FERC approves Gross Reservoir expansion

A plan to expand Gross Reservoir in Boulder County cleared its final federal hurdle on July 16, 2020, when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave its approval for the project and ordered Denver Water to proceed with design and construction. The $464 million (in 2025 dollars) expansion involves raising Gross Dam by 131 feet to […]

State regulators enforce pollution rules along ‘Hooch near Columbus

A middle Georgia water system will have to comply with pollution limits aimed at protecting the water quality of a popular stretch of the Chattahoochee River known for whitewater rafting after a state panel rebuffed its objections, although a legal challenge is likely. The Columbus Water Works has fought water quality regulations that it says […]

Making Citizen Science Accessible for All

As April marks National Citizen Science Month and a time to celebrate how the public can support scientific advances and impact change, the University of Arizona researchers are shedding light on ways citizen science projects can better serve historically disenfranchised communities. Using the university’s citizen science-based Project Harvest as a model, researchers analyzed ways scientists […]