Western Drought: Underground Water Loss Greater Threat To Water Supply Than Previously Realized

Science 2.0

Date: 7/27/2014 8:04:00 AM

A new study has found that more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources., which means the extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the

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West's water worries rise as Lake Mead falls

USA Today

Date: 7/27/2014 12:14:00 AM

"I hate to see it,'' the 58-year-old truck driver from Kenesaw, Neb., says, peering over the side of the massive concrete dam on the Colorado River. "Nowadays you've got to be careful when you are out on a boat because of all the exposed ground

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Colorado River drying up at alarming rate

CBS News

Date: 7/26/2014 7:20:00 AM

July 26, 2014, 8:06 AM |Weather satellites are tracking water reserves in the drought-stricken west, and researchers at NASA and the University of California-Irvine say what they’re finding is “shocking.” Teri Okita reports

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• River: Colorado River
• Surface Area: 19,300 Acres
• Shoreline: 450 Miles
• Volume: 648,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 178,392 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 35 Feet
Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu City sits on the lake's eastern shore. The lake has a capacity of 648,000 acre feet (799,000,000 m3). The concrete arch dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation between 1934 and 1938. The lake's primary purpose is to store water for pumping into two aqueducts.
Lake Havasu is well known for its recreational fishing and boating, which bring in 750,000 visitors a year. Fishing tournaments are often held on the lake, where bass are the main catch.
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