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Describe and explain the physical and human reasons for the water stresses in
the Southwest of the USA.
South West USA is made up of 4 states which have a combined population of 48.5 million
with the majority of people
concentrated along a strip between San
Francisco and San Diego…

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has also contributed to the problem. The increasing demand for water exceeds the natural

It is not just the overall size and rate of California's population that is creating the issues, but
also its spatial imbalance. 75% of the demand for water comes from the south whereas 75%

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What other future solutions are there to the water shortages in the Southwest of the USA?


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