Desert biomes case studies

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States in which Mojave desert lies?
California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah
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Area Mojave desert covers?
57 000km^2
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Las Vegas population expected to 1.___ in the next 2.___ years
1. Double 2. 40
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Amount of rainfall per year in the Mojave?
Less than 250mm
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Water is taken from which lake and two rivers?
Lake Mead, Colorado River, Mojave River
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___% of people living in Sun City are over 65.
80
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1.____ litres of water used per person daily. 2.___% of this is used in lawns.
1. 870 2. 70
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Thar desert lies on which border?
India-Pakistan border
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How much annual rainfall in the Thar?
Less than 250mm
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What is the population density of the Thar?
80 people per km^2 (compared to just 10 in most deserts!)
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What type of farmers are allowed in the Thar?
Subsistence farmers
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Water comes from which manmade canal?
Indira Gandhi
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Which two minerals are mined in the Thar?
Gypsum and limestone
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Salinisation makes it hard for crops to grow in the desert. What is salinisation?
When the water in the soils evaporates in the heat and draws salts to the surface. These salts are toxic to most plants.
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