Riparian Habitats and Reclaimed Water in Tucson: A Battle for Rights

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Title:
Riparian Habitats and Reclaimed Water in Tucson: A Battle for Rights
Author:
Boisvert, Wesley George
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Water scarcity is a major problem in Arizona. The state as well as the western United States in general is reliant on the Colorado River for its supply of water. A long history of water development and law has shaped the current situation. There are many different water users that compete for a share of the limited water supply. With Arizona's rapidly growing population municipal water use has increased. Because of this the hunt has begun to find additional water to meet the needs. Unfortunately, one sector where water may be taken from in the environment. The Santa Cruz River in Tucson has riparian areas that are kept going because of reclaimed wastewater that is discharge into the river. Without this water the riparian areas will disappear. Finding water for all of the different use sectors is proving to be a difficult dilemma.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Geography
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleRiparian Habitats and Reclaimed Water in Tucson: A Battle for Rightsen_US
dc.creatorBoisvert, Wesley Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoisvert, Wesley Georgeen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWater scarcity is a major problem in Arizona. The state as well as the western United States in general is reliant on the Colorado River for its supply of water. A long history of water development and law has shaped the current situation. There are many different water users that compete for a share of the limited water supply. With Arizona's rapidly growing population municipal water use has increased. Because of this the hunt has begun to find additional water to meet the needs. Unfortunately, one sector where water may be taken from in the environment. The Santa Cruz River in Tucson has riparian areas that are kept going because of reclaimed wastewater that is discharge into the river. Without this water the riparian areas will disappear. Finding water for all of the different use sectors is proving to be a difficult dilemma.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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