Remote sensing assessments of consumptive use of agricultural water in Western Slope of Colorado
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The Western Slope of Colorado is drained by Colorado River and its tributaries, which are facing increased pressure on their water resources due to prolonged droughts and increasing demands. While water is a limited resource, agriculture uses more than half of the total diverted water in the area. In such a scenario, agricultural water can be a likely supply for water conservation and sharing. The quantification of precise amount of water consumed by agricultural crops, or, consumptive use, is crucial for water sharing under temporary water sharing arrangements like water banks. Remote Sensing ...