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Keyword: Snake River Plain

Bromus tectorum expansion and biodiversity loss on the Snake River Plain, southern Idaho, USA

Publications Posted on: June 06, 2012
The Snake River Plain forms a 6 million ha arc-shaped depression across southern Idaho. Basalt flows, fresh water sediments, loess and volcanic deposits cover its surface. Elevation increases eastward from 650 to 2,150 m altitude. Climate is semi-arid with annual precipitation ranging from 150 to 400 mm, arriving primarily in winter and spring.