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Water News

Bureau of Reclamation, WaterSMART

The American West faces serious water challenges. Wide-spread drought, increased populations, aging infrastructure, and environmental requirements all strain existing water and hydropower resources. Adequate and safe water supplies are fundamental to the health, economy, and security of the country. Through WaterSMART, Reclamation will continue to work cooperatively with states, tribes, and local entities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply through investments to modernize existing infrastructure and avoid potential water conflicts.

Irrigation Leader Vol. 14, American Leak Detection's Easy-to-Install HDPE Ditch Lining System

American Leak Detection (ALD) has created a durable, rigid high-density polyethylene (HDPE) irrigationditch-lining and storm water management system that reduces water loss and significantly reduces annual maintenance costs. It provides a maintenance-free solution both for new ditches and to rehabilitate broken concrete and overgrown earthen ditches. In this interview, ALD’s chief technical officer, Kenneth Suazo, talks about the system’s advantages and the ease with which it can be installed, even in hard-to-reach places.

USGS Water Data, USGS Water Data for the Nation

These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.9 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Online access to this data is organized around the categories listed to the left.

Inaugural Meeting: Coalition of Rio Grande​ Water Users (October 3-5, 2023)

We encourage you to join us for the first-ever meeting of the Coalition of Rio Grande Water Users, during which we will exchange ideas and perspectives on the Rio Grande's use, management, and related challenges as we seek to develop common objectives and solutions.

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