Environmental Protection


Washington Lawmakers Want Water Conservation for Irrigators

Implementation of the conservation O&M program would let irrigators use seasonal water conservation measures to reduce real-time water withdrawals by about 17 percent.

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Closed Pipe System Replaces Open Ditch Irrigation

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. saved substantial amounts of water lost through evaporation and seepage by installing a closed poly pipe distribution system with more precise flow meters, solar power, and automation.

Texas' Columbia Lake Impact Statement Ready for Comment

Corps of Engineers seeks comments on its draft environmental impact statement on the Angelina & Neches River Authority project under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

NSF Celebrates World-class Research at Five U.S. Centers

Three of the five Science and Technology Centers have been working in sustainable energy alternatives, water development, and containing pesticides, among other research.

Water For People's Breslin Calls for Transformative Change

Ned Breslin, chief executive officer of Water For People, lays bare the shortcomings of today's charity-based approach in the water and sanitation sector.

Storms Aren't Helping Southland's Supply Woes

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Water Replenishment District agree that imported water supplies are expected to be problematic in 2010.

EDF Urges Academy to Build on Existing Bay Delta Decisions

The National Academy of Sciences should limit itself to the science of the conservation plan and the environmental needs of the Bay Delta, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.

WEF, Recycling Association Partner for Shared Vision

The Water Environment Federation and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association will leverage resources to support integrated water resource management.

Pipeline Firm to Pay $1.3 M to Resolve Oil Discharges in Lake

Pacific Pipeline Systems will pay for the discharge of crude oil into Pyramid Lake in 2005, according to a settlement negotiated by the Justice Department and EPA.

UW, Corps Engineers Test Dam Management for Climate Change

The study simulated climate change to develop better flood management plans for existing water systems.

Discovery of Algae's Eating Habit Could Help Curb Fish Kills

Johns Hopkins University researchers suggest that lower nutrients and oysters could help keep algal blooms down in U.S. waterways.

TVA Fly Ash Spill Evaluation, Cost Analysis Ready for Comment

EPA's engineering evaluation addresses cleanup, stabilization, and closure of the Swan Pond embayment area.

Heart of Camden to Use Grant for Environmental Hazards Database

A $20,000 environmental justice grant will help build an online tool to broaden community awareness of contaminated sites and pollution sources in Waterfront South and South-Central Camden, N.J.

HTI Teams With Donors to Deliver Water Filtration to Haiti

Single-use filter pouches and community supporting hydro-wells will purify 1,480 gallons of water a day for survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

Mississippi Landowner Fills Wetlands, Pays $100,000

Rodney O. Corr discharged fill material into approximately 14 acres of wetlands to clear a site for commercial development without applying for a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit.

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