Environmental Studies Program



Yuzhe Luo

Date of this Version

Fall 12-1-2017


Environmental Studies Undergraduate Student Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017


Copyright 2017 Yuzhe Luo


The Platte River is one of the largest rivers in Nebraska and serves as a valuable water source to cities along its watershed. Water is essential for both human life and social and economic development. The human body cannot survive without water for more than 3 days, and many industries require water to function. At a regional scale, the total amount of water is relatively constant, which means if some water sources were contaminated there will be less water available to use.