Water management

January 31, 2018 - 2:41 am
DENVER (AP) — Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious currents that sometimes burst to the surface with devastating effects. One such disaster...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, work continues on the Oroville Dam spillway in Oroville, Calif. The city of Oroville plans to sue state water officials for damages caused when thousands of its residents had to be evacuated last year after the Oroville Dam spillways failed. Oroville City Attorney Scott Huber says the city will file the lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A small California city at the base of the tallest U.S. dam filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state over an emergency that forced authorities to order 188,000 people to flee last year, arguing the crisis was caused by decades of mismanagement. The City of Oroville...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 08, 2018 - 7:36 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that...
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Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, looks over a nearly snow barren meadow while conducting the first snow survey of the season at the Phillips Station snow course, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, near Echo Summit, Calif. The snow survey showed the snow pack at this location at 1.3 inches of depth with a water content of .4 inches. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 03, 2018 - 8:03 pm
PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — The grassy brown Sierra meadow where California's water managers gave the results of the winter's first manual snowpack measurements Wednesday told the story — the drought-prone state is off to another unusually dry start in its vital winter rain and snow season. "We...
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FILE - In this July, 7, 2004, file photo, a sign at the entrance to the Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Company bottling plant, owned by Swiss conglomerate Nestle, on the Morongo Indian Reservation near Cabazon, Calif. Nestle, which sells Arrowhead bottled water, may have to stop taking millions of gallons of water from Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest because state regulators concluded it lacks valid permits. The State Water Resources Control Board notified the company on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, that an investigation concluded it doesn't have proper rights to pipe about three-quarters of the water it currently withdraws for bottling. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
December 21, 2017 - 9:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nestle, which sells Arrowhead bottled water, may have to stop taking millions of gallons of water from Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest because state regulators concluded it lacks valid permits. The State Water Resources Control Board notified the company on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, work continues on the Oroville Dam spillway in Oroville, Calif. California water officials plan to update a Northern California community about their efforts to repair the nation's tallest dam after damage to its spillways forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate last February. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 07, 2017 - 2:26 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Living in the shadow of the nation's tallest dam, the residents of this Northern California town had a complicated relationship with state water managers long before they were ordered to evacuate last February amid fears that a broken spillway would prompt catastrophic...
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November 27, 2017 - 10:54 am
MIDDLESEX, N.C. (AP) — The plant manager has been identified as the person who died in an explosion in North Carolina last week. Authorities in Nash County said 64-year-old Dale Allen Bachmann died in the blast late Friday morning at a water purification chemical plant in Middlesex. Investigators...
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November 27, 2017 - 10:28 am
MIDDLESEX, N.C. (AP) — The plant manager has been identified as the person who died in an explosion in North Carolina last week. Authorities in Nash County said 64-year-old Dale Allen Bachmann died in the blast late Friday morning at a water purification chemical plant in Middlesex. Investigators...
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November 25, 2017 - 9:50 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Fortune 500 chemical company with a pollution problem in North Carolina is staying all but silent about industrial discharges found in well and treated water for hundreds of thousands of people. Wilmington, Delaware-based Chemours Co. has faced questions for six months about...
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November 16, 2017 - 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators say they're suspending and may revoke a chemical company's key permit after it didn't report the spill of an unregulated compound. The Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday it is moving to revoke The Chemours Co.'s permit to discharge...
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