Importance of Phreatophytes in Water Supply

by C.B. Thompson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 1, Pg. 1-17

Document Type: Journal Paper


Salt cedar (tamarisk) is dominant type of 80 different species of phreatophytes that infest 17,000,000 acres of land and waste 25,000, 000 acre-ft of water in western United States; paper describes its occurrence and spread over 440,000 acres in New Mexico; water use and methods of eradication and control discussed. (23 refs.)

Subject Headings: Salt water | Water supply | Recycling | Developing countries | Water use | United States | New Mexico

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