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Conservative comedian: ‘Will & Grace’ stars weren’t misunderstood in anti-Trump tweets

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“Will & Grace” stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing knew exactly what they were doing when they tweeted a call for a list of attendees at a scheduled Beverly Hills Trump fundraiser, according to Michael Loftus.

Fellow comedian Whoopi Goldberg’s condemnation of the duo was instrumental in getting them to back down, Loftus also suggested Wednesday on “The Five.”

“Thank goodness for Whoopi Goldberg — I completely agree with what she said,” Loftus said. “There’s no way Eric McCormack was misquoted. He said exactly what he thought: ‘Gimme a list of the people going so I know who I don’t want to work with.’ And Debra Messing was right there to back him up.”

WHOOPI GOLDBERG DISAGREES WITH DEBRA MESSING OVER TRUMP ‘BLACKLIST’

The conservative writer and comic called the NBC sitcom stars’ messages “terrifying.”

Late last week, Messing asked via Twitter for a printed list of those attending a high-dollar fundraiser in the southern California city. McCormack echoed the solicitation, adding it would help him know who, “we don’t wanna work with.”

On “The View,” Goldberg — who is often a critic of President Trump — blasted the actors.

“We had something called a blacklist and a lot of really good people were accused of stuff,” she said. “Nobody cared whether it was true or not. They were accused. And they lost their right to work … In this country, people can vote for who they want to.”

ERIC MCCORMACK BACKTRACKS, SAYS HE DOESN’T SUPPORT ‘BLACKLISTS’ AFTER CALLING TO OUT TRUMP DONORS

On Wednesday, McCormack followed up with a statement claiming his original remarks were “misinterpreted in a very upsetting way.”

“I absolutely do not support blacklists or discrimination of any kind, as anyone who knows me would attest,” the Toronto-born actor said. “I’d simply like to understand where Trump’s major donations are coming from, which is a matter of public record.”

“I am holding myself responsible for making educated and informed that I can morally and ethically stand by and to do that, transparency is essential.”

Messing later tweeted McCormack’s social media post, agreeing with the sentiment.

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On “The Five,” Loftus considered why Hollywood is home to so much anti-Trump and anti-Republican sentiment.

“Hollywood should be filled with Libertarians. It’s the most capitalistic, ‘follow the American dream’ [place],” he said.

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He pointed to actor Jim Carrey, who has expressed anti-Trump sentiment through gruesome artwork depicting officials like former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

“Jim Carrey is like halfway socialist now,” Loftus remarked, adding the Canadian-born actor began as a struggling comic who eventually made his way to Hollywood and starred in blockbusters like “Dumb & Dumber” with Jeff Daniels.

“To have these people turn their back on the American dream, it’s sad, but it is the reality.”

In the future, Loftus predicted, anti-Trump celebrities may take a cue from what happened to McCormack and Messing and keep their political expressions “more secretive.”

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Navy orders ships, aircraft to leave Norfolk, Va., base ahead of Hurricane Dorian

The Navy on Wednesday went into overdrive to protect the world’s biggest naval base in Norfolk, Va., ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

The Navy sent more than 100 helicopters and airplanes inland and 20 ships to sea. Personnel filled10,500 sandbags to protect the flood-prone areas at Naval Station Norfolk, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

The base, which provided training during World War II, houses 149,000 personnel and provides facilities and installation services for the Navy, including some 75 ships and 134 aircraft, officials said.

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Security personnel at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., in 2004. (AP/The Virginian-Pilot, File)

WILD HORSES OF NORTH CAROLINA TO RIDE OUT HURRICANE WITH ‘BUTTS TO THE WIND’

The Navy estimated that 15,000-20,000 sailors were aboard the ships sent out to sea in advance of Dorian. A Dutch cruiser, HNLMS De Ruyter, was visiting the naval station when orders came to leave port.

Other preparations at the naval base included removing debris from drainage areas, fueling up emergency generators and preparing portable water supplies. In addition, sailors were urged not to leave their vehicles on base or near piers because of possible flooding.

Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, the commander of the Norfolk-based Second Fleet, said officials have been monitoring the monster storm, which has been creeping up the southeastern coast and is expected to lash the region with destructive winds and storm surge.

