Impact of Shallow Groundwater on Evapotranspiration Losses from Uncultivated Land in an Irrigated River Valley

@inproceedings{Niemann2011ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of Shallow Groundwater on Evapotranspiration Losses from Uncultivated Land in an Irrigated River Valley},
  author={Jeffrey D. Niemann and Brandon M. Lehman and Timothy K. Gates and Niklas Hallberg and A. W. Elhaddad},
  year={2011}
}
In many agricultural regions of the West, decades of intensive irrigation have produced shallow water tables under not only cultivated fields but also the nearby uncultivated land. It is possible that the high water tables under the uncultivated lands are substantially increasing evapotranspiration (ET) rates, which would represent an unnatural and potentially nonbeneficial consumptive use. The objective of this paper is to quantify loss of water that occurs from uncultivated lands in a… CONTINUE READING