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Flooding What is the main difference between tap water and
bottled water? What is the most important thing to
Early last month, NASA announced the discovery
of a microorganism that is built from arsenic. The
researchers claim that this is "in part a result of
Mono Lake's isolation from its sources of fresh
water for 50 years."
Considering fresh water is only about 3% on earth
and there's a lot of toxic waste being dumped, how
likely is it that other organisms like this will form?
How will this affect earth overall? Wednesday - Warren Hall 211 9:00 - 9:50 AM
Thursday - Petersen Hall 102 9:30 - 10:50 AM Tectonics:
2) Orographic effect
3) Drainage divides
4) Rerouting of drainage
5) outgassing http://www.kusi.com/weather/colemanscorner/38574742.html Why is lake Tahoe so clear?
* Allochthonous and
* Erosional Processes
* Lake Types and Succession Secchi Dish http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://
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and less lag between precipitation and
discharge Coriolis Force ~ El Nino Review Sessions
Wednesday - Warren Hall 2111 9:00 - 9:50 AM
Thursday - Petersen Hall 102 9:30 - 10:50 AM epilimnion, the area of warmest water within
the pond and normally the area of most
activity. Problems Associated with lake drying up? 1901: Imperial Canal brings water from
the Colorado River to the Imperial Valley.
1904: Silt blocks the Imperial Canal
preventing it from supplying water to the
1905: Temporary diversion of the Colorado
River, constructed to replace water from
the blocked canal, is breached by
floodwaters. River changes course and
flows into Salton Sink. 1906: Floodwaters continue to fill
Salton Sea, washing away a chain of
lakes along the route and threatening
Imperial Valley’s fledgling agriculture
1906: The Salton Sea is recorded at –
195 feet below sea level.
1907: Floodwaters continue to fill
Salton Sea until in February Southern
Pacific Railroad closes the river breach.
So why hasn’t the Salton Sea dried up? Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scripps Institution of Oceanography Three-salt lake
• sulfates Mixture of table salt, baking
soda, and sulfates ...
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- Winter '08
- Salton Sea