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Hydroelectric Power Plants in California - Shasta Dam, Folsom Dam, Isabella Dam, Parker Dam, Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, Oroville Dam (Paperback) Loot Price: R388
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Hydroelectric Power Plants in California - Shasta Dam, Folsom Dam, Isabella Dam, Parker Dam, Folsom Powerhouse State Historic...
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Hydroelectric Power Plants in California - Shasta Dam, Folsom Dam, Isabella Dam, Parker Dam, Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, Oroville Dam (Paperback)

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Chapters: Shasta Dam, Folsom Dam, Isabella Dam, Parker Dam, Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, Oroville Dam, Castaic Dam, Pine Flat Dam, Friant Dam, California State Water Project, Trinity Dam, San Luis Dam, Volta Powerhouses. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 51. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Shasta Dam - California's Central Valley extends nearly 500 miles (800 km) from the Sacramento River in the north to the San Joaquin River in the south. Development of the region by non-Native Americans began in earnest after gold was discovered in 1848, and can be characterized by three overlapping stages of agricultural progress. It began with cattle ranching, followed by dry farming of grain, and presently the specialized and heavily irrigated farming practices of today. While demand for water remains high, average rainfall can fluctuate significantly throughout the Central Valley, ranging from as few as five inches (127 mm) annually in the south to as many as 30 inches (760 mm) in the north. Furthermore, greater than 75 percent of the yearly precipitation occurs in the five months between December and April, making it difficult to sustain crops during the summer months. "Agriculture in the Central Valley prove almost as much a gamble as prospecting for gold. When nature cast the die, the roll literally result in flood or famine." Complicating matters further, the northern end of the valley faces issues of salinity control. At certain times during the year, saltwater from San Francisco Bay can move inland during high-tides, making water unusable for irrigation and other industries. As a result, in the interests of creating a sustained, year-round supply of water, as well as controlling salinity of the Central Valley's freshwater, federal legislature for the Central Valley Project (C...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=741511

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-62358-0
Barcode: 9781155623580
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LSN: 1-155-62358-4

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