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Posts Tagged ‘drought’

Freshwater: Supply Concerns Continue, and Uncertainties Complicate Planning

Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Extent of State Shortages Likely over the Next Decade under Average Water Conditions, 2013

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
The nation’s water bodies have long supplied Americans with abundant freshwater, but recent events, such as the ongoing California drought, have focused attention on competing demands for this limited resource. In the United States, the states are primarily responsible for managing freshwater resources, and many federal agencies influence states’ management decisions. In 2003, GAO issued a report providing an overview of trends in freshwater availability and use, as well as states’ views on ways the federal government could assist states to help meet future water management challenges.

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The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?

Nearly every state in the American Southwest is affected by a water crisis and is struggling with record dry conditions. On the heels of the American Southwest’s drought, and in an effort to raise awareness, The Chronicles Group with support from grants from the California Water Association, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and other public and private entities, Vegas PBS will present The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry? directed, written, and produced by Jim Thebaut, president of The Chronicles Group, a Los Angeles based non-profit public information/education film production company.
-Nelson Madison Films/Indie Rights on YouTube

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Michigan: Low Lake Levels Raise Concerns

Monday, January 14th, 2013

What happens if the water in Lake Michigan keeps disappearing? Great Lake humbled by record low water levels. Without a turnaround, shipping, fishing, and whole towns are at risk.

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San Francisco, CA: SFPUC Bay Tunnel Project – April 2012

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The San Francisco Public Utilities, Water System Improvement Program’s BAY TUNNEL PROJECT: Catch up on what’s happening with the first tunnel under San Francisco Bay. – SFPUCcommunications on YouTube.

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