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X-DRAIN and XDS: a simplified road erosion prediction methodAuthor(s): William J. Elliot; David E. Hall; S. R. Graves
Source: Paper no. 987024. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 15 p
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionTo develop a simple road sediment delivery tool, the WEPP program modeled sedimentation from forest roads for more than 50,000 combinations of distance between cross drains, road gradient, soil texture, distance from stream, steepness of the buffer between the road and the stream, and climate. The sediment yield prediction from each of these runs was stored in a data file. Two computer interfaces were developed to access the results either from a Windows operating system or over the Internet. Methods are presented to apply these results to road planning and environmental analysis.
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CitationElliot, William J.; Hall, David E.; Graves, S. R. 1998. X-DRAIN and XDS: a simplified road erosion prediction method. Paper no. 987024. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 15 p
KeywordsWater Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP), roads, erosion prediction, interface
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