Latest Water conservation and preservation News

Helena says Tenmile Creek more contaminated than EPA found

Jul. 29, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Water samples taken by Helena City staff in Tenmile Creek following a mine waste spill earlier this month show severely higher levels of metals and arsenic than those reported by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Helena Independent Record reported. ...

Luck could be the only answer to Minnesota's severe drought

Jul. 26, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Lucky or not might be the best way to describe crop conditions across Minnesota. Bryan Biegler raises corn and soybeans near Lake Wilson in the southwestern part of the state. It’s dry there, but crops look surprisingly healthy, said Biegler,...

Elevated metal levels found in water near Rockton's Chemtool

Jul. 24, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — Officials have found elevated levels of harmful metals in groundwater monitoring wells at a Rockton Superfund toxic waste site. But the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency noted that the substances were not found in the municipal water system...

After little rain, California tourist town runs low on water

Jul. 23, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California coastal town popular with tourists is running low on water after two years of little rainfall during a drought in the U.S. West, forcing residents and business owners to truck in water from elsewhere. Mendocino, known for...

Boy, 4, missing in swamp land of national park in Louisiana

Jul. 19, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

Search crews are entering their fifth day on the water in a national park in Louisiana in hopes of finding the body of a 4-year-old boy who went missing. Ellis Boudean disappeared in the water at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Thursday evening, WVUE-TV...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 19, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Texas House Democrats’ retreat is continued march for rights In late August 1776, the British redcoats routed George Washington’s Continental Army in the Battle of Brooklyn, capturing, wounding...

Rescue crews suspend 3rd day of searching for missing teens

Jul. 17, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

AVON, Conn. (AP) — Dangerous water conditions forced Connecticut first responders on Saturday to suspend a third day of searching for two missing teenagers who authorities believe went swimming in the swollen Farmington River in Avon. State environmental conservation...

Lawsuit seeks more spill over Columbia Basin dams for salmon

Jul. 16, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The record-shattering heat wave in the Pacific Northwest prompted fishing and conservation groups to ask a federal court Friday to order more spill from dams on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers next spring, which could aid the migration of endangered salmon and...

Trump showerhead rule on more water flow goes down the drain

Jul. 16, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for Donald Trump’s quest for “perfect” hair. The Biden administration is reversing a Trump-era rule approved after the former president complained he wasn’t getting wet enough because of limits on water flow from showerheads. ...

Montana faces scarce firefighting resources amid drought

Jul. 15, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana faces a shortage in firefighting resources amid a historic drought that could lead to a record-breaking wildfire season, officials said Thursday. “If you are going to ask me which resources we are short on, I will say everything,” Sonya...