Sediment production from forest roads with wheel rutsAuthor(s): Randy B. Foltz; Edward R. Burroughs
Source: In: Riggins, Robert E.; Jones, E. Bruce; Singh, Ranvir; Rechard, Paul A., eds. Watershed planning and analysis in action: Proceedings of the Symposium; Durango, Colorado, July 9-11, 1990. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers. p. 266-275.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionArtificial rainfall was applied to two sets of paired plots 30.5 m long by 1.52 m wide, each set on a different soil type. One plot in each set contained a wheel rut while the other did not. Measurements of water and sediment yield on rutted plots showed sediment production declined with cumulative runoff while unrutted plots did not show a significant sediment depletion. This difference was a result of concentrated flow versus sheet flow.
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Foltz, Randy B.; Burroughs, Edward R. 1990. Sediment production from forest roads with wheel ruts. In: Riggins, Robert E.; Jones, E. Bruce; Singh, Ranvir; Rechard, Paul A., eds. Watershed planning and analysis in action: Proceedings of the Symposium; Durango, Colorado, July 9-11, 1990. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers. p. 266-275.
Keywordssediment, forest roads
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