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Fill slope erosion from forest roadsAuthor(s): J. G. King
Source: Paper No. PNW-79-404. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 12 p.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionFirst year erosion from fill slopes ranged from 5.1 to 9.9 cubic feet per 100 feet of road. Approximately 50 percent of the eroded material was deposited within 20 feet of the toe of fill slope. However, material was transported as far downslope as 437 feet. The placement of filter windows on the fill slopes proved effective in minimizing material leaving the fill slope.
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CitationKing, J. G. 1979. Fill slope erosion from forest roads. In: Proceedings of the 34th Meeting, Pacific Northwest Region, American Society of Agricultural Engineers; 1979 October 3-5; Boise, ID. Paper No. PNW-79-404. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 12 p.
Keywordsfill slope erosion, forest roads
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