For this project, we decided as a group what our broad topic would be and then what the best location for it would be. Each of us had ideas for the topic that would have worked. But we quickly decided to use the issue of water misuse/overuse. Then we decided on Cheney Lake for the location as a nearby water source.
Group projects can be good to work in if everybody has ideas and is willing to work together, or they can be aggravating when nobody can agree or some people don't care or contribute. In this case we discussed and decided everything fairly quickly and without difficulty. I suppose it would have been harder if we continued to do the whole project together since we would have had to split up responsibilities and agreed on more specific details.