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Tapping the Colorado River: A look on how the over-apportioning of the river's water affects the people of the North American Southwest

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The mighty Colorado River was once an untamed force of nature flowing, uninterrupted, down into the Mexican delta. After discovering that the North American Southwestern deserts were fertile, Colorado River water began to be diverted and eventually dammed to control flow for agriculture. Over-apportioning of the river's waters has lead to widespread increases in salinity, pollution and water shortages. This project seeks to define the issues facing the people in the N. American Southwest caused by the mismanagement of the river and to elucidate possible solutions.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • E-project-042810-165116
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  • 2010
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  • 2010-04-28
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  • Worcester
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