Hot Deserts Case Study :Mojave Deserts Flashcards


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1

Give key locations descriptions of the Mojave Desert

-Located in the USA
-Located in the state of Arizona

2

What type of human activity is present in the Mojave Desert

Mining
Tourism
HEP
Commercial Farming

3

How is mining perform in the Mojave Desert

-Minerals such as coal and copper are mined there
-Example: Grants,Bingham

4

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

5

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).

6

How is commercial farming perform in the Mojave Desert

-They usually grow wheat and cotton and it is irrigated from the Colorado River.

7

What challenges do they face in the Mojave Desert

Water Supply
-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

8

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