Colorado River Basin Case Study

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The population of the 7 states and Mexico that take water from the basin has increased by how much between 2000 and 2006?
France
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The River Basin generates hydro-electric power from how many dams?
11
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The water is used to irrigate how much farmland?
1.4 million hectares
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The Basin is divided into what 2 areas?
Upper Basin and Lower Basin
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The Colorado River flows into the Gulf of California, but what is its main water source?
The Rocky Mountains- provides 90% of river flows from snowmelt
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Name the 4 states in the Upper Basin.
Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico
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Name the 3 states in the Upper Basin.
California, Nevada and Arizona
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How much of the Colorado's total flow goes into the Upper and Lower Basins and Mexico?
Upper (40%), Lower (50%) and Mexico (10%)
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