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This week in #MOwater: KC Development, Lake partnership, and Norman the Sturgeon

Posted in: News- May 13, 2015 No Comments

Missouri

Norman the Sturgeon: Missouri lake sturgeon program aims to re-establish giant fish
St. Louis

Moore, who leads the conservation department’s sturgeon recovery program, said agents were able to recover eggs from the spot where Hardy had seen the fish spawning. Those, along with eggs left in the river, hatched, confirming natural reproduction for the first time since state government took it upon itself to help bring the lake sturgeon back.

Development: Missouri Riverfront may see new appreciation
Kansas City

Michael Collins imagines a new connection between the riverfront and Kansas Citians. The president and CEO of the Port Authority of Kansas City outlines plans for an upscale apartment complex near Berkley Riverfront Park.

Our Missouri Waters: New partnership to take on water quality
Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments and the DNR have partnered in a collaborative watershed project called “Our Missouri Waters.” LOCLG members voted in March to enter into a joint funding agreement with the DNR that would be effective beginning May 1 for the Niangua Watershed.

Nation

Mussel Habitat: Legislators celebrate reduced designation, suggest reduced funding
Arkansas

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday it has finalized critical habitat designations for the Neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot mussels in Arkansas and 11 other states that are smaller than the designations it initially proposed.

Drought-Friendly Golf Course: it may be possible
California

In the middle of California’s epic drought, the state’s sprawling golf courses seem like an obvious villain: In a single day, a typical course uses as much water to stay green as an average family of four might use in an entire year. But is it possible for golf courses to manage water sustainably? One Southern California golf course thinks it has a model that can survive the ongoing drought, with a complex system that uses only recycled and reclaimed water—and uses so little of it that it can store millions of extra gallons whenever the area does get a little rain.

Fisheries Research: What’s good for the fish isn’t always good for the fisherman
Nationwide

While it’s clear poor management, overfishing and pollution are bad for fishermen and related industries in the longterm, new research suggests what’s good for fish populations isn’t always good for local fishing economies.

Global Food Sector: Water is a major threat, food and beverage industry says
Worldwide

Of the 37 publicly traded companies evaluated in the report, 91 percent cited water as a “material risk” in financial filings. Water scarcity is already impacting balance sheets by disrupting operations and limiting growth.