The Water Education Foundation’s November/December 2013 issue of Western Water is titled “An Era of New Partnerships on the Colorado River.”
Balancing water supply and demand has never been a simple equation when it comes to the Colorado River. Serving as the “lifeline of the Southwest,” the river provides water to 35 million people and more than 4 million acres of farmland in a region encompassing some 246,000 square miles.
Supplying water, generating hydroelectric power and protecting endangered species have all shaped development and management of the river.
Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Drought, a term that’s been a leading newsmaker into 2014.
An excerpt from Aquapedia’s comprehensive entry includes the following: “Drought — an extended period of limited or no precipitation — is a fact of life in California and the West, with water resources following boom and-bust patterns.
Registration for the Water Education Foundation’s February 26-28 Lower Colorado River Tour is still open. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to delve into the key issues and see the physical area firsthand.
Travel along the Colorado River from Hoover Dam to the Salton Sea and through the Coachella Valley and Indian Tribal Lands.
Making headlines recently, Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week is actually an acronym, but look for BDCP on sister site Aquapedia in both the Useful Acronyms section and under the more than 200 definitions of water terms.
Spelled out, the BDCP abbreviation is Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia — the Water Education Foundation’s online water encyclopedia — is Russian River, which is among the eight tour destinations that will be offered by the Foundation in 2014.
According to an Aquapedia excerpt, “The Russian River is one of the major northern streams that drain the sparsely populated, forested coastal area that stretches from San Francis