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California's Water Resources (CH.8)
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What % of the natural runoff of precipitation occurs north of Sacramento?
According to the California Dept of Water Resources, at the 1995 level of development, which of the three categories of use consume the largest % of California's available water?
List 3 results of impact of the 1929-1934 drought.
What was the date of the largest flood in California history?
What atmospheric condition was associated with the flood?
- unusually warm precipitation
- El Nino
Under normal conditions, what % of Cali's urban and agricultural needs are met by ground water?
In which geomorphic region is one least likely to find a ground water basin?
- Klamath Mountains
- Southern Cascades
- Sierra Nevada
What % of the state's runoff is carried by the Sacramento River?
Which hydrologic region receives the highest precipitation totals in the state?
- Klamath Mountains
- Northern Coastal Ranges
What % of annual precipitation falls in the South Coast Hydrologic region, which contains roughly half of Cali's population?
In what year was hydraulic mining outlawed?
Whats the difference between riparian water rights and appropriative water rights?
- riparian: water rights come with property ownership adjacent to a source of water
- appropriative: superior rights for those who first put the water to beneficial uses
How has California dealt with riparian and appropriative water rights?
first come first serve
What is the doctrine of correlative water rights?
states that overlying users of percolating groundwater and riparian users of subterranean streams must share the available supply
What % of the water from the State Water Project goes to urban and industrial consumers and what % to agriculture?
What agency built the Colorado Aqueduct system?
metropolitan water district (MWD)
What was the first long range water delivery system built in California?
Los Angeles Aquaduct
How was the Central Valley Project funded?
What river is the basis for the Hetch Hetchy water delivery system?
This set is often in folders with...
Intro and Overview (CH. 1)
Economic Geography (CH. 9)
Physical Landscapes of California (CH. 2)
California's Coastal Region (CH. 10)
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