Riparian evapotranspiration in Nebraska

Fact Sheet 2013-3106
Prepared in cooperation with the Central Platte Natural Resources District
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With increasing demands being placed on the water resources of Nebraska, characterizing evapotranspiration (ET) from riparian vegetation has gained importance to water users and managers. This report summarizes and compares the results from several studies of the ET from cottonwood-dominated riparian forests, riparian grasslands, and common reed, Phragmites australis, in Nebraska. Reported results show that the highest seasonal ET amounts were associated with Phragmites australis, followed by riparian forests, with riparian grasslands experiencing the lowest total ET of the studied vegetation communities.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Riparian evapotranspiration in Nebraska
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2013-3106
DOI 10.3133/fs20133106
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Nebraska Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country United States
State Nebraska
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