GEO-UNIT4: Water conflict- The colorado river

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The colorado river

  • The 1920s 'law of the river' established the division of water between the upper basin states of the Colorado, wyoming, Utah and New mexico and their responsibility to supply water to the lower basin states of Arizona, Nevada and California.
  • California was allocated the largest amount of water due to their large population and political power.
  • Water availibilty becomes a growing challenge for stakeholders as the demand and population increase and less water is available.
  • These stakeholders involve farmers, city dwellers, environmentalists and recreationalists, indigenous groups and Mexican people.


  • Agriculture recieves 80% of the water allocation from the Colorado river. The farmers


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