Latest Water use News

Four rivers to be treated for sea lamprey control

Sep. 13, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Four tributaries of Lake Champlain will be treated with a pesticide this fall to control sea lamprey that prey on wild trout, salmon and other species, federal and state wildlife officials say. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife will...

Drought prompts water shortage advisory for New Mexico city

Sep. 9, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One northwestern New Mexico city is trying to curb water use as the region deals with persistent drought. The Farmington City Council passed a resolution Tuesday enacting a water shortage advisory that calls for residents to cut their use by 10%. The advisory will remain in place...

Officials restrict water usage from northern Colorado river

Aug. 27, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The primary part of the Yampa River in northern Colorado is under water usage restrictions for only the second time ever. The move came because less water has been circulating to the lower part of the river, meaning users in that area are not receiving their legally...