The Category 2 storm, which ravaged the Bahamas with over a full day of deadly wind and rain, threatened to swamp low-lying regions from Georgia to southeastern Virginia. According to a flood chart posted by the National Weather Service, the storm could get dangerously close to Charleston, S.C., with a combined high tide and storm surge of 10.3 feet. The record, 12.5 feet, was set by Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

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Duke Energy said Dorian could trigger in excess of 700,000 power outages in eastern regions of North Carolina and South Carolina, and Georgia Power said about 2,800 homes and businesses were already coping with the loss of electricity.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Royal Caribbean CEO: Cruise ships to bring tens of thousands of meals to Grand Bahama

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Royal Caribbean International will deliver tens of thousands of meals and other supplies to Bahamas residents affected by Hurricane Dorian, CEO Richard Fain told Fox News Wednesday.

The Miami-based vacation giant is used to dealing with tropical systems, but the devastation left by Dorian in the northern Bahamas is breathtaking, Fain told Neil Cavuto on “Your World.”

HURRICANE DORIAN’S MONSTROUS SIZE REVEALED IN EPIC IMAGES FROM SPACE

“It’s hard to appreciate — those of us in Miami are used to seeing hurricanes. We get them for a few hours,” he said. “But on Grand Bahama, that storm just sat over them without moving for 38 hours.”

Fain said Royal Caribbean deviated the course of several ships to help with the relief effort. The Bahamian capital Nassau, on New Providence Island, is a regular port of call for cruisers and the port of registry for many ships.

“Our ships have come through unscathed,” Fain said.

“The spirit is very strong. They have made it clear they are very resilient, they made it clear they intend to come back,” he added of residents on Grand Bahama, where homes and businesses have been leveled.

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“The devastation is just awful. Our prayers go out to all of our friends there. Right now what we’re trying to do, we’re deviating ships… so that we will bring tomorrow… 10,000 meals to the people of Grand Bahama.”

Fain said the number will rise to at least 20,000 daily meals as of Friday.

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“We have the wherewithal. We have the people, we have the volunteers. We have the material, we have the capability.”

About 80 miles south of where Dorian made landfall on Grand Bahama is Little Stirrup Cay — the Royal Caribbean-owned recreational island renamed as Coco Cay.

The company initially evacuated the island of employees and later reported there was no “visible structural damage” after checking webcams in the aftermath, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

An RCI spokeswoman told the paper the Navigator of the Seas is hoping to dock at the island Saturday if conditions permit.

The company is also donating $1 million to the relief effort, Cavuto reported.

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Steve King posts video of himself drinking from migrant center toilet in attempt to refute AOC

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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, seemingly tried to dispute accusations about border detention facilities by reportedly telling constituents on Wednesday that he videotaped himself drinking out of a toilet.

“I actually went into that cell where it was reported that they were advised they had to drink out of the toilet. I took a drink out of there. And actually pretty good! So I have a videotape and I smacked my lips,” he said during a town hall, according to NBC News.

King’s comment appeared to be a direct response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., after she claimed migrants faced deplorable conditions at detention facilities — specifically that migrants had to drink from toilets.

King reportedly continued his Wednesday remarks by discussing the toilet’s structure and how it had a water fountain in the back.

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“That was a little personal experience. But what it is, is if – you are, most of you heard about that – there’s these toilets in these prisons, are stainless steel. They’re built so that they are semi-indestructible… in the back where the lid would be on our toilet, that’s also sealed.

“And there’s a water fountain there, you push the button, the water comes out and you take a drink.”

He suggested the initial claim came from a “language barrier” that resulted in “misinformation” about facilities.

Former immigration officials later accused Ocasio-Cortez of misrepresenting conditions at the border. Like King, ex-Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan explained that the toilet and water fountain were part of the same apparatus.

“You’re drinking out of the same apparatus, the same piece of equipment, but there are two separate water lines—one going to the commode, one going to the sink,” Homan previously told Fox News. “They are designed that way to try to save space and make it more comfortable for the people who are in those facilities.”

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It was unclear whether King will release the video of him drinking out of the toilet. King’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

His remarks Wednesday were just the latest to raise eyebrows in the media. In August, King appeared to defend rape and incest while commenting on his opposition to exceptions in abortion bans.

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“Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that,” he said.

