California Water Delivery System

California Water Delivery System - o agricultural subsidy...

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California Water Delivery System Local Projects Los Angeles Aqueduct (1913) Mokelumne Aqueduct (1929) Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct (1934) Colorado River Aqueduct (1941) San Diego Aqueduct (1947 - 1960) Petaluma-Sonoma Aqueducts (1961) State Water Project (SWP) Lake Oroville / Dam (1968) Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta Peripheral Canal (proposed) California Aqueduct (1972) Federal Water Projects All American Canal (1938) Coachella Canal (1947) Central Valley Project (CVP) Shasta Lake / Dam (1945) Friant-Kern Canal Delta Mendota Canal (1951) Medera Canal (1952) Corning Canal (1960) Tehema-Colusa Canal (1961)
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Largest water projects in the world: State Water Project o one of the largest water transfers in world o over 700 mile aqueduct plus 25 reservoirs
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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.

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