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Uses of Soil-Vegetation Survey Information in Watershed Management1


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  1. Vol. 21 No. 1, p. 112-114
    Received: Oct 24, 1955
    Accepted: July 30, 1956

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  1. P. B. Rowe and
  2. E. A. Colman2



Managing land for purposes of flood and erosion control and for maximum yield of usable water requires, among other things, knowledge of the hydrologic properties of soil in particular areas. Such knowledge can be obtained in the course of soil-vegetation surveys if the surveys are planned to provide the needed kinds of information. This paper discusses the kinds of information required, and points out the need for improved methods of measuring the hydrologic characteristics of soils. In addition, it describes the hydrologic properties of three wild land soils in Mendocino County, California, and interprets these properties in terms of some of their watershed management implications.

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