Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Phreatophytes - Control 'em Or Not!
I will admit the majority of reports are in the camp of "..clear the water-robbing suckers out of the way, man..", but I'm not so sure. It is an expensive procedure that requires a lot of maintenace and follow-up for a long time. I guess I'm looking for the definitive compendium on phreatophytes, water supply, species impacts and habitat changes associated with this practice - taking into account the various climate regions, soil regimes, runoff ranges and whatever else is likely to affect these relationships.
BTW, this is another of the water conservation efforts Nebraska is proposing to do in the Republican River Compact area to placate Kansas. 'nuf said.