Faculty Advisor

Crusberg, Theodore C.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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