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Defining thresholds to protect groundwater-dependent vegetation

The use of widely available groundwater and remote sensing data allows the identification of depth to groundwater thresholds to maintain water-dependent vegetation health.

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Fig. 1: Overview of the use of normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and depth to groundwater (DTG) to define DTG thresholds to limit impacts to groundwater-dependent vegetation following Rohde and colleagues11.


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Irvine, D.J., Crabbe, R.A. Defining thresholds to protect groundwater-dependent vegetation. Nat Water 2, 306–307 (2024).

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