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Friday, 04 June 2010

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dfb

In reality, we all live in purple America. See: http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2004/ I love the 3D models.

Emily Green

Here's a nugget from Colorado's approach:

The Colorado Water Conservation Board Released The Colorado River Water Availability Study for Public Comment
Following a legislative mandate, the Colorado Water Conservation Board commissioned the $1 million study in 2009 to address the question: How much water from the Colorado River basin system is available to meet Colorado's current and future water needs? This Phase One draft makes climate projections for water supply using data from historic hydrology, paleohydrology, and 112 projections of global climate change models. Public comments will be accepted until July 10, 2010. For additional information, visit: http://www.cwcb.state.co.us/.

PAUL F MILLER

RED or BLUE, frankly the water legacy in any state of any color is not anything I would choose to brag about.

I live in the bright RED state of Arizona, where anyone with any off the wall concept can be elected Governor or Legislator ... then appoint their compadres to regulate ... water ...

And surely the manage ...water... to serve and to protect ... who...?

Respectfully,

Emily Green

I should add that this is by no means a political endorsement! And in the PPS department, Florida invariably brings a rash of weekly horror stories in the water department.

Emily Green

Thanks for this post. It's time the presumption that liberals are better on the environment be punctured; quite often they're not. They're just ignorant. Red states tend to have stronger rural communities, where issues such as water management are better understood by the general public. In Nevada, there has been a notable alliance form between ranchers and their traditional foes (Sierra Clubbers etc) in a movement against inter-basin transfers (no points for those who guess as to where). In West Virginia, everyone's worried about water between fracking and MTR mining. Texas Monthly just did a whole river issue (imagine that in LA???) ... in reading the water press every week, I do see a far stronger number of stories on water management in wheat belt communities and the Southwest. The water IQ in cosmopolitan Pacific west, a place arguably west of the west, is generally quite low.

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