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Use of water by riparian vegetation, Cottonwood Wash, Arizona

James E. Bowie

Use of water by riparian vegetation, Cottonwood Wash, Arizona

by James E. Bowie

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Published by Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
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    Subjects:
  • Riparian plants,
  • Water conservation,
  • Evaporation (Meteorology),
  • Phreatophytes,
  • Water requirements

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby James E. Bowie and William Kam ; with a section on vegetation by F. A. Branson and R. S. Aro
    SeriesGeological Survey water-supply paper -- 1858
    ContributionsKam, William, 1922-, Branson, Farrel Allen, 1919-, Aro, R. S., Arizona. State Land Dept., Salt River Valley Water Users" Association
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTC801 .U2 no. 1858
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 62 p. :
    Number of Pages62
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24835079M
    LC Control Number67000320

      ABSTRACT Agricultural land use and degradation of natural vegetation in riparian zones can impair water quality. This study was conducted in seven agricultural watersheds in Ibirubá, RS, Brazil, with the following objectives: identify relationships between concentrations of soluble phosphorus (Psol) and nitrate (NO−3) in surface water and agricultural use of soil and current vegetation . Desert Habitats Desert Riparian Vegetation Structure-- Desert Riparian habitats are characterized as dense groves of low, shrublike trees or tall shrubs to woodlands of small to medium-sized habitats are found adjacent to permanent surface water, such as streams and springs. Usually an abrupt transition occurs between this and adjacent shorter and more open desert habitats.

    • Riparian vegetation stabilizes sediment, thus preventing excessive soil erosion. • Water quality is improved through filtration and trapping of sediment, nutrients and pollutants. • Riparian vegetation tends to prevent the river from down-cutting or cutting a straight path (channeling), thus promoting a . of the water resources available to riparian vegetation is supplied from upstream through the shallow alluvial aquifer that surrounds the Rio Grande. Historically, the MRG floodplain hosted small Rio Grande cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. wislizennii) copses, riverbank cottonwood and Goodding willow (Salix gooddingii).

    The City of Cottonwood is located adjacent to the Verde River at elevations ranging from 3, feet to 3, feet above sea level and experiences a mild climate which, together with its proximity to an abundance of natural amenities such as the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Tuzigoot National Monument and the historic mining. Restoring cottonwood & willow riparian forests A field-calibrated seedling recruitment model for the lower San Joaquin Basin In California’s Central Valley, widespread flow regulation and land development have greatly reduced the extent and sustainability of native cottonwood and willow riparian .


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Use of water by riparian vegetation, Cottonwood Wash, Arizona by James E. Bowie Download PDF EPUB FB2

USE OF WATER BY RIPARIAN VEGETATION, COTTONWOOD WASH, ARIZONA By JAMES E. BOWIE and WILLIAM KAM ABSTRACT The change in water use as a result of the modification of riparian vegetation was measured in Cottonwood Wash, Mohave County, Ariz.

A mile length of the stream channel was selected and divided into a mile upper reach and aCited by: 2. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bowie, James E.

Use of water by riparian vegetation, Cottonwood Wash, Arizona / With a section on Vegetation by F.A. Branson and R.S.

Aro. Use of water by riparian vegetation, Cottonwood Wash, Arizona, [James E. Kam, William, ; Branson, Farrel Allen, ; Aro, R. ; Arizona. ; Salt River Valley Water Users' Association. Bowie] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Prepared in cooperation with the Arizona State Land Department and the Salt River Valley Water Users' : Bowie, James E.

Kam, William, ; Branson, Farrel Allen, ; Aro, R. ; Arizona. ; Salt River Valley Water Users' Association. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hendricks, E. (Ernest LeRoy), Progress report on use of water by riparian vegetation, Cottonwood Wash, Cottonwood Wash.

The change in water use as a result of the modification of riparian vegetation was measured in Cottonwood Wash, Mohave County, Ariz. A mile length of the stream channel was selected and divided into a mile upper reach and a mile lower reach. Measurements of streamflow, ground-water levels, vegetation, and meteorological phenomena in the area defined the use of water by riparian.

Measurements of streamflow, ground-water levels, and meterological data obtained in a mile reach of the flood plain of Cottonwood Wash, Mohave County, Ariz., define the use of water by riparian vegetation in that part of the stream valley.

