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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Leachability of a Wetting Agent Treatment for Water-Resistant Soils


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  1. Vol. 31 No. 5, p. 709-711
    Received: Dec 5, 1966
    Accepted: July 11, 1967

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  1. J. S. Krammes and
  2. L. F. DeBano



Burned chaparral watersheds in southern California have been found to possess a “nonwettable” soil property. This resistance to wetting is believed to be instrumental in producing high surface runoff and erosion rates during storm periods. A laboratory leaching study was conducted to estimate the teachability of a remedial wetting agent treatment in this problem soil. Results from the study showed that the wetting agent treatment persisted after 40 cm of water have passed through the soil samples.

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