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Riparian evapotranspiration in Nebraska

January 1, 2013

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.

Publication Year 2013
Title Riparian evapotranspiration in Nebraska
DOI 10.3133/fs20133106
Authors Brent M. Hall, David L. Rus
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2013-3106
Index ID fs20133106
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Nebraska Water Science Center