Table 3: Comparative results of the measurements of the study catchment water balance between the former Eucalyptus plantation (2002–2008) and the first two years of the new plantation (2008–2010). The water year runs from August through September. : annual precipitation. : annual water yield. : catchment scale evapotranspiration.

Water year (mm) (mm) (mm)

2002-20031150206943
2003-2004(*)
2004-20051202225978
2005-200612761461130
2006-200713102191091
2007-2008(**)16012371364

Average for the period13082071101

2008-200915533131240
2009-20101716767949
2010-201115374201107

Average for the period16025001099

(*) Data from this water year was dropped because of electronic equipment failure. (**) The harvesting of the former plantation was carried out in July (dry season) of 2008, immediately followed by the new planting.