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Geog 001 Spring 2008 Gary Pereira Homework 3, due May 5: Minimum three pages of text. Write a report on the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta system. This should go well beyond a general description as found in Wikipedia. You also must write in your own words, although cited quotes are permissible. You should concentrate on some aspect(s) of the Delta, like its use in meeting California water demands, the levee system, fish species, or vulnerability to threats from earthquakes and other hazards. You should independently find information on the Internet, but some suggestions to begin are listed below. The San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta system provides habitat for approximately 750 plant and animal species, drinking water for 22 million people, and irrigation supplies for at least $27 billion in agriculture. Some general information can be
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Unformatted text preview: found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento_River_Delta An article from last weekends Chronicle magazine on current conditions and water demands: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/10/28/CM5KRVK8U.DTL A 2005 Chronicle story on the Delta: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/12/30/MNGR5FVS0O128.DTL A 2004 article on levee failures: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/06/04/MNG1G70S3A1.DTL An atlas with descriptions, maps, photos, and tables: http://rubicon.water.ca.gov/delta_atlas.fdr/daindex.html The CALFED Program: http://calwater.ca.gov/index.aspx A document on futures for the Delta: http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=671...
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