Week 4-1sci207 - Hi Everyone How does changing the water source's designated purpose affect the allowed pollution levels How do you contribute to

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Hi Everyone, How does changing the water source's designated purpose affect the allowed pollution levels? How do you contribute to water pollution and what concerns do you have about water pollution? By changing the water source's designated purpose the pollution levels are affected because not only are the area's water supply being depleted, but the new area where it is going is being greatly affected as well. For instance, the Aral Sea had its water path changed to accommodate farmers of cotton and rice. As the water evaporates, because there is not much left, the toxic salt flats are what are left behind. The economic value of the cotton and rice has probably never amounted to the cost of the lost fisheries, villages, and ones health (Cunningham & Cunningham, 2009). If the source of water that had initially housed the rerouted water were ever able to replenish itself there will be so many toxins left in it that it would probably not be able to be used in any way that is beneficial to the residents. In Canada, where they changed the purpose of three major rivers to build a hydroelectric
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2010 for the course SCI SCI207 taught by Professor Gaskill during the Summer '10 term at Ashford University.

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