Transcript for scene 31 of the video " Water Crisis: Healing the Colorado River - part 1" by Rolf Witzsche  

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A trifle of the 160 feet-deep pool of water

Let's apply this comparison to the Colorado River system. As I said before, the Colorado River is made up of the sum total of all the rain falling over a catchments basin 280,000 square kilometers in size. 

We wouldn't need more than a trifle of the 160 feet-deep pool of water in the atmosphere to restore the Colorado River. A few inches of extra rain drawn from the atmosphere, spaced out across a year, would restore the health of the river system with amply left over for increased agricultural development, in spite of the drought.

 

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