Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): W.B. Summer; C. Rhett Jackson; D. Jones; M. Miwa
    Date: 2006
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 387-391
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: View PDF  (325 KB)

    Description

    Properly established streamside management zones (SMZs) reduce potential impacts of timber harvesting on stream hydro-period and sediment fluxes. Effects of upland silvicultural practices on stream hydrology and effects of partial harvesting within SMZs on water quality are not well documented. The objectives of this study are to determine the effects of these forest practices on hydrology and sediment export of first-order streams. The study design includes two reference and two treatment watersheds. After 29 months of baseline data collection, the treatment watersheds were harvested, except for SMZs, which were divided into upper and lower sections. The upper section remained as an intact SMZ, while the lower section was thinned to 50 square feet of basal area per acre. Flow and sediment concentrations were continuously monitored at the outlet of treatment and control watersheds. Sediment data has not been analyzed in time for this conference. Twenty-nine months of pretreatment flow data and 12 months of post-treatment data will be discussed in addition to results of breakthrough and windthrow surveys.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Summer, W.B.; Jackson, C. Rhett; Jones, D.; Miwa, M. 2006. Dry creek long-term watershed study: effects of timber harvest on hydrology and sediment export in headwater streams in Southwest Georgia. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 387-391

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/23423