Groundwater characteristics

Impact of Engineered Tree Plantations on Water Transfer Through the Upper Vadose Zone and Implications on Vertical Groundwater Recharge

The main purpose of this paper is to present a case study where soil moisture and rainfall data were evaluated for engineered tree plantations, to understand the potential impact on vertical groundwater recharge. Soil moisture for probes within the tree plantation root zones and reference sites within the same soil types were evaluated, in context to site rainfall patterns. Water transfer from shallow to deeper soil zones for a dataset of 2 years are presented.