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Hydrology of a natural hardwood forested wetlandAuthor(s): George M. Chescheir; Devendra M. Amatya; R. Wayne Skaggs
Source: Proceedings of the 13th International Peat Congress. After Wise Use – The Future of Peatlands Volume 1 Oral Presentations. Tullamore, Ireland. 8 – 13 June 2008. 468-471.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThis paper documents the hydrology of a natural forested wetland near Plymouth, NC, USA. The research site was located on one of the few remaining, undrained non-riverine, palustrine forested hardwood wetlands on the lower coastal plain of North Carolina. A 137 ha watershed within the 350ha wetland was selected for intensive field study. Water balance components including surface runoff, lateral seepage, soil air volume, rainfall, and evapotranspiration were monitored for a three year period. Water balance closure error over the 36 month period was 5%. The hydrology model DRAINMOD predicted that average annual outflow from the wetland would have been 23.3% of the average annual rainfall (1288 mm) during the 68 year period from 1933 to 2000.
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CitationChescheir, George M.; Amatya, Devendra M.; Skaggs, R. Wayne. 2008. Hydrology of a natural hardwood forested wetland. Proceedings of the 13th International Peat Congress. After Wise Use – The Future of Peatlands Volume 1 Oral Presentations. Tullamore, Ireland. 8 – 13 June 2008. 468-471.
Keywordswater balance, DRAINMOD, flow duration curve
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