Tamarisk as an Edge Species in
Elephant Butte Reservoir, New Mexico
Geographic focus: USA / Elephant Butte Reservoir, New Mexico
Date completed: 2002
Tamarisk is an invasive alien species that has infested most riparian regions in the desert southwestern United States. The plant is poses a threat to low moisture environments because it can consume up to 200 gallons of water a day. Eric Dust, a student at New Mexico State University, used remote sensing and GIS to assess the density and distribution of tamarisk growing around Elephant Butte Reservoir.
Topics / keywords: Land Use; Water Availability
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