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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Prediction of Water Yields from Agricultural Watersheds1


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  1. Vol. 26 No. 1, p. 82-85
    Received: Mar 11, 1961
    Accepted: July 6, 1961

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  1. John I. Sewell and
  2. Jan van Schilfgaarde2



Available runoff data were used in developing a method for predicting the water yields from agricultural watersheds in the Southeast. The watersheds were classified according to size, cover, geographical location, and season of year; and, weighted quadratic relationships of runoff on rainfall were computed by machine techniques. This method can utilize local rainfall data in making runoff predictions on a frequency basis. In developing a simplified and easily used technique, complicated watershed classifications were minimized. Notwithstanding the simplifying assumptions, a method has been developed which allows more realistic estimation of runoff from small agricultural watersheds in the Southeast than by current techniques.

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