1 04, 2020
  • Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River, Northeastern Montana, U.S.

Corps Withdraws the Water Supply Rule

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: Administrative|

On March 23, the Corps published its official withdrawal of the 2016 proposed rule on the Use of Corps Reservoir Projects for Domestic, Municipal, and Industrial Water Supply (85 FR 16307).  In January, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James directed the Corps to withdraw the Water Supply Rule, saying:  “In coordination

22 05, 2019

Colorado River DCP Signed!

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

Representatives of seven Western states and the federal government signed a landmark deal on Monday laying out potential cuts in water deliveries through 2026 to reduce the risks of the river’s reservoirs hitting critically low levels. Yet even as they celebrated the deal’s completion on a terrace overlooking Hoover Dam and drought-stricken Lake Mead, state and federal

3 04, 2019

Water Subcabinet

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

On April 3, a “Water Subcabinet,” addressed members of the Western States Water Council (WSWC), Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP), National Water Resources Association (NWRA) and National Water Supply Association (NWSA) at a Water Infrastructure Forum in Washington, D.C. The subcabinet officials included: Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI)

19 03, 2019

Colorado River Basin States/Drought Contingency Plans

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

On March 19, seven Colorado River Basin States Governors’ representatives and key water districts formally submitted Drought Contingency Plans (DCPs) to Congress for immediate consideration. Signing the letter requesting action were: Thomas Buschatzke, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources; Peter Nelson, Chairman, Colorado River Board of California; L. James Eklund, Colorado Commissioner, Upper Colorado River

26 02, 2019

Water Supply Reliability

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

On February 26, WSWC Executive Director Tony Willardson testified on Water Supply Reliability in the 21st Century before the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans & Wildlife (WOW), Chaired by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA). It was part of a month-long series of hearings examining climate change, including the projected impact of shrinking snowpack,