Rhein = Rhine

Photo: Martin Fisch, written in the sky Wikipedia: The Rhine (German: Rhein) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the …

Lakes

Photo Lake = a large body of water surrounded by land Examples Lake Mead National Recreation Area Lake Tahoe Lake Powell Great Lakes Lake Skadar Texcoco Wikipedia Lake_Chaubunagungamaug – also known as Lake Char­gogg­a­gogg­man­chaugg­a­gogg­chau­bun­a­gung­a­maugg Planeta.com Water

Rivers

Photo River = a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream Rivers Amazon Colorado River Columbia River North Platte River Mississippi River Rhein = Rhine Rogue River Morely Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Murray-Darling Basin Yarra River Cities Fort Wayne …

Austin’s Blue Index

Austin, Texas – Blue Index – https://www.facebook.com/blueindexaustin – is participatory research project designed to gather feedback on 30+ waterscapes through capturing people’s emotional response to water and photography. Blue Index markers are next to the most treasured water sources around town — from Lady Bird Lake to Big Stacey and Pease Park. Find a station, …

Colorado River

Buzzwords Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the …

Laughlin Lagoon

Buzzwords In March 2018 Clark County Commissioners approved two Special Improvement Districts – SID 162A is for dredging work in the Laughlin Lagoon and SID 162B is for long term maintenance. The cost of the initial dredging is anticipated to be around $3.4 million.The hard deadline is December 31. Headlines http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/county-approves-lagoon-sids/article_b6fd81d2-2894-11e8-b6be-ebf428f3fa5a.html http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/lagoon-project-inches-closer-to-reality/article_3fbeb5b2-ada2-11e8-b0ea-a7698c550cc0.html http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/lagoon-project-keeps-moving-forward/article_d21cd158-8149-11e8-b8b7-4fa114ff527d.html https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/efforts-underway-to-spur-development-on-laughlin-lagoon/1014411107 http://laughlinbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/06/laughlin-lagoon-sid-162a-consent-items.html …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching wherever …

Drought

Buzzwords Drought = A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall Questions How will we know when the drought is over? Elsewhere on the Web https://www.drought.gov/drought http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA Recommended Listening Red Marauder – A history of drought in Australia – Europeans have been living in Australia for over 200 years, and it has taken us that long …

Great Basin Water Network

Elsewhere on the Web Great Basin Water Network – http://www.greatbasinwaternetwork.org – works to protect the water resources of the Great Basin for current and future residents – human, animal and plant. Key Links http://www.greatbasinwaternetwork.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXjTCm0Frh7IxRw3vyvkGw https://www.facebook.com/greatbasinwaternetwork Twitter https://twitter.com/GreatBasinWater Tweets by GreatBasinWater From the home page: The Southern Nevada Water Authority [SNWA] is proposing to construct …