Water Conservation Research

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Caltrans Water Conservation Research
Water Conservation Research

Photo of a recent Caltrans study that evaluated minimum water requirements of roadside plants, and identified alternative methods of establishment that required little or no supplemental water from irrigation systems.

Purpose

Caltrans performs research on water conservation to help beter fufill our commitment to being a good steward of California’s limited water resources.

Research

PROVIDING ADEQUATE MOISTURE FOR PLANT ESTABLISHMENT UNDER REDUCED IRRIGATION, 2008

This study evaluates water use requirements for roadside plantings and develops alternative methods for plant establishment on newly constructed sites with less or no supplemental water provided by irrigation.

 

Updated: Aug 1, 2016