Browsing Journal of Range Management, Volume 33, Number 3 (May 1980) by Subjects
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Snow Trapping by Contour Furrows in Southeastern MontanaContour furrows on fine-textured range sites in southeastern Montana caught an annual average of 22 mm more snow equivalent than nearby nonfurrowed areas. In addition, the furrows held snowmelt onsite in the spring and significantly reduced winter runoff in nearly half of the years of record. Except in years of much below normal winter precipitation, however, the winter runoff from furrowed areas was still more than adequate to fill well-designed stockponds.