Impacts and benefits lists

An in class brain storm on the first day.

LA Aqueduct 1912 1


  • energy production
  • jobs
  • manufacturing growth
  • water filtration
  • recreational opportunities
  • water conservation
  • water supply by gravity (no pumps)
  • advances in engineering
  • bringing water to where there was none


  • stream channelization
  • fragmented riparian corridor/habitat
  • disrupted wildlife
  • lowering water table
  • dust from Owens Lake creating health issues
  • political conflict
  • tangled water laws
  • vegetation death & decomposition releasing CO2
  • soil erosion

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