Deputy Secretary Connor Announces Additional Funding for Colorado Projects Designed to Reduce Risk to Local Water Supplies from Wildland Fires - As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution while better preparing the nation for the impacts of climate, like longer, hotter and drier wildfire seasons, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today visited northern Colorado to see firsthand the efforts to protect the Colorado-Big Thompson Project water system, and announce an additional $187,500 for Colorado-area projects. His visit comes one year after a key partnership was announced to protect the important watershed area from the effects of wildfire. More...
Reclamation and Partners Release New Hydrologic Projections for Contiguous United States - The Bureau of Reclamation has released new hydrologic projections that will help local water managers answer questions about future climate, stream flow and water resources. This new scientific data uses the updated World Climate Research Program climate projections that have been scaled to a finer resolution (downscaled) for water management decision support systems. "Reclamation is helping water managers prepare for the impacts of climate change with the release of this information, supporting the President's Climate Action Plan," Acting Reclamation Commissioner Lowell Pimley said. "Researchers and planners can use these future climate and hydrology projections to assess societal impacts and explore adaptation options." The new hydrology projections are available here. More information is available in the News Release
Agrimet on Display at USDA's Twillight Crop Tour - An Agrimet weather data station was on display at the USDA's Twilight Crop Tour in Twin Falls, Id. The bi-annual event highlights research efforts by the University of Idaho and other partners. AgriMet is a weather station network which generates wind, soil and water data. Irrigators use the data to efficiently fine tune their crop water usage. There are more than 90 agricultural weather stations located throughout the Pacific Northwest. PN AgriMet is funded through the Bureau of Reclamation's Water Conservation Field Services Program and by the Bonneville Power Administration along with contributions from a variety of sponsors outside of Reclamation. More info at Pacific Northest Region Agrimet. There is also a Great Plains Region Agrimet.
Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior for July 25, 2014. A new video will be posted each week from the Department of the Interior featuring activities of the Department and it's bureaus. Click the video above to play or go to the DOI YouTube Site.
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