EPSC 181 Lecture 19: Lecture 20

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Methane is more potent as a greenhouse gas compared to carbon dioxide. Stagnant water in tropical places will emit methane rather than. ~200,000 people were evacuated because of potential dam failure. The cumulative precipitation was estimated to be higher than ever before april 1 (the precipitation end date) The dam was going to overflow because of the amount of precipitation. They allowed the water to be released by the emergency spillway, which was also erosive. The mistake was made in the original engineering, the second mistake was not inspecting and correcting the original engineering and the third mistake was not anticipating the damage that could occur from a rainy year. Now california is in a very dry year, potentially a drought. Drought for los angeles, phoenix, tucson, salt lake and. Snow is what feeds the rivers, so the rivers are low rivers are low. Typically get water from colorado river, but it"s relatively dry.

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