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Guadalupe River (California): Quiz


Question 1: However, a major flood control project, designed to control a ________, was supposed to be completed in December, 2004, but is still incomplete, despite expenditures estimated at $350 million.
Extreme value theoryWaterFlood insurance100-year flood

Question 2: According to scientists from the ________, Caspian tern populations in the South Bay are declining at the same time that high levels of mercury are being found in their eggs.
United States Geological SurveyMinerals Management ServiceNational Park ServiceUnited States Fish and Wildlife Service

Question 3: The Guadalupe River is a short river in ________ whose headwater creeks form in the Santa Cruz Mountains near the summit of Loma Prieta and Mount Umunhum.
CaliforniaLos AngelesSan Jose, CaliforniaSacramento, California

Question 4: From here it flows north through San Jose, emptying into the ________ at the Alviso Slough after a traverse of 14 miles (23 km).
San Francisco BaySan Francisco Bay AreaSan Jose, CaliforniaOakland, California

Question 5: Caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia), North America's largest tern, return to the Bay every spring to nest, migrating from as far away as ________.
Colombian armed conflict (1964–present)Valle del Cauca DepartmentQuindío DepartmentColombia

Question 6: ________
Sonoma County, CaliforniaPescadero CreekGuadalupe River (California)List of watercourses in the San Francisco Bay Area

Question 7: It is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in (old) Almadén, ________, and produced mercury that was used to process ore during the Gold Rush.


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