1. Science
  2. Earth sciences
  3. 4 it has been estimated that riparian trees in southern...

Question: 4 it has been estimated that riparian trees in southern...

Question details

4. It has been estimated that riparian trees in southern Arizona can transpire at least 2 meters of groundwater per unit area (i.e. 2m/m2) over the period of one year. This represents a potentially significant loss of groundwater to the atmosphere. If such losses occurred along the riparian area of the San Pedro River which is 100 kilometers long and an average of 2 kilometers wide: A. Estimate the annual loss of groundwater in cubic meters B. If the water loss could be prevented (i.e. transpiration by these plants eliminated), how many people could be supported with this water over a one-year period? The per capita domestic water use in the area is 0.25 cubic meters (m3) per day.

Solution by an expert tutor
Blurred Solution
This question has been solved
Subscribe to see this solution