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The Waterscape ES 10 Fall 2009
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Watersheds range in size, from a few tens of square yards…. .to a square mile…. .
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Up to our biggest, the Amazon river basin 2.3 million square miles
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What’s in common between Dry Donkey Creek in eastern Wyoming…. e s e Wyo g….
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And the city of New Orleans, seen over the hood of a 1974 Lincoln Continental towncar?
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They’re hydrologically connected, both in the drainage basin (watershed) of the Mississippi River
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the Colorado River In the Colorado River Basin, most water comes from the upper basin, Most used by lower basin states And the amounts set by inter-state compact in the 1920s were based on over-estimates of e true supply the true supply
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Rivers carry not only water, but sediment as well
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Let’s consider some human interactions with watersheds
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course ES 10 taught by Professor Kondolf during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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