Those comments earned him a rebuke from House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who called for his removal from office. “It’s time for him to go. The people of Iowa’s 4th congressional district deserve better,” she said.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Steve King posts video of himself drinking from migrant center toilet in attempt to refute AOC

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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, seemingly tried to dispute accusations about border detention facilities by reportedly telling constituents on Wednesday that he videotaped himself drinking out of a toilet.

“I actually went into that cell where it was reported that they were advised they had to drink out of the toilet. I took a drink out of there. And actually pretty good! So I have a videotape and I smacked my lips,” he said during a town hall, according to NBC News.

King’s comment appeared to be a direct response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., after she claimed migrants faced deplorable conditions at detention facilities — specifically that migrants had to drink from toilets.

King reportedly continued his Wednesday remarks by discussing the toilet’s structure and how it had a water fountain in the back.

REP. STEVE KING JOKES ABOUT IMPRISONED MUSLIMS BEING FORCED TO EAT PORK IN CHINA

“That was a little personal experience. But what it is, is if – you are, most of you heard about that – there’s these toilets in these prisons, are stainless steel. They’re built so that they are semi-indestructible… in the back where the lid would be on our toilet, that’s also sealed.

“And there’s a water fountain there, you push the button, the water comes out and you take a drink.”

He suggested the initial claim came from a “language barrier” that resulted in “misinformation” about facilities.

Former immigration officials later accused Ocasio-Cortez of misrepresenting conditions at the border. Like King, ex-Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan explained that the toilet and water fountain were part of the same apparatus.

“You’re drinking out of the same apparatus, the same piece of equipment, but there are two separate water lines—one going to the commode, one going to the sink,” Homan previously told Fox News. “They are designed that way to try to save space and make it more comfortable for the people who are in those facilities.”

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It was unclear whether King will release the video of him drinking out of the toilet. King’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

His remarks Wednesday were just the latest to raise eyebrows in the media. In August, King appeared to defend rape and incest while commenting on his opposition to exceptions in abortion bans.

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“Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that,” he said.

Those comments earned him a rebuke from House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who called for his removal from office. “It’s time for him to go. The people of Iowa’s 4th congressional district deserve better,” she said.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband arrested for second time in connection to wife’s disappearance

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Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a Connecticut mother who vanished more than three months ago, was arrested for a second time on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance.

Connecticut State Police confirmed that Dulos was arrested at his home and added that details on the charges would be released later Wednesday. Fox61 and other outlets reported that Dulos would face an additional charge of tampering with evidence.

Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, confirmed to Fox News that his client was in custody and being held at the state barracks in Bridgeport. Pattis said he was unsure whether Dulos was being charged with witness tampering or evidence tampering but expected to know more after visiting the suspect.

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Jennifer Farber Dulos, 50, has not been seen since she dropped her children off at school on the morning of May 24. Her 2017 black Chevy Suburban was found near Waveny Park in New Canaan shortly after she was reported missing, with no sign of her.

Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. They had been released on $500,000 bail and both have denied any involvement in Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.

Dulos’ defense team had received dozens of CDs from prosecutors in late July that allegedly contained footage of a man resembling Dulos dumping bags of trash “which appeared to be stained with a substance consistent with the appearance of blood,” along Albany Avenue in Hartford beginning on the day his estranged wife disappeared, according to court documents.

Investigators spent weeks sifting through garbage and trash and reportedly uncovered bloody items of clothing, including a T-shirt and bra that Jennifer Dulos was wearing on the day she disappeared, as well as bloodied cleaning supplies such as sponges, according to The Hartford Courant.

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Fotis and Jennifer Dulos were in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle over their children — three boys and two girls ranging in ages from 8 to 13.

In the wake of her disappearance, a judge granted Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber, custody of the couple’s children. Fotis Dulos, who was under GPS monitoring, was prohibited from having contact with the kids.

Fox News’ Laura Ingle contributed to this report. 

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Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels dead at 41 after car accident: report

Grammy-winning songwriter-to-the-stars LaShawn Daniels died in a car crash, his family announced Wednesday. He was 41 years old.

“It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, family member, and friend LaShawn Daniels, who was the victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina,” his wife, April Daniels, said in a statement to Page Six. “Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family.”

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Daniels wrote songs for major artists including Beyoné, Lady Gaga, Whitney Housten, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys and Janet Jackson. He was also known for his collaborations with producer Darkchild.

