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International Water Law

California gets 25 of river divided water based on

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Unformatted text preview: dams, two biggest irrigation projects on earth, and some of the biggest reservoirs in the world Takes 20% of electricity, 30% of natural gas, and 88 million gallons of diesel. (energy used in California) 30% of water is from groundwater “the most hydrologically altered land mass” Colorado River: “the most regulated river in the world” parts of 7 states + Mexico Law of the River Interstate comapcts International treaties Supreme court decisions Federal law State law Fixed quantities: what happens when there is a drought? California gets 25% of river Divided water based on fixed quantities based on average flow over th...
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