A progress report: Water conservation by removal of phreatophytes
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 51, Issue 10, pages 684–689, October 1970
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1970), A progress report: Water conservation by removal of phreatophytes, Eos Trans. AGU, 51(10), 684–689, doi:10.1029/EO051i010p00684.(
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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.