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Unlocking the Water Held by U.S. Forests Not So Easy

Unlocking the Water Held by U.S. Forests Not So Easy

WASHINGTON, DC, July 16, 2008 (ENS) – Can forests, which process nearly two-thirds of the nation’s water supply, be managed to help slake our growing demand for water and avert the worst consequences of climate change? A new report from the National Research Council suggests a need for caution in trying to tap greater water…

Water Rushes Down the Grand Canyon in High Flow Experiment

Water Rushes Down the Grand Canyon in High Flow Experiment

PAGE, Arizona, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – More than 300,000 gallons of water per second is now gushing through the Grand Canyon, released from Lake Powell near the Arizona-Utah border in an effort to restore sandbars needed by native plants and fish. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne Wednesday pulled a lever at Glen Canyon Dam to…

Stormwater Flood in Nevada Declared an Official Disaster

Stormwater Flood in Nevada Declared an Official Disaster

RENO, Nevada, January 9, 2008 (ENS) – Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons announced Tuesday that President George W. Bush has approved his request for a major disaster declaration for Lyon County. This declaration provides federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and flooding beginning on January…