Water as a
Unit (Chapter) Plan:
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Global Distribution of Water
Cycle || Precipitation and Evaporation Patterns || Surface Water-River
and Lakes || Ground Water || Ice Caps and Glaciers || Surface Runoff,
Floods and Flood Control
Our Use of Water
Usage and Consumption || Restoring a River: The Kissimmee || Supplying
Our Cities || Domestic and Commercial || Irrigation || Water for
New York City || Water for Industry and Mining || Thermoelectric Power
|| Hydroelectric Power || Water Composition and Quality || Water Ownership
|| Ground Water || Environmental Water Rights || Desalinization of
Water Supplies-The Colorado River Project || Water in the Middle East ||
Ground Water Depletion and the Problem of the High Plains || Aqu Land Subsidence
Due to Ground Water Withdrawal || Saltwater Intrusion into Aquifers ||
Soil Deterioration Due to Water Logging, Salinization, and Alkalinization
Transportation and Diversion Systems
Transportation-The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway || Water for Drinking-The
Los Angeles Aqueduct System || Water for Irrigation-The Russian Water Diversion
Scheme || The Death of a Lake: The Aral Sea
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Chapter Eleven of your textbook
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Learn more about the Water
Review Drinking Water
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Acquired (what you learned):
By the end
of this chapter you should be able to:
Identify where is most of the freshwater on Earth held.
Sketch -the hydrologic cycle.
Sketch the general precipitation patterns for (a) the world and (b) North
List three means of allivating flooding.
Discuss and contrast the effectiveness of dams and channelization.
State the differences between water withdrawal and water consumption.
List five human activities that have the greatest requirements of
water usage and water consumption.
Explain why channelization is more difficult to undo than to do in the
Name the principal mineral precipitated if seawater evaporates to total
Give the causes and effects of acid rain.
Explain riparian rights.
Explain the law of "prior appropriation"
Identify the problems of the Colorado River compact.
Give an account of water mining.
Discuss why ground water levels aredropping in so much of the High
Give the cause of land subsidence in the Houston area.
Explain the causes the saltwater intrusion.
Explain the causes of the buildup of salts in irrigated lands.
Discuss how Los Angeles meets its growing water needs.
Discuss how Miami-Dade Co meets its growing water needs.
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