Central Arizona Project

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How much was invested in the Central Arizona Project?
$4bn
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What % of water is lost by leakage and evaporation?
25%
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How long is the Colorado River?
2333km
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How many people rely on the Colorado river?
31.6 million
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How many hectares of farmland are irrigated by the Colorado?
820,000
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How many litres of water does the new efficient toilet save?
Conventional= 26l Modern= 6.5l Saving= 19.5l
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Drip irrigation is how many times more efficient than open ditch systems?
100 times
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What was the purpose of the new plant at St Barbara?
Desalinization
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40% of US population live in western USA. What % of US rainfall do they receive?
25%
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What is an aqueduct?
A water course built to move water from palces of surplus to places of shortage
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Where did most of the money come from for the water transfer scheme?
Federal government
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What did the land reclamation act of 1902 allow?
The building of canals, dams and HEP systems in states west of the 100th meridian
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What factor was key to development in the USA
Water supply
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Where in California does 70% of runoff originate?
Northern 1/3 of the state
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Where is 80% of water demand in California?
Southern 2/3 of the state
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What % of California's water is used for irrigation?
80%
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Where is the source of the Colorado
Rocky Mountains
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What provides 1/3 of California's municipal water?
Colorado River Aquaduct
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