Upper Rio Grande Basin Evapotranspiration

Color photograph from the Upper Rio Grande Basin

Detailed Description

Evapotranspiration (ET), the combination of evaporation from wet soils and water bodies, as well as transpiration through plants, is the primary way water is lost from the Upper Rio Grande Basin. A U.S. Geological Survey study looking at consumptive water use in the basin uses satellite data to quantify where and when ET occurs. 


Image Dimensions: 640 x 400

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Location Taken: US