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Table 1 Natural and supplemental rainfall distributions during the cool-season (October–May) rainfall treatments

From: Precipitation quantity and timing affect native plant production and growth of a key herbivore, the desert tortoise, in the Mojave Desert

  Spring-dominant rainfall (2011–2012) Winter-dominant rainfall (2012–2013)
  Natural Supplemental Natural Supplemental
   LOW HIGH   LOW HIGH
  mm mm % mm % mm mm % mm %
OCT 16.0 14.8 19 29.5 19 17.3 14.8 21 29.5 21
NOV 11.9 1.2 8 2.5 6 0.0 14.8 10 29.5 13
DEC 17.3 1.2 11 2.5 8 27.4 7.4 22 14.8 18
JAN 1.3 1.2 1 2.5 2 17.0 7.4 16 14.8 14
FEB 4.1 11.1 9 22.1 11 6.1 7.4 9 14.8 9
MAR 16.0 14.8 19 29.5 19 6.1 7.4 9 14.8 9
APR 25.1 14.8 24 29.5 23 0.5 7.4 5 14.8 7
MAY 0.0 14.8 9 29.5 12 5.3 7.4 8 14.8 9
SUM   73.8   147.6   79.7 74.0   147.8  
Total 91.7 165.6   239.3    153.7   227.5  
  1. The spring-dominant treatments occurred during autumn 2011 through spring 2012. Winter-dominant rainfall treatments occurred during autumn 2012 through spring 2013. Percentages show the total percentage of cool-season rain that fell in a given month, including natural and supplemental rain. Totals represent the total amount of cool-season rain, including natural and supplemental rain in each treatment. Natural rainfall was obtained from WestMap for coordinates 35°27’0 N, 115°23’2 W at http://www.cefa.dri.edu/Westmap/Westmap_home.php on 17 March 2017