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Effect of Watershed Cover on Overland Flow from a Major Storm in Southwestern WisconsinAuthor(s): Richard S. Sartz
Source: Research Note NC-82. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionA runoff study in the Driftless Area showed that both total flow and peak rate of flow from a 3-hour, 4-inch rain were strongly affected by the watershed cover. Peak flows ranged from 2.42 inches per hour for alfalfa meadow to 0.010 inch per hour for undisturbed forested watersheds was surprisingly similar.
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CitationSartz, Richard S. 1969. Effect of Watershed Cover on Overland Flow from a Major Storm in Southwestern Wisconsin. Research Note NC-82. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordswatershed cover, overland flow, runoff
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