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Evapotranspiration Studies in Nevada

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Desert shrub

Site identification: 392935119251201

Study contact: Carl Thodal

ET Data

Annual ET reported (in inches): 11.5

Study period: 10/01/01 - 9/30/02

Days recorded: 668 from 1/01/01 to 10/31/02


Measurement method: Bowen ratio

Data: Download from NWISWeb

Graph of ET data

Location information

in decimal degrees
in decimal degrees
39.4930555556 -119.42 5200


Photo of ET site


ET Source Area

Non-phreatophytic perennial grasses and sagebrush, and bare soil


Study Information

Non-phreatophytic ET was estimated using data measured at two micrometeorological stations at altitudes of about 5,000 and 6,000 ft by using the Bowen-ratio method. The lower altitude site was established in a desert-shrub plant community typical of 66 percent of the area and the higher altitude site was in a pinion-juniper forest typical of 17 percent of the area. Total ET during water year 2002 was 11.5 in/yr at the pinion-juniper site and 11.7 in/yr at the desert-shrub site.


Study Publication: SIR2006-5010




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