The Water Cycle inColorado The Colorado River: •Headwaters •Cloud Seeding •Colorado Snowpack •Irrigation of Orchards •Invasive Tamarisk •Reservoirs and Hydropower
The Headwaters• What does "headwaters" mean?• Where do we find the "headwaters" of the Colorado River?• What processes of the water cycle are in action at this point in the rivers journey?Tiara,Maddie,J-wo :)
Cloud Seeding• What is cloud seeding?• How might this help solve the problem of over-using the water of the Colorado River?• What Water cycle concepts are involved with cloud seeding?Danielle, Isabell, Jade, Spiegs
Snowpack• Why are glaciers and our annual snowpack important to the Colorado River?• Alexys:The west more than 70 percent of the region perception happens in the winter.The southern region relies on the water that falls in the western region from the colorado river.• Shannon:Snowpack is very important in winter keeping us up to date on how much water we use.
Snowpack• Justin:The areas of Colorado that have been glaciated are the ones that ifncoud white spots.• seeing when snow and ice are involved in the formation of a river?
Irrigation in the Grand Valley!!!!• Why is irrigation necessary for growing crops in the Grand Valley?• Why because so you can grow crops so the Grand Valley can be beautiful and important for the community.• How does the water cycle make it difficult to use water efficiently?• How difficult to use water efficiently is that you waste to much time and you cant finish up what you need to do.• Describe one solution for this problem.
Tamarisk Treeshttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2029/2448441760_c5bd607230_m.jpg • What is an invasive species? an invasive species is a non native including seeds eggs or spores. • How does transpiration and water use by this plant affect the river water?
Controlling run-off with damsWhat is a reservoir?Reservoirs are bodies of rock, for instancethat were laid down as sediment on thesurface maybe ten million years ago.How does damming a river help us controlnatural parts of the water cycle?It helps us because it has run-off, but it couldbe dangerousAlexis P, Hannah, Anai
Contamination from abandonedmines• What is contamination?• How does contamination find its way into the river (think about the water cycle)?