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Colorado River Fact file:

Who are the players?
· Farmers ­ receive 80% of water allocation but most is wasted on flood
irrigation and inappropriate choices of crop
· City Dwellers ­ most areas are becoming increasingly more
urbanised and demand more water, Arizona now using its full share of…

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· The Colorado River basin now includes some of the driest lands in the US
· So many withdrawals means the river rarely makes it to the Gulf of California
· Due to increased population now demand for water is still increasing so available supplies are decreasing


Mr A Gibson


This is a ready made case study that you could use to prepare entirely from for a longer answer question - there is enough detail for the higher level marks here.



a good resource, some of the "costs" section doesn't make much sense, but a lot of relevant information here.

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