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Formative Assessment 1: Sustaining Las Vegas
Answer each question in 2-3 complete sentences. Consider each question carefully and be sure to provide a complete answer.
Is Nevada's Colorado River allocation of 300,000 acre-feet per year enough to sustain 2 million residents? How much would be needed, if you assume the "Standard" rule of thumb, one acre-foot per year per family of four? Calculate how much water you would expect 2 million residents to use based on the standard. How do you suppose Las Vegas manages to support its population?
Submitting Your Answers
Bring your written answers to class. If they are hand-written, be sure your writing is legible. If your handwriting is not clear, please type and print your answers.
Scoring and Rubric
Each answer will earn a maximum of 5 points, as described in the rubric below.
|Work Shown||Possible Points|
|Answer reflects careful consideration of the question||2|
|Answer is appropriate in length||1|
|Answer is legible||1|
|Answer given in complete sentences, correct spelling and grammar||1|