He earned a Grammy Award in 2000 for the Destiny Child’s hit “Say My Name,” and was nominated again in 2013 for Tamar Braxton’s song “Love and War.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 24: Music artist LaShawnDaniels host the ninth annual ASCAP and Motown Gospel’s Morning Glory Breakfast Reception honoring the 33rd annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards nominees at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas on March 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)

When news of his passing broke, tributes from his industry collaborators and friends flooded social media.

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“We was supposed go crazy next week… appreciate you for f–kin wit me OG..,” Kehlani tweeted. “Your legacy will never be forgotten! this s–t crazy! RIP Lashawn Daniels .”

“Damn.. LaShawn Daniels.. wtf, this can’t be real. This HURTS. He provided so many iconic songs in my life. Rest easy big man.. you will live in forever!” singer-songwriter Mike Hough wrote.

Daniels is survived by his wife and their three kids: Omarr, Tahshon and Jett.

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April added that the family is thankful for the “the continuous outpouring of love and sympathy” they have received, but also asked for people to “respect the privacy of our entire family during this difficult time.”

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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Syrian civil war has damaged more than 120 churches, report finds

As many as 124 churches have been damaged or targeted by military forces on all sides of Syria’s civil war, which has stretched on for more than eight years, according to a new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).

The report’s timeline of incidents involving Syrian government forces, opposition forces and extremist militants, including the Islamic State (ISIS), extended from March 2011 to September 2019.

The researchers found 75 reported attacks involved forces supporting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, 33 involved armed opposition forces, 12 involved ISIS or other Islamic extremist groups and four incidents involved other fighting groups.

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Damage from Syrian government warplanes to a church east of Damascus, in February 2018. (Ammar Al Bushy, SNHR)

“Assad has made Syria unsafe for all Syrians, including Christians, and he must be held accountable for his actions,” said Erica Hanichak, a government relations director at Americans for a Free Syria.

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The evidence indicated some churches were the intended targets, while others were collateral damage.

The report found some churches were damaged or destroyed in bombings with no military installations or equipment nearby. Other reported incidents included houses of worship being turned into military headquarters and churches that were subject to more than one attack.

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“Syria will not become calm without transition to democracy and respect for human rights,” SNHR Chairman Fadel Abdul Ghany said.

The group added that its new report clearly showed international law was violated, as global conventions prohibit any hostile acts against places of worship.

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Shannon Bream reacts to Walmart gun crackdown: ‘They have such a presence in the heartland’

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Fox News’ Shannon Bream said on Wednesday that Walmart stopping gun and ammunition sales at its stores is an “interesting” move by the big box chain due to its widespread presence across America.

“They’re in towns and cities all over the place,” Bream told Dana Perino on “The Daily Briefing.” “For a lot of people, especially in more rural areas, they are the one place you can go get groceries, and prescriptions, and household goods … They have such a presence in the heartland.”

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Walmart is set to end sales of handguns in Alaska and will discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition in stores nationwide, its president and CEO announced Tuesday afternoon.

The changes will reduce Walmart’s market share of ammunition to between six and nine percent from around 20 percent, according to the announcement. About half of Walmart’s approximately 5,000 U.S. stores sell firearms.

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The announcement came three days after a mass shooting killed seven people in Odessa, Texas. Four weeks earlier, a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 others inside at Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

“I think among a lot of American families who see Walmart as one of their brands and it may be the best thing in town, they may not have any options whether they want to boycott or not,” Bream said.

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Walmart has also asked that customers no longer openly carry firearms into its stores or Sam’s Clubs in states where so-called “open carry” is permitted unless law enforcement authorized it. However, McMillon noted that the store wouldn’t change its policy and approach regarding concealed-carry permits.

Fox News’ Russell Cosby and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Farmers concerned over how mandatory water cuts from Colorado River will impact agriculture

Two western states are imposing mandatory water cuts because the Colorado River, which supplies water to 40 million people and about 5 million acres of land across seven states, has dropped to alarmingly low levels.

Nevada and Arizona, concerned that a 20-year drought has dried up much of the river, are trying to rein in water use in an effort to save the disappearing river.

The river’s water levels next year are projected to be just below the threshold of 1,090 feet laid out in the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) that was signed earlier this year by Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the U.S. government.

