Consumptive Use and Water Waste by Phreatophytes

by H.F. Blaney,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 3, Pg. 37-46

Document Type: Journal Paper


Phreatophytes are vigorous, water-loving plants ranging from small natural vegetation to large saltcedar and cottonwood trees; saltcedar and cottonwoods use from 50 to 100% more water than most agricultural crops; in California and New Mexico about 25 to 50% of consumptive use by these plants may be saved by elimination of saltcedar and cottonwoods.

Subject Headings: Water use | Recycling | Trees | Salt water | Water conservation | Irrigation water | Crops | Developing countries | United States | California | New Mexico

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