Final Quiz 3

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Madalyn Geuke
Quiz by Madalyn Geuke, updated more than 1 year ago
Madalyn Geuke
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Question 1

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Under western water rights, who gets the water in times of drought?
Answer
  • Limited supply shared by all
  • Cities
  • Based on who established the water right first in time
  • Farmers

Question 2

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From a historical perspective, what is the multi-year drought cycle in Colorado’s weather pattern?
Answer
  • A multi-year drought about every 50 years
  • A multi-year drought about every 20 years
  • A multi-year drought about every 100 years
  • A multi-year drought about every 10 years

Question 3

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What is the primary reason that many cities have routine schedules for landscape irrigation (like odd/even day watering schedules)?
Answer
  • To spread water use over a broader period
  • To conserve water
  • Due to the high cost of water
  • Water shortages

Question 4

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Which best describes western water rights?
Answer
  • Water is like air; we all have a right to it.
  • Water is a public commodity, owned by the government.
  • Water is a deeded commodity that can be bought, sold, or leased, like a car or a home.
  • Water is part of the rights in owing land.

Question 5

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What percentage of Colorado’s water supply is used for landscape irrigation?
Answer
  • 25-40%
  • 3-5%
  • 7-10%
  • 50-75%

Question 6

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During the summer irrigation season, what percent of a typical community’s water supply is used for landscape irrigation?
Answer
  • 25% to 50%
  • 50% to 75%
  • 10% to 25%
  • 75% to 90%

Question 7

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In a precipitation rate (catch can) test, how long would the sprinklers run if five cans were used in the test?
Answer
  • 10 minutes
  • 60 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • 12 minutes

Question 8

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In evaluating a dry spot in the lawn, what does it indicate if the amount of water in the cans on the green area is significantly more than in the cans on the dry spot?
Answer
  • Dry spot caused by turf insects.
  • Sprinkler system is a fault.
  • Problem is not irrigation related.
  • Dry spot caused by soil compaction.

Question 9

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Which is NOT a routine management criteria for water wise irrigation?
Answer
  • Watering bluegrass at 80% ET
  • Adjusting heads to vertical
  • Watering at night
  • Know the precipitation rate for each zone

Question 10

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Along Colorado’s Front Range, what is the typical water requirement (rain plus irrigation) for cool season lawns in July and August?
Answer
  • 0.5 inches /week
  • 2.0 inches/week
  • 1.5 inches/week
  • 1.0 inches/week

Question 11

Question
Which is NOT a routine management criteria for water wise irrigation?
Answer
  • Routine adjustment on radius or throw
  • Deep, infrequent watering
  • Know the precipitation rate for each zone
  • Turning off sprinklers during rain events
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