Evapotranspiration from the flood plain of a major river depletes the water contributed from upstream areas of the watershed. This depletion can be significant in arid regions where water supplies are inadequate. Phreatophyte control offers a method of reducing the evapotranspiration and thus increases the water available to downstream users. This control is achieved by removing the woody phreatophytes and replacing them with grasses having a lower consumptive use.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||A progress report: Water conservation by removal of phreatophytes|
|Series title||Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union|
|Publisher||American Geophysical Union|
|Other Geospatial||Gila River, San Carlos Apache tribal lands|
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