An accounting system for water and consumptive use along the Colorado River, Hoover Dam to Mexico

Water Supply Paper 2407
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Abstract

An accounting system for estimating and distributing consumptive use of water by vegetation to water users was developed for the Colorado River to meet the requirements of a U.S. Supreme Court decree and used with data from calendar year 1984. The system is based on a water-budget method to estimate total consumptive use by vegetation which is apportioned to agricultural users by using percentages of total evapotranspiration by vegetation estimated from digital-image analysis of satellite data.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title An accounting system for water and consumptive use along the Colorado River, Hoover Dam to Mexico
Series title Water Supply Paper
Series number 2407
DOI 10.3133/wsp2407
Edition -
Year Published 1996
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. G.P.O. ; For sale by the U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services,
Description viii, 94 p. :ill., maps (some col.) ;28 cm.; 3 plates in pocket