The computed evapotranspiration loss during the growing season of was acre-feet, which represented about 33 percent of the water that entered. This is the same order of magnitude as estimates of total ET from riparian cottonwood-mesquite woodland of 27–36 million m 3 per year along the San Pedro River in southern Arizona (a km length of river with riparian vegetation covering an area of ha with an average LAI of approximately –similar but slightly smaller.

This report summarizes analyses of riparian system hydrologic requirements and ground-water use detailed in U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report –, “Hydrologic requirements of and consumptive ground-water use by riparian vegetation along the San Pedro River, Arizona,” compiled by J.M.

Leenhouts, J.C. Stromberg, and R.L. Scott. a growing concern over water quality issues. Riparian buffers are one of the most important practices that you can use to help control non-point pollution and improve water quality.

Riparian buffers are the grasses, grass-like, forbs, shrubs, trees or other vegetation growing along streams. These plants control erosion and help. These riparian vegetation characteristics allow the stream and riparian system to better withstand disturbances from high water flow events than those with upland vegetation.

Riparian areas are very important because of their multiple use values (Clary and Booth, ). Riparian vegetation decreases the sediments, nutrients and chemicals that would.

Preservation of vegetation along the urban watercourses within the City of Tucson has been addressed to a varying extent since the early 's with the development of codes, policies and standards protecting riparian vegetation.

Public demands and expectations regarding vegetation preservation along the watercourses has strengthened. The purpose of this document is to provide. riparian vegetation along ephemeral streams in Pima County, with special emphasis on deciduous riparian forests.

Despite the importance of riparian areas in the arid and semi-arid regions of the Western United States, the availability of water to riparian vegetation cannot. Riparian vegetation receives significantly more amount and sources of water and are more adapted to disturbances, particularly flooding, compared to uplands vegetation.

Runoff - The water that runs off the soil's surface when precipitation exceeds the capacity of the ground to absorb it.

canopy dieback in riparian cottonwood and willow have been correlated with steep declines in leaf-level transpi-ration during a single dry year (Scott et al. Horton et al. a, Cooper et al. Nevertheless, there is still a considerable lack of information on how water use and productivity of mature cottonwood and willow.

Bank stabilization and water quality protection. The roots of riparian trees and shrubs help hold streambanks in place, preventing erosion. Riparian vegetation also traps sediment and pollutants, helping keep the water clean. Fish habitat. As dying or uprooted trees fall into the stream, their trunks, root wads, and branches slow the flow of water.

Western riparian ecosystems have important habitat values because it is a wet area in a generally dry landscape and thus support distictive vegetation. During the last century water development and land use practices have massively altered these systems. Use of water by riparian vegetation; Cottonwood Wash, AZ.

role of water in many environmental issues. The book provides a comprehensive review of the current literature associated with water. Using depth to groundwater simulations from the numerical flow model with conceptual models of depths to water necessary for maintenance of riparian vegetation, the GIS analysis predicted a 5- to.

Indirectly, channelization impacts riparian vegetation by lowering the water table (Gordon et al., ) and otherwise altering riparian hydrology. Because channelization reduces the frequency of overbank flow, the adjacent riparian area becomes drier and the connection between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems is severed.

sericea exhibited a superior water-use ability. Under flooded conditions all native riparian species outperformed T.

ramosissima. The results show that the invasive species ssima has a competitive advantage over native species mainly with respect to salt tolerance. native black cottonwood, and branches and tops left from pulp harvests can be converted to pelletized fuel for use in power stations and home heaters.

J.S. Peterson USDA NRCS NPDC @ PLANTS Wildlife: Black cottonwood provides food and cover for a variety of wildlife species, including deer, elk, and beaver.

Large birds use the crowns for nesting.Arizona has had major floods and drought periods (Table ). Figure Arizona streams may have perennial (right) or ephemeral flow (right).

Although floods can have destructive effects by eroding and reshaping channels, they also provide critical overbank deposits in riparian .Arizona Plants Guide. Arizona Living Landscape & Design in Queen creek, San Tan Valley, Gilbert, Chandler, & Mesa AZ Click on the images for larger pictures and details of the plants.

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