Drought Contingency Plan focus now turns to Congress: ADWR Director to testify at U.S. House and Senate

Arizona Water News

DCP Signing-19 Signatories to the Letter to Congress, gathered for a post-signing photo with Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman (left to right): Peter Nelson of California; John J. Entsminger of Nevada; L. James Eklund of Colorado; Tom Buschatzke of Arizona; ; John R. D’Antonio, Jr. of New Mexico; Norm Johnson of Utah; and, Pat Tyrrell of Wyoming

Following the agreement reached on Tuesday to jointly pursue completion of their Drought Contingency Plans, the seven Colorado River Basin states now turn attention to Washington, D.C., where congressional action is necessary to complete the plans.

That congressional action commences next week.

On Tuesday, March 19, representatives of the seven States, including Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Tom Buschatzke, signed a Letter to Members of Congress, requesting that they support the Drought Contingency Plans. Congress first must approve legislation directing the Secretary of Interior to sign and implement the plans.

With that…

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The ‘bomb cyclone’ brings positive outlook – News on TAP

March’s snowy start helps mark the best snowpack for Denver’s water supply since 1997.

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Laramie’s free clinic flooded with support following WashPo story

Katie Klingsporn

My family and I recently moved back to my hometown of Lander, Wyoming. After 15 years of reporting on small town events, politics and happenings in Colorado, I dug into my first Wyoming story — a political piece for the non-profit news site WyofileIt was a great way to toe my way into the issues, people and landscapes of this beautiful state. 

Laramie’s free clinic flooded with support following WashPo story

National publicity surrounding a well-known Wyoming family’s political infighting has resulted in an unexpected windfall for Laramie’s free clinic.

According to its director, the Downtown Clinic has received more than $20,000 in donations of cash and medical equipment since a prominent article ran in the Washington Post on Jan. 12. Donations have poured in from across the country and beyond, along with notes of support.

The lengthy piece by Greg Jaffe tracked the story of how the Gosar siblings, originally of Pinedale, came to be at odds with…

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#Snowpack news: SW #Colorado basin SWE leads the state = 158% of normal

Click on a thumbnail graphic to view a gallery of snowpack data from the NRCS.

Protecting infrastructure: It’s not about just dams and pipes – News on TAP

Because technology is a critical part of delivering water, Denver Water tested its readiness against a cyberattack.

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Pi Day! Yum. Yum. (And the math is awesome, too!) – News on TAP

Denver Water loves pie and also pi, which gets used every day around here.

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Sustainability showcase: Erase the e-waste – News on TAP

How Denver Water recycled more than 9 tons of electronic waste last year.

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