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PostPosted: September 13th, 2010, 10:04 am 
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1971 to 2005

Renewable water resources have declined in Southern Canada over the past three decades. From 1971 to 2004, water yield in Southern Canada, the area in which 98% of the population lives, fell by an average of 3.5 cubic kilometres a year.

This annual loss is equivalent to the water contained in 1.4 million Olympic-size swimming pools, and almost as much water as was supplied to Canada's entire residential population in 2005. This represents an overall loss of 8.5% of the water yield in Southern Canada over the 34-year period.
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The supply of freshwater, or Canada's renewable freshwater resources, is represented by water yield. Water yield is the amount of freshwater derived from unregulated flow measurements for a given geographic area over a defined period of time and is an estimate of the renewable water. Southern Canada is delineated by the North-line which separates Canada into two regions based on 16 social, biotic, economic and climatic variables (see map). Southern Canada, the portion of Canada below this line, has an area of almost 2.6 million square kilometres, is home to the majority of Canadians, and is where most economic activity takes place.

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Makes you wonder why we are losing the ability to protect these watersheds..... :cry:
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PostPosted: September 13th, 2010, 3:06 pm 
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Because water that is not being traded for money has no value in our society.... :evil:

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Makes you wonder why we are losing the ability to protect these watersheds..... :cry:
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