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Without one, the entire California economy is at risk: A new water strategy

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

The Times' recent story, "Water shortage worst in decades," illustrates an often forgotten fact. Southern California is really a semi-arid desert -- brought to life by water supplies from the Colorado River, the Owens Valley and the State Water Project to supplement our local supplies. Our reliance on this imported water to meet the region's future needs puts us at ever greater risk. Future water http://www.latimes.com -

California Senate votes to eliminate entity overseeing delta repair

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

The state Senate voted Thursday to end California's participation in a joint authority created eight years ago to rescue the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta from collapse and resolve persistent water disputes.

The bill, which goes to the Assembly, would disband the California Bay-Delta Authority. The entity includes representatives from six state and six federal agencies and had been charge http://www.sfgate.com -

Mississippi River Delta

Posted By maplover in Fluid Mechanics

As the Mississippi River enters the Gulf of Mexico, it loses energy and dumps its load of sediment that it has carried on its journey through the mid continent. This pile of sediment, or mud, accumulates over the years building up the delta front. As one part of the delta becomes clogged with sediment, the delta front will migrate in search of new areas to grow. The area shown on this image is th http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov -

Nile River Delta

Posted By maplover in Fluid Mechanics

This image of the northern portion of the Nile River was captured by MISR's nadir camera on January 30, 2001 (Terra orbit 5956). The Nile is the longest river in the world, extending for about 6700 kilometers from its headwaters in the highlands of eastern Africa. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov -

Ganges River delta

Posted By maplover in Fluid Mechanics

The Ganges River forms an extensive delta where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. The delta is largely covered with a swamp forest known as the Sunderbans, which is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. It is also home to most of Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely populated countries. Roughly 120 million people live on the Ganges Delta under threat of repeated catastrophic floods due to heavy http://veimages.gsfc.nasa.gov -

Volga River delta

Posted By maplover in Fluid Mechanics

Russia's Volga River is the largest river system in Europe, draining over 1.3 million square kilometers of catchment area into the Caspian Sea. The brackish Caspian is Earth's largest landlocked water body, and its isolation from the world's oceans has enabled the preservation of several unique animal and plant species. The Volga provides most of the Caspian's fresh water and nutrients, and also http://veimages.gsfc.nasa.gov -

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Posted By maplover in Hydrology

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Between the two of them, the Sacramento and the San Joaquin Rivers drain most of the state of California, collecting and concentrating rainfall and snowmelt form the Sierra Nevada and funneling it toward San Francisco Bay. On the western side of the great Central Valley in northern California, the two rivers flow together into an inverted delt http://visibleearth.nasa.gov -

Yellow River Delta

Posted By maplover in Hydrology

The Yellow River Delta coastline along the Gulf of Bohai has always experienced dramatic changes, and those changes continue today. Remote sensing provides an efficient mechanism to document both natural and anthropogenic land use changes leading to coastline evolution, and provides context for understanding and quantifying those changes.

This mosaic of images taken by astronauts aboard the In http://veimages.gsfc.nasa.gov -