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New Mexico lake community sounds alarm on water management

Jun. 22, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — Neal Brown dismantled, relocated and reassembled one of his marinas at Elephant Butte Lake State Park last week. Dropping reservoir levels prompted the rare, labor-intensive move to deeper water. On a sweltering...

Bear bites camper near Mystic Lake in Custer Gallatin forest

Jun. 21, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A bear bit a person who was camping near Mystic Lake in the Custer Gallatin National Forest over the weekend, the U.S. Forest Service said. Improperly stored food likely attracted bears to the area southeast of Bozeman before the attack, which...

US selects new cleanup contractor for Idaho nuclear site

Jun. 21, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a new $6.4 billion contract to clean up nuclear waste at its sprawling site in Idaho, which includes a national laboratory that does nuclear research. The Energy Department announced Friday that the...

Champlain Water District customers asked to conserve water

Jun. 21, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Customers in the Champlain Water District are being asked to curtail nonessential uses of water through noon on Tuesday as the water treatment facility undergoes a production capacity slowdown. The district on Sunday asked residents in...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 21, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 17, 2021. Editorial: Please stop watering established grass in central Iowa. Your lawn will be fine About 90% of Iowa is experiencing extremely dry or drought conditions. River levels are low. We are facing a water shortage....

Bodies of 2 brothers pulled from Ohio River

Jun. 21, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

WICKLIFFE, Ky. (AP) — The bodies of two brothers who had apparently been boating have been pulled from the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities said. Conservation officers were investigating what led to the deaths, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said...

Tuscaloosa seeks to cut water use because of leaking pipe

Jun. 20, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa is ordering most of its water customers to use less, saying a leak in a key water line is reducing how much water it can pump out. Mayor Walt Maddox on Sunday ordered conservation measures for areas south of the Black Warrior River, including the University of...

Las Vegas pushes land swap to balance growth, conservation

Jun. 19, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Record-breaking heat and historic drought in the U.S. West are doing little to discourage cities from planning to welcome millions of new residents in the decades ahead. From Phoenix to Boise, officials are preparing for a future both with more...

A trip down one of Montana's great rivers -- the Mighty Mo'

Jun. 19, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

COAL BANKS LANDING, Mont. (AP) — “Ju-dith Lan-ding,” followed by a rhythmic five-beat clap, rung through miles of cliffs as 14 people set out from Coal Banks Landing on Memorial Day weekend. The phrase, a popular one among this group of friends and fellow travelers,...

Too many wood pellets, too little water contributed to blaze

Jun. 19, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The size of wood pellet stacks and low water pressure may have contributed to a spectacular blaze that burned for days in May at a warehouse on the Georgia coast. The Brunswick News reports that Georgia Ports Authority Chief...