Aquifer Depletion and Overdrawing of Surface Waters: Effects on Water Resources

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Which of the following is FALSE about the Ogallala Aquifer?

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1. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that _____ of the cumulative depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer occurred between 2001 and 2008.

2. Beginning in 2003, California was forced to reduce its withdrawal of the Colorado River by _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Ogallala Aquifer and The Colorado River are both important water sources in the U.S. that many people, plants, and animals depend on. The quiz/worksheet will help test your knowledge of facts and history of these two important water sources.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on facts and history of aquifer depletion and overdrawing of surface waters, including:

  • Important facts of The Ogallala Aquifer
  • Important facts of The Colorado River
  • Depletion of The Ogallala Aquifer
  • California's impact on The Colorado River
  • The Colorado River Compact of 1922

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related aquifer depletion and overdrawing of surface waters lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding aquifer depletion and overdrawing of surface waters and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall-access the knowledge you've gained regarding The Ogallala Aquifer and The Colorado River

Additional Learning

To learn more about depletion of water sources, review the accompanying lesson on Aquifer Depletion and Overdrawing of Surface Waters. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the importance of preserving water sources
  • Learn about The Ogallala Aquifer
  • Understand the impact of the depletion of The Ogallala Aquifer
  • Learn about the Colorado River
  • Comprehend the depletion of The Colorado River
  • Learn about the Colorado River Compact of 1922
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