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Effects of climate change and land use on water resources in the Upper Colorado River Basin

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Effects of climate change and land use on water resources in the Upper Colorado River Basin; 2011; FS; 2010-3123; Belnap, Jayne; Campbell, D.H.

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The health of the Colorado River watershed is critical to the socioeconomic and ecosystem well-being of the Southwestern United States. Water in springs, streams, and rivers supports a range of aquatic and riparian ecosystems that contain many endangered species. Terrestrial habitats support a wide array of plants and wildlife. In addition, this region is enjoyed by millions of people annually for its recreational and esthetic opportunities. The Colorado River provides water for about 25 million people and is used to irrigate 2.5 million acres of farmland. However, competition for this water is expected to increase as human populations dependent on this water are projected to increase to 38 million by 2020. Climate change is expected [...]

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