The map that I drew reflects my town, Olathe, Kansas, which is just outside of Kansas City, Kansas. Being at the center of the country, there aren’t any huge bodies of water surrounding us, so rivers, ponds, and smaller lakes are the major key water features around my home. A majority of the ponds and lakes found in my state are impoundments, which means they’ve been created with artificial barriers. All three of the bodies of water that I depicted in my drawing are impounded, Lake Olathe, the Lake of the Ozarks, and Kansas River. These lakes and rivers have large economic benefits as they help to develop industries such as fisheries. They also contribute largely to the tourism industry as they enhance natural beauty and provide recreational activities. Specifically the Lake of the Ozarks, is a prime spot for tourism in the Midwest which attracts families and individuals of all ages, usually from the Kansas and Missouri area. At the time of its construction, the Lake of the Ozarks was actually the largest manmade lake in the United States and one of the largest in the world. It was originally created with the purpose of providing hydroelectric power for the customers of Union Electric, but rapidly transformed into a significant tourist destination. As the smaller cities and its people in the Midwest started to grow and come together, this resulted in even more development for the tourist industry.However, in Delta Urbanisms, “the merging of these growing cities into one large metropolis was considered a threat to social harmony”. National policy was attempting to balance its economic and demographic growth as well as controlling the size and the development of its cities in the Randstad. But similarly, just like in Amsterdam, “water continues to shape the landscape and its development” in my town, and the Midwest as a whole. By helping to stimulate economic growth and enriching the quality of life for the area, even these small bodies of water play a large role in shaping my city and its people.