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  • Largest Single User Of Colorado River Water
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    Geography Colorado River Geographers can tell you that the one thing that most rivers and their adjacent flood plains in the world have in common is that they have rich histories associated with human settlement and development. This especially true in arid regions which are very dependent upon water. Two excellent examples are the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates rivers which show use the relationship between rivers and concentrations of people. However, the Colorado River is not such a good examp...
  • Colorado River Below The Dam
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    Things occur in nature, that we as humans sometimes prevent from occurring naturally. For example - a dam on a river. Once put into use on a river, a dam simply stops or slows down the natural flow of the water. Sometimes this is for the better, however - sometimes, it is for the worse. This is the case in the Grand Canyon. Some rivers go through natural, periods of flooding and receding, at certain times of the year, or in occurrence with other geographical events. For the first time in thirty ...
  • 50 Gallons Of Water
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    Dammed Dams The basic principle of a dammed dam is to prevent water from being passed. People have been continuing and to build and perfect these structures, not knowing the full intensity of their side effects. If one takes a weighing scale and put the benefits of the damns on one side and the side effects on the other side, the side effects will out weight the benefits 10 times over. One of these dammed dams has been placed on the river Colorado, actually not one but 40 of these dreaded dams. ...
  • Liming Of Water Bodies Rivers
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    Water Degradation Based on the article: River Life Through U.S. Broadly Degraded. By William K. Stevens, Jan. 26, 93 Society has been presented with a broad spectrum of cause and effect relationships within the water based ecosystems. Without a conscious effort to rehabilitate our water systems many rivers and lakes are doomed. We have to look after this precious resource. Fortunately many new controls and clean up programs have been introduced. Rivers are being devastated due to physical and ec...
  • Colorado River Water
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    ... is, 'why give the tribes more water?' They gave away their rights, and the Federal government does not have the money for water irrigation projects that would benefit so few people. There is another side to the Indian issue, 'first in time, first in right'. this means that the Indians were there first, before the laws, so therefore the Indians have first right to the water. This would put a totally different slant on distribution of Colorado River water, but most people feel that this issue ...
  • Need For Water
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    Middle East Water Shortage Due to geography and population growth, the Middle East nations are faced with a growing demand for a shrinking water supply. Throughout most of the Middle East region rainfall is irregular and the rainy season is very short. The World Bank reports that this area (including North Africa) has 5% of the world's population, but only 1% of the world's water. Droughts have been occurring more frequently and lasting longer, warning of a bleaker future. Man himself has not he...
  • Area Without A River
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    The Significance of River Systems in Our World River systems do many things in today's world. They shape the way lands are formed and established. For example, if a certain area has a nearby large river it shapes that area in a different way than an area without a river. An area with a river might be more moist and suitable for vegetation. Also, the people living in an area with a river might find it easy to wash and contain a home. Finally, the rivers also affect the land through ground water, ...
  • Pcbs In The Upper Hudson River
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    The Hudson River is 315 miles long from the Adirondack Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. This river was founded in 1606 by a man name Henry Hudson. In the 1620's, the Dutch settled this river. Soldiers also used it as a highway during the American Revolution. Humans have used this river for approximately 400 years already. The river has been used for travel, food, recreation, and as a waste dump purposes since its discovery. The Hudson River consists of three parts, the upper stream, middle river...
  • Long Profile Of The San Gabriel River
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    In 1938, the San Gabriel Mountains (Los Angeles, USA) experienced heavy amounts of rain. This then led to mass movement, such as mudslides, and flash flooding, which flushed through downtown LA, damaging buildings, homes and vehicles. After these events, a flood committee was formed, and networks of hard defences were set up along the long profile of the San Gabriel River. The aim: decrease the hydrograph, and reduce the risk of flooding. In the upper course of the San Gabriel River, the San Gab...
  • Water From The River
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    In ancient times there were many ancient civilizations. But they all had one thing in common. This one thing was access to water. Whether it is a river or an ocean. The water did many things for these ancient civilizations. Some ancient civilizations that relied on a water source are, the Egyptians and the people of Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia means "Land between two rivers". These rivers are the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. The Egyptians had a very unique way of farming. They relied on the Nil...
