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Unformatted text preview: o agricultural subsidy (small 160 acre farms) o SWP and CVP world’s largest water system • Local - numerous projects such as S.F. & L.A. • Significance of water in the American West o arid climates: So Cal = desert; S.F. = arid landscape o antiquated water laws: riparian vs. appropriation o oasis settlements and irrigation farming o suburban development & urban expansion • Supply and Demand o uneven resource ± 75% in top 1/3 state Sacramento & tributaries 33% steam flow Northwest: Klamath, Eel, Russian 42% San Joaquin River system 12% Other River systems 13% o farmers use 80% of water ± in arid regions; "wet" crops: alfalfa, cotton, rice, produce o major cities dependent on water ± Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose...
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2011 for the course TED 455 taught by Professor Espisito during the Spring '11 term at CSU Dominguez Hills.
- Spring '11