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Hedging our water bets

Hedging our water bets

Las Vegas in 2007 bet on declining reservoir levels in the Colorado River. The bet is now paying off. Municipal water providers in Colorado have started tightening the spigot for landscaping. That move is also wise — but overdue?

Prowling the bowels of Hoover Dam

Prowling the bowels of Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam’s hydroelectric generation was very important when the dam was completed in 1936, helping Los Angeles became a great city. Can Hoover Dam and Lake Mead become a giant battery tries to become 100% renewable powered?

Foote Law
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

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