Evapotranspiration Zone Interactive Map

Introduction to the Evapotranspiration Map:

 

Simply put, Evapotranspiration (ETo) is the total amount of water lost through evaporation in the soil and transpiration ("breathing") of the plants.  In a drought-prone state, it is of utmost importance to understand this concept and its implications.  Learn more about Evapotranspiration.


Below, start by selecting your ETo zone to perform quick, but accurate, estimates of total water use in your landscape. You'll be amazed how much can be saved with a water-wise landscape!

Map adatped from the "A Guide to Estimating Irrigation Water Needs of Landscape Plantings in California, The Landscape Coefficient Method and WUCOLS III*", University of California Cooperative Extension, California Department of Water Resources, August 2000.


Many thanks to all of those who made this information accessible.