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Flooding in Colorado

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:19, last changed on 10/23/2019 - 10:50

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Coloradans have maintained a complex relationship with the natural process of flooding. On one hand, inhabitants of the arid West—from early indigenous communities to current metropolitan populations—have been attracted to the many resources floodplains provide. On the other hand, periodic...

Irrigation in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:48, last changed on 10/08/2019 - 09:44
The tension between aridity and irrigated agriculture has been a defining characteristic of Colorado for much of its modern history. On average, the state receives less than fifteen inches of annual precipitation, making it the seventh driest state in the country. To complicate matters, the...
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