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    The Colorado River transects the Colorado Plateau. The Colorado River is ranked the fifth largest river in the United States, and is often referred to as the Nile of North America. This nickname describes its arid location and the vast human population that relies upon it (Kammerer, 2005). Despite its size, fluctuations in Colorado River stream flow are sensitive to the seasonal and annual changes in precipitation and temperature typical in arid systems. Long periods of below-average precipitation and large diurnal changes in temperature place high evaporative demand on the river. Additionally, the Colorado River supplies water to over 33 million people (Environmental Defense Fund, 2013). It is the most over-allocated river in the world…

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    With the Colorado River as the leading water supply for 30 million people, will the decreased water levels impact states so massively it will become irreversible? Three main reasons why examining/ monitoring conditions of the Colorado River are essential are agricultural purposes, biodiversity/ environmental and population in arid regions. The Colorado River’s annual water flow averages around 13.25 million acre feet. Two thirds of this water is allocated to other states via agreed upon…

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    The river might be a lot of help for Colorado like the water can be used for electricity but it could be harmful to the wildlife animals around the river dam. It would be sad if you killed millions of animals just for electricity but it save a lot of many. The river could also knock the trees down because they are very small and there are many animals that live on those trees. The river could overflow to the cities in Colorado and flood them, causing lots of damage to the civilians and their…

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    Engineering Feat: Hoover Dam One of the largest dams in the world, the hoover dam provides hydroelectric power thanks to the Colorado River and forms Lake Mead. This dam was completed in 1935 and has the world’s largest reservoir of water. This dam is an engineering feat due to its ability to control the Colorado River’s flooding problem, contain such high quantities of water, and provides water and electricity to Los Angeles and Southern California. This project also resulted in a new kind of…

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    would cross from Arizona city to California across the Colorado. This however changed once they began building the irrigation systems in Yuma and controlling the Colorado river. Question 1: What challenges did the developers of the land in Yuma County have to overcome? As you would guess the early developers of Yuma County had many challenges to overcome. Though…

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    Why is the Grand Canyon considered a natural wonder? The Grand Canyon is visited by over 5 million people every year. Many people dream of a day to be privileged to see such a beautiful sight. It is one of the most popular of the world 7 natural wonders. It has been recognized as one of these natural wonders because of its enormous size and in addition its beautifully colored landscape. The Grand Canyon is located in the northern part of Arizona in the United States. It is among the biggest…

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    two discussions, I hope to open up your mind on why this citation offers most insight into the dispossession of these people. Water, being so important to everyone who walks the earth as the most sought after resource in existence, has so many significances in the life of the Cucapá people. So let's look at water in the lives of the Cucapá. The Cucapá are an indigenous people who have relied on the waters of the Colorado river for a very long time now. They not only use it as a means of…

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    hazards created by the Colorado. The Colorado river provides a huge area with water. Seven states gain water from the river, which means, that the majority of the water cannot be used for agriculture. Despite this fact, an immense amount of the water is used for agriculture. Furthermore, not only the greater use of water for agriculture creates problems. The dam blocks the upper river and consequently the water level is too low for the steamboats to travel safely. The Yuma project has a negative…

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    the land or crops to aid its growth, and to do so channels are usually used. The yuma project was designed to irrigate Yuma County Arizona And part of California and thus to exploit to the maximum the agricultural activities of the place using as main source of water the Colorado River. The project began in the year of 1903 and with the a series of geographic, environmental and logistical challenges that the workers had to overcome to complete this project which would become the main driver of…

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    provide water and power to the deserts of the Arizona and Nevada border. The plan was to dam the mighty colorado river near Boulder canyon. Due to water rights problems, multiple…

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