Runoff Inducement in an Arid Region by Removal of Vegetation1
- N. H. Tadmor and
- L. Shanan2
Eradication of natural vegetation from runoff plots in a 250-mm isohet region increased annual runoff threefold from 7% to 21% of annual rainfall. The vegetation cover increased the infiltration rates of the loess soil by 40–50%. A “priming” rainfall of 2–4 mm/day was required to cause runoff from both bare and vegetation areas. Interception storage of vegetation was 0.1–0.4 mm.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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