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Mobile home parks, once derided, now attracting would-be buyers

With affordable housing increasingly out of reach for many Americans, trailer parks are attracting more would-be buyers, in part because of more amenities. Trailer park designers are gradually designing modern “mobile home communities” that are energy-efficient, and may have playgrounds and swimming pools.

Colorado utilities concerned state’s snowpack lowest in three decades

Even if more snow falls in Colorado later this winter, it might not make up for a record low in precipitation across the state, say meteorologists. In response to this bad news, utilities have stepped up monitoring of reserves to determine how much water they can leave in reservoirs that will not threaten dam capacity if more snow and rain eventually fall.

RCAC offers free individual well assessments for private well owners

Pima and Cochise County, Ariz. — Private well owners in specific counties, including Pima and Cochise, are eligible to participate in Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Individual Well Program, which provides free private well assessments for those not regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Groundwater depletion causes canal to sink

Even with record rainfall recently in California, the ground beneath the Friant-Kern Canal continues to sink—a result of groundwater depletion from years of drought. This phenomenon, called land subsidence, is a significant problem for drought-affected areas like the San Joaquin Valley, and it has caused problems for farmers and others who rely on water from the canal for irrigation.