Water

5:00am

Tue January 8, 2013
Agriculture

Drought Takes Head Start Into 2013

An aerial view of farmland affected by the drought in northeastern Colorado in July 2012. Green circles show irrigated crops next to yellowed, dryland wheat fields.
Lance Cheung USDA

2:20pm

Thu December 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Ski Resort Makes Snow With Treated Wastewater, After A Long Dispute

Originally published on Thu December 27, 2012 4:14 pm

The Arizona Snowbowl resort began making snow exclusively with reclaimed wastewater this week. In this file photo, employees go up a ski lift at the resort.
Khampha Bouaphanh AP

An Arizona ski resort is making snow for the first time this year, ending more than seven years' worth of legal battles over its snowmaking system, which relies entirely upon treated wastewater to coat its slopes when the snowfall has been uneven.

The resort, Arizona Snowbowl, has long been a target of American Indian tribes, who say it defiles sacred land. Critics have also said the snowmaking system might threaten an endangered plant. The resort sits on more than 700 acres of land that it leases from the U.S. Forest Service.

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4:00pm

Wed December 26, 2012

2:29pm

Tue December 18, 2012

6:43am

Fri December 14, 2012
Politics

Another Year Of Water Woes Spurs Ideas From Colorado Lawmakers

Kirk Siegler KUNC

It’s no secret that Colorado is facing a drought. The two-pronged issue of low water supplies and increasing demand has lawmaker’s attention this upcoming legislative session.

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