  • Surface Water Quality In North Carolina
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    HOW NORTH CAROLINA IS EFFECTED ECONOMICALLY BY WATER POLLUTION About 80% of the State's surveyed freshwater rivers and streams have good water quality that fully supports aquatic life uses, 17% have fair water quality that partially supports aquatic life uses, and 3% have poor water quality that does not support aquatic life uses. Ten percent of the surveyed rivers do not fully support swimming. The major sources of impairment are agriculture (responsible for 53% of the impaired river miles), ur...
  • Exciting Trip Along The Ganges River
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    My Trip on the Ganges River Dear Paul, About 2 weeks ago I went on an exciting trip along the Ganges River. In this letter I'll tell you all about it. It turns out that the Ganges has its beginning in an ice cave 10,300 feet above sea level in the snow-covered Himalayan Mountains of northern India. From there, the river flows towards the southeast and goes through East Pakistan, for about 1,557 miles. Ganges River then empties into the Bay of Bengal. Several tributary rivers, including the Jumna...
  • Water Reservoir
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    Hydroelectric energy potentially is the result of a fortunate coincidence in which nature and the need to modernize, are combined together in an on- going cycle. The cycle being evaporated, precipitation and concentration. Having water, though, does not necessarily mean having hydroelectric potential. To be in usable form, that water must be in continuous supply, accessible and concentrated in rivers with a volume flows and a descent rate, sufficient to drive generating turbines. The only way th...
  • Water Cleanses Jake And Huck
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    Water serves as purification in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Sun Also Rises. Jake and Huck cleanse themselves in water after each suffer a painful experience. Water brings emotional relief for Jake and Huck. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Sun Also Rises describes water as spiritually peaceful and relaxing. Water acts as a purifier for both Jake and Huck. Water creates safety for Jake and Huck. Jake's cleansing takes place in San Sebastian and Pamplona. Huck's cleansing ...
  • Uneven Distribution Of Fresh Water
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    The uneven distribution of fresh water Uneven distribution of fresh water causes an Impact on the lives of people; it causes the destruction of nature, and depletion of a valuable resource. There are also political problems connected to the distribution of fresh water Uneven distribution of fresh water directly affects the distribution of the global population. People can live in one of two areas; there is either an abundance of water or not enough. Many problems can arise from overpopulation on...
  • Water Quality
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    Since the beginning of the Americas the rivers have been a very important source of transportation. If not for the river the shipment of goods would have taken a very long time and would have been almost impossible through the dense forests of the New World. The Mississippi in time has been used for transportation. The Native Americans used the river as a source of food and also to get to prime hunting spots. When the Europeans came, the Mississippi was used to travel from fort to fort and also ...
  • Great Civilization Along The Nile River
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    Brittney Jasper Jasper 1 Chadic k History of Civilization September 22, 2003 The Effects of Geography on Egypt's Development Egypt, an ancient civilization in Africa, developed a great civilization along the Nile River. Without the Nile River, the land could not have supported the great civilization that appeared in Egypt. The geography of Egypt had many negative and positive effects such as the Nile River and the deserts. This civilization developed in the fertile valley provided by the Nile. T...
  • Development Of A Civilization
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    Throughout time, geography has played a central role in the formation of human civilization; water, mountain ranges, and other geographical features have helped shape the cities and states that we see today in the modern world. Whether the Nile Valley is providing water for the people and farming throughout Egypt or how the central position of Rome greatly shaped the course of events Italy, each geographic factor immensely effected the progression of the civilizations. The growth of countries su...
  • Water In The Colorado River Basin
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    With reference to any large drainage basin you have studied". Describe the challenges represented by peoples attempts to manage the rivers processes" The Colorado River in North America has been managed for a variety of reasons over a long period of time. The Colorado River flows through the USA and Mexico and is also 2250 km long, its source is in the Rocky Mountains. The map below shows the course of the river and shows some important features to do with the river: Management of the Colorado R...
  • Use Of The Water Basins Around Atlanta
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    Atlanta And Tri-State Compact Atlanta And Tri-State Compact Essay, Research Paper Tri-state Compact Water is becoming a hard-to-find resource in the southeastern states of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. The Chattahoochee River is one of the usable water supplies for the three states, and it has now become a such a problem as to sharing the water that a compact was reached in 1997. The compact that was signed by President Clinton involving the Chattahoochee River is called the Apalachicola-Chatta...

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