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    Author(s): W. M. Johnson; C. H. Niederhof
    Date: 1941
    Source: Journal of Forestry. 39: 854-858.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The fact that plant cover influences run-off, erosion, and infiltration has been firmly established by past research. Only under a few special conditions, however, has the degree of this influence been determined quantitatively. The study reported in this article was undertaken to secure a usable measure of this quantitative relationship, and to provide data for watershed management in the mountains of Colorado. With the use of small plots, results have been secured which evaluate plant cover as a watershed factor and at the same time demonstrate that under certain circumstances, soil conditions may overshadow and nullify the effects of vegetation.

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    Johnson, W. M.; Niederhof, C. H. 1941. Some relationships of plant cover to run-off, erosion, and infiltration on granitic soils. Journal of Forestry. 39: 854-858.


    plant cover, erosion, soil, watershed management

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