Water requirements for mesquite (<i>Prosopis juliflora</i>)

TitleWater requirements for mesquite (Prosopis juliflora)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1977
AuthorsTromble J.M.
JournalJournal of Hydrology
Date Published1977
Keywordsmesquite, Prosopis juliflora, water requirements
AbstractEvapotranspiration (ET) determined by different investigators, compared with values determined by the White and Troxell methods, showed that their values provided reasonable estimates and that utilizing diurnal water table fluctuations furnishes a method of computing ET with less than 100% vegetation density. Average daily maximum ET rates for June were calculated and ratios were compared with values from other independent studies. Since ET rates, determined by White and Troxell methods, indicated plausible values of water use when compared to other independent studies, they could be considered index values useful as guidelines for water abstracted by mesquite.