The water cycle is usually illustrated as a circular flow chart depicting water's endless journey between ground and sky, rain and vapor. In western states, where the majority of water falls as snow, the process works a bit differently.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill eight vacancies on its Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council.
The 10-member citizen advisory council was formed in December 2010 to help the BLM develop a management plan for the 210,012-acre Dominguez-Escalante NCA near Delta.
Delta County 4-H'ers and FFA students weighed in their prospective market swine, sheep and goats on Saturday, April 27. Excitement was high for the 129 local kids who brought 75 barrows and 82 gilts, 70 sheep and 56 goats to be weighed in, because the annual weigh-in is the first step toward raising these animals for the 2013 Junior Market Livestock Sale.
Irrigation water managers, trout fishermen, park personnel, boaters, fish scientists and energy distributors all gathered at the Grand Junction office of the Bureau of Reclamation on April 25 for a single, unified purpose: to learn how much water they can expect to see in the Gunnison River this summer.
The short answer: not much. But there are some interesting details.