2011: Year at a Glance

The Problem

Colorado River Water: Good to the Last Acre-Foot

This problem asked teams to use mathematical modeling and analysis to estimate the impact of the twelve-year drought that has affected water resources and power generation in the Southwestern US. The problem called for teams to assess hydrologic implications over the next five years, while factoring in the region’s economic and political make-up.

summa cum laude winner: $20,000

Pine View School, Team #481, Osprey, Florida
Solution paper: Colorado River Water: Good to the last Acre-Foot
Coach: Ann Hankinson
Students: Caroline Bowman, Patrick Braga, Anthony Grebe, Alex Kiefer, Jason Oettinger