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Colorado River question
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HOW THE 50-50 WATER DIVISION PROPOSED BY ARIZONA WOULD WORK OUT Available for Lower Basin per U. S. G. S................... 9,385,000 acre feet For Nevada....................................................300,000 *For Mexico....................................................... 500,000 800,000 800,000 acre feet To be divided equally between Arizona and California 8,585,000 acre feet **Arizona 1,400,000 acres @ 3.07 feet per acre.............. 4,292,500 acre feet California 4,292,500 acre feet 600,000 acre feet for Los Angeles*** 3,692,500 acre feet @ 4 feet per acre=923,000 acres Imperial Valley.............................. 370,000 acres now irrigated Yuma Project (portion in Calif.) 15,000 acres now irrigated Palo Verde......................................... 36,000 acres now irrigated 421,000 Total now irrigated 923,000 acres 421,000 acres 502,000 Additional Acreage for California future irrigation. *Present use in Mexico approximately 1,000,000 acre feet balance will be supplied by return flow. **California water duty 4 feet, and because of return flow Arizona duty 3 feet. ***Los Angeles by using 600,000 acre feet plus her own streams will have sufficient water for ten million population. ***Los Angeles can secure even more water by decreasing irrigable area in California. 5

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