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Stormflow response to roadbuilding and partial cutting in small streams of northern CaliforniaAuthor(s): Robert R. Ziemer
Source: Water Resources Research 17(4): 907-917.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionTo assess the influence of road building and logging on storm flow response, a pair of watersheds were studied at Caspar Creek near Fort Bragg in northern California from 1963 to 1975. Selection cutting and tractor yarding of 85-year-old second-growth redwood and Douglas-fir forest did not significantly affect large peak streamflows. The first streamflow peaks in the fall, however, were increased about 300% after logging. These early fall storms produced small peaks, which had little, if any, hydraulic consequence. The effect of logging on peak flow was best predicted by a variable representing the percentage of the area logged divided by the sequential storm number within the year
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CitationZiemer, Robert R. 1981. Stormflow response to roadbuilding and partial cutting in small streams of northern California. Water Resources Research 17(4): 907-917.
KeywordsPSW4351, Caspar Creek, watershed, Fort Bragg, logging influence, streamflo
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