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A lingering 20-year drought has caused water levels in Lake Mead to drop, triggering mandatory water cuts for Arizona and Nevada next year. (Ben Brown / Fox News)

“It’s very significant in terms of looking at the Basin and internationally both the U.S. and Mexico,” said Greg Walch, general counsel for the Southern Nevada Water Authority. “The DCP cuts that you’re talking about collectively reduce the risk of Lake Mead falling to critically low elevations by more than two thirds locally.”

While officials from both Arizona and Nevada told Fox News they were anticipating the cutbacks and have planned accordingly, farmers say limiting water use could have a striking impact on their future.

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“Starting in 2021 or maybe 2022 we could get big cutbacks and then 2023, and after we could have huge cutbacks where we lose all of our surface water,” said Dan Thelander, Tempe Farming Company partner. “So, it’s very concerning.”

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Arizona farmer Dan Thelander examines his cotton crop. (Ben Brown / Fox News)

Thelander, who has been farming in Pinal County, Ariz., since 1995, is keeping a watchful eye on the water levels over the next few years, hoping for a series of strong winters that will keep further restrictions from being implemented.

Under drought guidelines from the Central Arizona Project, farmers will see a 60 percent reduction, from 275,000 acre-feet to 105,000 acre-feet per year for the first three years, followed by a complete cutoff from the Colorado River, relying entirely on groundwater, according to the Arizona Republic.

“We’re already using a lot of groundwater but we won’t have enough water to irrigate all of our land,” Thelander told Fox News. “So there is going to be 30, 40, 50 percent of our land will not be planted due to not having enough water.”

The river is below the threshold level, but a strong winter could help elevate the water in Lake Mead. That could help the river recover from a decades-long drought.

The river was helped slightly by a snowy winter last year, but that wasn’t enough.

“We had a really great snowpack this past winter that’s helped the lake elevate as well as all the conservation measures,” Christi Vanover, public affairs officer for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, told Fox News. “So right now everyone’s kind of taking a sigh of relief as the water levels come up but we’re still concerned it’s going to take many good wet snow years before we fully recover from the 20-year drought.”

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Christi Vanover, public affairs officer for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, said officials have a little breathing room after a strong winter helped boost water levels. (Ben Brown / Fox News)

Vanover added that next year’s elevation level is “projected to be 20 feet higher than it was just three years ago when we were at our lowest elevation.”

Climate change has accounted for about half of the river’s lower runoff between 200-2014 in the Upper Basin, according to The Arizona Republic. The river’s flow has decreased by about 17 percent from 2000-2019 from the 20th-century average, the paper said.

Officials have implemented several conservation efforts to help maintain the current levels.

“Water use in Arizona today is about what it was in the ’50s even though our population has probably tripled since then,” said Chuck Cullom, Colorado River programs manager for the Central Arizona Project. “What we’ve been able to do is to increase water efficiency both outdoor water use and indoor water use and irrigated agriculture. We’re recycling more of our water, we’re conserving more so we’re getting more benefit from the same drop of water than we did 50 years ago.”

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Like Arizona, officials in Nevada have implemented seasonal water restrictions, employed water enforcers to find where water is being misused and conducted a “smart landscaping program where we have purchased enough grass from our community to roll an 18-inch-wide roll of sod almost all the way around the earth,” Walch said.

“That kind of effort over the past 20 years has yielded unbelievable results. Our population has grown by more than 46 percent, more than 800,000 people and our overall water consumption is down more than 25 percent,” he added.

Still, officials recognize more still needs to be done to ensure the world’s most precious resource won’t dry up.

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“Twenty years ago it was essentially full. Now it’s about 40 percent full. We’re grateful that we’ve had a big snowpack here in the system and the Colorado River is more than 50 percent of capacity, but we all recognize that that’s a temporary positive outcome as we look into the future and see looming impacts of climate change,” Cullum said.

As for Thelander, because Lake Mead is overallocated by about 1.5 million acre-feet in the Lower Basin and agriculture is a low priority, he said the only thing he can do is drill more wells.

“If we lose that much water — when that does happen — there will be some farms that go out of business and other larger farmers will get the remaining land of the small farmer that couldn’t make it,” Thelander said. “It’s going to be a tug-of-war to see who can stay and who gets pushed out,” adding that as water becomes scarcer farmers will need to think of innovative ways to grow crops.

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