Water Use by Naturally Occurring Vegetation

by Eldon L. Johns, Bureau of Reclamation, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action


A new publication is available to aid the practicing hydrologist or engineer in estimating the water use of naturally occurring plants. It serves as a general introduction to the subject and as a basic reference document. It will enable users to narrow their background and data gathering effort quickly and easily. Pertinent references were screened primarily for water use and brought together in an indexed annotated bibliography. The indexes include: author, common name species, and scientific name species. The report identifies significant research and the range of expected annual water use for a wide range of plants including riparian, forest and range types. The geographic area covered is basically the conterminous 17 Western States. Copies of the report can be ordered from the society.

Subject Headings: Water use | Vegetation | Hydrology | High-rise buildings | Riparian water | Forests | Agriculture | Water supply | United States

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