Watershed Connections: Yuma
Quick facts about the Yuma water situation from the Blue Planet expedition.
Wed, Aug 25 2010 at 1:08 PM
Photo: © 2010 Blue Legacy - Ali Sanderson
1. Yuma is possibly the hottest city in the U.S. with temperatures in July regularly reaching 107 Fahrenheit (like today!).
2. Agriculture is the basis of most people’s lives with fruit, vegetables and livestock being the most common crops.
3. The surrounding Yuma desert is one of the harshest in the U.S. with only eight inches of rain annually.
4. Most of the water used here for irrigation and drinking comes from the Colorado River.
—Text by Jocelyn Pederick, Expedition Blog
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