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Use of hydroelectric dams to control evaporation and salinity in the Colorado River system

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Title Use of hydroelectric dams to control evaporation and salinity in the Colorado River system
Creator Paulson, Larry J.
Description The main stem reservoirs on the Colorado River comprise one of the largest and most heavily used freshwater bodies in the nation. These reservoirs (Lake Powell, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave and Lake Havasu) can store up to 53,590,400 acre-feet of water at their maximum capacities. Nonetheless, local water shortages still exist in some areas of the Colorado River Basin. There is also concern that salt concentrations are approaching levels that could severely affect municipal and agricultural uses....
Date 1983-01-01T08:00:00Z
Type text
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Identifier http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/water_pubs/59 http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1065&context=water_pubs
Source Publications (WR)
Publisher Digital Scholarship@UNLV
Subject Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz. and Utah) Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) Hydrodynamics Lake Mead (Ariz. and Nev.) Lake Powell (Utah and Ariz.) Limnology Salinity Sedimentation analysis Water temperature Environmental Chemistry Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment Environmental Monitoring Environmental Sciences Fresh Water Studies Natural Resource Economics Natural Resources and Conservation Natural Resources Management and Policy Sustainability Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

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