Fact Sheet 2013–3106
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.
First posted December 31, 2013
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Hall, B.M., and Rus, D.L., 2013, Riparian evapotranspiration in Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3106, 4 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20133106.
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