Colorado River Supply

This activity addresses climate change impacts that affect all states that are part of the Colorado River Basin and are dependent on its water. Students examine available data, the possible consequences of changes to various user groups, and suggest solutions to adapt to these changes.

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Patricia Mynster
David Hassenzahl
Encyclopedia of Earth

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Providing learners with appropriate data sets for this or other regions will help them gain a quantitative handle on the topic of climate change and freshwater resources. Because of the length of the activity, it could be used as an entire unit on the Colorado River watershed or customized for other watersheds.

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