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  1. Vol. 56 No. 1, p. 21-23
    Received: Mar 25, 1963

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Effect of Shoreline Fluctations on Grasses Associated with Upstream Flood Prevention and Watershed Protection1

  1. M. D. Gamble and
  2. Edd D. Rhoades2



Knowledge of inundation tolerance of range and pasture grasses in the Southern Great Plains permits the development of criteria for establishing and managing grasses in the temporary impoundment basins of floodwater-retarding structures. Grasses are listed in 4 major inundation tolerance groups as follows: Very strong—ln excess of 20 days; Strong—10 to 20 days; Moderate—5 to 10 days; and Mild—up to 5 days.

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