Faculty Advisor

Crusberg, Theodore C.


The Colorado River Basin is marked with numerous dams, which make sufficient water reservation possible. The man-made reservoirs behind the dams provide water for households, businesses and crop irrigation. Everything seems to work out nicely as long as climate remains constant and reservoirs are full. Based upon drought history, a prediction has been made on the severity and duration of the present drought, which suggests that the dry times will continue for at least several more years.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology