How Many People Can an Aquifer Support?
ES1406  How Many People Can the Denver Basin Aquifer Support?

The graph below shows the average annual precipitation at a point in the mountains above the Denver Basin for 1906 through 2000. The red line shows the average trend of the data.

  !   Examine the graph, then click the button to compare the average annual precipitation with the water level of the aquifer.

Data from NWS

5. How does the graph of precipitation compare to the decline in water level in the aquifer through the 1900s?


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