Optimal well field design for reducing phreatophyte uptake losses
AuthorNelson, Gregory A.
KeywordsPhreatophytes -- Gila River Basin (N.M. and Ariz.)
Water conservation -- Gila River Basin (N.M. and Ariz.)
Evapotranspiration -- Gila River Basin (N.M. and Ariz.)
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA two-dimensional, finite difference model was used to simulate the lowering of the water table below a floodplain in order to affect water conservation by reducing phreatophyte transpiration. Evapotranspiration capture percentages and unit water costs associated with alternative well network designs were calculated in order to determine those factors which are most important in designing an evapotranspiration capture project.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Hydrology and Water Resources