Our new paper in the Journal of Environmental Management, led by Dr. Chris Dillis, explores seasonal patterns of water use by cannabis in Northern California. Read the paper here!
Water Use vs. Water Extraction. Overall monthly water use estimates (A) are plotted along with monthly water extraction estimates, based on source type and storage type (B–D). Model estimates are provided for median farm size (cultivation area = 1098 m2). Dashed lines depict 95% confidence intervals for the mean estimate. Farms reporting aseasonal water sources in combination with ponds for storage are omitted from this figure as they represented less than 2% of all observations.