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Evapotranspiration Studies in Nevada

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Mike Moreo
Hydrologist
Phone: (702) 564-4625
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Nevada Water Science Center
160 N. Stephanie St.
Henderson, NV 89074

 

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Diamond Valley North

Site identification: 394212116025801

Study contact: Mary Tumbusch

ET Data

Annual ET reported (in inches):

Study period: 5/24/07 - 9/30/13

Days recorded: from 5/24/07 to

 

Measurement method: Bowen ratio

Data: Download from NWISWeb

Graph of ET data

Location information

Latitude,
in decimal degrees
Longitude,
in decimal degrees
Altitude
39.70333333 -116.0494444 5800

 

ET Source Area

Medium-to-high-density cover of primarily greasewood

 

Study Information

Four micrometeorological stations were established in the Diamond Valley study area to estimate net evapotranspiration in various land-use types. At each station, ground-water levels and precipitation volumes were collected. This data will be used to characterize annual variability in net evapotranspiration. Net evapotranspiration is total evapotranspiration minus precipitation and includes direct evaporation of soil moisture and shallow ground water, and transpiration by phreatophytic vegetation. A fifth station was deployed in north Diamond Valley in the summer of 2009 to provide estimates of net evapotranspiration in a large discharging playa.

 

Study Publication: Ongoing Study

 

 

 

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