Give key locations descriptions of the Mojave Desert
-Located in the USA
-Located in the state of Arizona
What type of human activity is present in the Mojave Desert
How is mining perform in the Mojave Desert
-Minerals such as coal and copper are mined there
How is tourism perform in the Mojave Desert
-People go the desert to enjoy mountain scenery such as the Grand Canyon
-People also go the Las Vegas, Neveda as it is the gambling and entertainment capital of the USA
How is HEP perform in the Mojave Desert
-The Colorado River has many dams and reservoirs.
-The water is used for farming and in tourist cities.
-Some dams can become a tourist attraction in themselves (e.g Hoover Dam).
How is commercial farming perform in the Mojave Desert
-They usually grow wheat and cotton and it is irrigated from the Colorado River.
What challenges do they face in the Mojave Desert
-Las Vegas is using millions of tons of water
-Commercial Farming ranches using large amounts of water to water the cotton and wheat plants
-Retirement villages are also using large amounts of water to fill pools and water lawns
How do the deal with these challenges?
-The Clark County Water Reclamation District helps filter wast water into fresh water, putting less strain on the river
-Water is heavily taxed, making people use less water.
-Water quotas have been introduced for farms