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


    Hillslope soil erosion on watershed landscapes can lower the productivity of upland sites and adversely impact water quality and downstream (off-site) areas. It is not surprising, therefore, that excessive soil erosion and the consequent sedimentation can represent significant costs to the land and people that are affected. The first known estimates of hillslope soil erosion rates on a watershed-basis in the oak savannas of the southwestern borderland region of the United States have been obtained on the Cascabel Watersheds. Initial estimates of soil erosion rates following the monsoon season of 2004 were reported by Ffolliott et al. (2005) and more complete annual estimates are presented in this paper. Comparable measurements will be made following prescribed burning treatments on the watersheds (Gottfried and Edminster 2005) to evaluate the impact of prescribed fire on hillslope soil erosion rates.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to 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.


    Kauffman, Aaron T.; Stropki, Cody L.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gottfried, Gerald J.; Neary, Daniel G. 2007. Hillslope erosion rates in the oak savannas of the southwestern borderlands region. Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest. 37: 15-18.


    hillslope soil erosion rates, watershed landscapes, oak savannas, southwestern borderlands, Cascabel Watersheds

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page