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The Tulsa World
By Kelly Bostian
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Fish at risk: Lower Illinois River water flow has declined too much, group says

Anchorage Dispatch News
By Nelli Williams
Saturday, June 23, 2018
This Saturday, June 23, anglers from around the world will celebrate the inauguration of a holiday Alaskans can certainly get behind — World Fishing Day. My husband, two young children and I will be celebrating this fishy holiday from our boat, enjoying the long June daylight seeking out a few fish and playing on gravel bars.
Anchorage Dispatch News
By Alex DeMarban
Friday, May 25, 2018
A large mining company is backing out of an agreement that would have made it a major funding partner for the embattled Pebble copper and gold prospect, raising questions about the project's future.
E&E News
By Dylan Brown
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Critics of the proposed Pebble mine this week renewed their pressure on a Canadian mining company to drop its investment in the controversial Alaska project.

Salt Lake Tribune
By Scott Yates
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Even if we end up with a good snow year, the long-term trend is clear: drier and hotter and less predictable.

Left unaddressed, these trends could pose a perfect storm for both municipalities and agricultural producers who depend on healthy flows in our rivers. That’s why a few years ago, the Bureau of Reclamation, municipal utilities, conservationists and other river stakeholders banded together to launch an innovative, market-based program, called the System Conservation Pilot Program (SCPP).

The goal of the pilot program was to answer this question: Would ranchers and farmers, landowners and other water users in the Upper Colorado Basin be willing to be paid for voluntary, temporary reductions in water use — and, by doing so, help shore up water supplies in Lakes Powell and Mead while providing side benefits like increased flows for fisheries?

We are happy to report that the answer is a resounding “yes.”


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