CASE STUDY: California

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CALI: Why is California an appealing location for (im)migrants?
It's sunny climate and it is the world's 6th largest economy
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CALI: How many people live in California?
37.7 million
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CALI: What is the annual precipitation in California?
200-500mm
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CALI: how much precipitation is lost through evaporation and transpiration?
65%
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CALI: how much precipitation flows out to sea?
13%
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CALI: how much precipitation is available for human use?
22%
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CALI: between what months does 50% of the precipitation fall?
November and March
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CALI: How much has the population grown between 1900 and 1950?
from 2 million to 10 million (8 million increase)
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CALI: How much has the population grown between 1950 and 2007?
10 million to 37.7 million (27.7 million increase)
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CALI: How large is the population expected to get by 2025?
45-50 million
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CALI: What is the problem with the distribution of the population?
Spatial Imbalance. 3/4 of the demand for water comes from south of Sacramento, but 75% of the precipitation falls to the nort
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CALI: When was the famous drought?
2000-2007
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CALI: How much of the USA's food does California produce?
50%
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CALI: What are the impacts of Californians trying to secure water supplies?
wetlands drained; natural habitats altered; fish stocks depleted; polluted waterways; over-extraction of groundwater; increasing salinity (esp. Salton Sea)
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CALI: What two major water supply lines does California currently rely on?
The State Water Project (SWP) and the Central Valley Project (CVP)
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CALI: How much water does the Colorado River supply, and to where?
Provides 60% of Southern California's water via a system of dams and aqueducts
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CALI: Which players have conflicting views on water usage?
farmers and city-goers, environmentalists vs everyone, conflict between cities
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