Urban Fold

Water Supply

The headline asks one of the big questions prompted by Planetizen’s interview with Denver Pla Blog Post
Jul 1, 2015   By Dean Saitta
Though the number of residents in the state affected by drought dropped by the millions after recent heavy rains, areas of the state that rely on underground supplies of water could still run out of water within months.
Jun 13, 2015   The Houston Chronicle
A "water atlas" compiled by UCLA's Luskin Center for Innovation reveals the patchwork that is Los Angeles' water supply system. Neighborhoods reliant on small providers and groundwater sources may be vulnerable.
May 30, 2015   CityLab
The water level in Lake Mead dropped to an all-time low at the end of April, falling below 1080 feet above sea level for the first time in 78 years.
May 6, 2015   Brookings
In what has been described as a "poster child" for future water showdowns in the west, local interests in Las Vegas are attempting a water grab from ranch land 275 miles north of the city.
Mar 10, 2015   Bloomberg News
It might be hard to believe if you're in Boston right now, but the entire West Coast is suffering a poorly timed dearth of snow, a critical source of drinking water and hydroelectric capacity for the region.
Mar 5, 2015   The Bellingham Herald
National Geographic details the effects of the "Minute 319" agreement that will return water to the Colorado River Delta.
Dec 19, 2014   National Geographic
Jonathan Waterman describes a kayaking trip into Lake Powell—the "reservoir formed by the confluence of the San Juan and the Colorado Rivers and the holding power of Glen Canyon Dam" above the Grand Canyon.
Nov 29, 2014   National Geographic
A new project by the Nature Conservancy maps the impact of natural infrastructure—often found well outside the city limits—on urban water supplies.
Nov 28, 2014   Next City
Planning for growth impacts watersheds in rural and urban settings. Kaid Benfield provides access to best practices for both ends of the development spectrum.
Nov 17, 2014   The Huffington Post
Colorado officials predict a 163-billion-gallon shortfall in its water supply by 2050, and the Continental Divide stands in the way of easy solutions to the challenge.
Nov 10, 2014   The Denver Post