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Handling Your Water Crisis: Finding New Supplies of Water DLESE Reviewed Collection
Finding water for growing urban areas and agricultural use is a major problem in most regions. This site provides the user with the opportunity to examine many of the options available to communities to expand their water resources base, as well as the pros and cons of each option. Specifically, the activity focuses on the following options: dam a river and create a reservoir to store water, dig more wells to tap ground water, build more water towers to store water, or build a new wastewater-treatment plant to recycle wastewater.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-213
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey Water Resources