Thursday, April 25, 2024

04.25.2024 - Environmental Studies - Diving in to rivers.

 California Rivers - Day 1 - 

Please complete this ON PAPER and place your work in the “in” box.

  1. Name five MAJOR California rivers.

2.  Name five MAJOR dams in California.

3.  When was the Hetch Hetchy (O’Shaughnessy Dam) complete?

4.  What were two major arguments FOR the construction of the O’Shaughnessy Dam?

5.  What were two arguments AGAINST the construction of the O’Shaughnessy Dam?

6.  What is YOUR opinion on the damming of Hetch Hetchy?

7.  REASEaRCH:  Name an animal that depends upon a California river. (Beaver, bear, trout, salmon, etc.)

Give the Scientific name and the common name of your animal. 

Draw a picture of your animal.

Describe the diet and life style of your animal. (Aquatic? Carnivorous? etc.)

Write a few sentences, beneath your picture, of how your animal has been affected by a dam in California. (EVERY animal that is connected with a river in California has been affected, somehow, by the dam. Dive in and do the reading and research on-line.)

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