Overwinter Soil Water Recharge and Herbage Production as Influenced by Contour Furrowing on Eastern Montana Rangelands
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CitationNeff, E. L., & Wight, J. R. (1977). Overwinter soil water recharge and herbage production as influenced by contour furrowing on eastern Montana rangelands. Journal of Range Management, 30(3), 193-195.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractOn fine-textured range sites in southeastern Montana, contour furrowing increased average overwinter soil water recharge 11 mm on a saline-upland range site and 39 mm on a panspot range site. Increased recharge resulted from decreased late fall and early spring runoff and increased snow accumulation. Overwinter recharge was a function of both antecedent soil water and the amount of water available for recharge. Herbage production was significantly (r = 0.89) related to spring soil water content.