Rainfall Effects on Soil Surface Characteristics Following Range Improvement Treatments
AuthorKincaid, D. R.
soil surface characteristics
Range Improvement Treatments
Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed
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CitationKincaid, D. R., & Williams, G. (1966). Rainfall effects on soil surface characteristics following range improvement treatments. Journal of Range Management, 19(6), 346-351.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractRange improvement treatments-brush clearing, pitting, and seeding to grass-were imposed on twenty-four 6 by 12-foot plots near Tombstone, Arizona. One summer's rainfall of average amount and intensity reduced roughness due to pitting; and such other surface characteristics as erosion pavement and exposed soil approached a state of stability similar to the untreated plots. Surface runoff exhibited little correlation with treatment, but showed a statistically significant negative correlation with crown cover of vegetation.