Environmental flows

   

Ash Meadows

 

Photo: Ash Meadows (L. Saito)

Environmental flows are water flows in terms of quantity, timing, and quality required to sustain the ecological integrity of ecosystems including the human livelihoods and well-being that depend on these ecosystems.

Nevada has many groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs) throughout the state that depend on access to water to sustain them. These include springs, wetlands, phreatophytic communities, riparian zones, rivers, and lakes. These ecosystems are important for wildlife and for humans.

 

 

  

Monitoring Drought and Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in the Cloud
Webinar by Dr. Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute
January 18, 2017; Duration 53:55

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