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Mojave Desert

Where?
USA; Covers California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah
Size: 57,000Km2

Environment:
250mm of rainfall a Year
Water sources: Groundwater and the Mojave river
Environmental damage:
The growth in population means a larger amount of people need more
water to sustain life, wash in and use for household activities (i.e.…

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Mining
In the PAST the Mojave desert used to host mines for gold, silver and
copper but these mines are now closed due to cheaper alternitives and
competition in LEDC's
In the PRESENT borax (compound used in detergents and cosmetics)
mines are sill open and working.

Management:
Majave water Agency:…

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