Central Valley Project<br />Rebecca R.<br />Carmen V.<br />
About CVP<br />California`s Central Valley Basin includes two major watersheds--the Sacramento River on the north and the ...
Need<br /><ul><li>To protect the Central Valley from crippling water shortages and menacing floods
Improves Sacramento River navigation
Supplies domestic and industrial water
Generates electric power
Conserves fish and wildlife
Creates opportunities for recreation
Enhances water quality</li></li></ul><li>The CVP also aids in salinity control especially in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Ri...
Sacramento River<br />
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A student presentation made by students in "The Waterless West" course, part of the 2011 NCSSM Summer Symposium on the Global Water Crisis

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Student Presentation: The Central Valley Project by Rebecca and Carmen

  1. 1. Central Valley Project<br />Rebecca R.<br />Carmen V.<br />
  2. 2. About CVP<br />California`s Central Valley Basin includes two major watersheds--the Sacramento River on the north and the San Joaquin River on the south--plus the Tulare Lake Basin. <br />The combined watersheds extend nearly 500 miles from northwest to southeast and range from about 60 to 100 miles wide.<br />Devised 1933- completed early 1970s<br />
  3. 3. Need<br /><ul><li>To protect the Central Valley from crippling water shortages and menacing floods
  4. 4. Improves Sacramento River navigation
  5. 5. Supplies domestic and industrial water
  6. 6. Generates electric power
  7. 7. Conserves fish and wildlife
  8. 8. Creates opportunities for recreation
  9. 9. Enhances water quality</li></li></ul><li>The CVP also aids in salinity control especially in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta<br />Salinity became a major concern for northern California water users and a major component of the California State Water Project. <br />The Delta frequently experienced salinity intrusion, which caused problems for Antioch and Pittsburg. The salt made the water unusable to crops and industry. The construction of the dam regulated the salinity.<br />Need<br />
  10. 10. Sacramento River<br />
  11. 11. Challenges<br />Consists of 20 dams and reservoirs, 11 power plants, and 500 miles of major canals, as well as conduits, tunnels, and related facilities.<br />Manages some 9 million acre-feet of water.<br />Diverts water<br />
  12. 12. Controversy<br /><ul><li>Ends salmon run
  13. 13. poses a barrier to the migration of anadromous fish
  14. 14. Raising the Shasta Dam cost several hundred million dollars and raised the price of irrigation water from Shasta Lake, it also drowned remaining land that belonged to the WinnememWintu Tribe, flooded several miles of the McCloud River, and buildings, bridges, and roads hadtobe relocated</li></li></ul><li>Service<br /><ul><li> The CVP serves farms, homes, and industry in California`s Central Valley as well as major urban centers in the San Francisco Bay Area
  15. 15. it is also the primary source of water for much of California`s wetlands
  16. 16. produces electric power and provides flood protection, navigation, recreation, and water quality benefits</li></li></ul><li>Many CVP operations have resulted in disastrous environmental and historical consequences. <br />The salmon population in four major California rivers have declined as a result, and many natural river environments, such as riparian zones, meanders and sandbars no longer exist.<br />Many archaeological and historic sites, as well as Native American tribal lands, now lie submerged under reservoirs for the CVP, which has received heavy criticism for promoting high-water-demand irrigated industrial farming that in turn has polluted rivers and groundwater. <br />Disservice<br />
  17. 17. http://www.usbr.gov/projects/Project.jsp?proj_Name=Central%20Valley%20Project<br />http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/Public_Works/images/Sacramento_River.sflb.ashx<br />http://www.rodhandeland.com/Technology%20Breakthroughs%20for%20Food%20Energy%20Crises/Session1%20FoodEnergyLinks/cf%20CalIrrigation.jpg<br />http://www.water.ca.gov/swp/cvp.cfm<br />http://www.valleywater.org/Services/CentralValleyProject.aspx<br />Works Cited<br />

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