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Product No. HiMAP Pull-Out Supplementary Print Price: FREE with membership


Darien Lauten, Pat Taylor

Mathematics Topic:
Algebra, Geometry
Application Areas:

| ©1999 Consortium 69 | 8 pages |

Colorado relies on a series of reservoirs for its water needs. An accurate measure of rainfall is essential for predicting possible shortages.

To make these estimations on a cost effective basis, the Colorado State Water Agency sets up water gauges at various locations and estimates the total state rainfall. The activities in this issue’s Pull- Out section explore the question “How should a state, such as Colorado, use its existing rain gauges to estimate rainfall for the entire state, or to estimate the rainfall at a location that does not have a gauge?”