Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/301028
Title:
Effects of Brush to Grass Conversion on the Hydrology and Erosion of a Semiarid Southwestern Rangeland Watershed
Author:
Simanton, J. R.; Osborn, H. B.; Renard, K. G.
Affiliation:
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Western Region, Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, Arizona 85705
Issue Date:
16-Apr-1977
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
Increased nutritional and economic demands for agricultural products have dictated the need for greater and more efficient use of western grass forage. Vegetation manipulation is the quickest and most economical means of increasing forage. However , the hydrologic effects must be taken into consideration before embarking on a large scale vegetation manipulated program. This study discusses the hydrologic and erosion changes measured from a 110-acre semiarid watershed which was converted from brush to grass by root plowing and seeding. Significant changes were observed in rainfall-runoff relationships as average summer runoff was considerably in excess of predictions. Sediment yield also varied, and both of these results were tied to the change in vegetative cover and post conversion rainfall conditions.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Rainfall-runoff relationships; Vegetation effects; Range management; Carrying capacity; Range grasses; Precipitation (Atmospheric); Runoff coefficient; Brush; Vegetation; Establishment; Browse utilization; Grasslands; Mathematical studies; Linear regression; Erosion; Sediment yield; Semiarid climates
ISSN:
0272-6106

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEffects of Brush to Grass Conversion on the Hydrology and Erosion of a Semiarid Southwestern Rangeland Watersheden_US
dc.contributor.authorSimanton, J. R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOsborn, H. B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRenard, K. G.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUnited States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Western Region, Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, Arizona 85705en_US
dc.date.issued1977-04-16-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractIncreased nutritional and economic demands for agricultural products have dictated the need for greater and more efficient use of western grass forage. Vegetation manipulation is the quickest and most economical means of increasing forage. However , the hydrologic effects must be taken into consideration before embarking on a large scale vegetation manipulated program. This study discusses the hydrologic and erosion changes measured from a 110-acre semiarid watershed which was converted from brush to grass by root plowing and seeding. Significant changes were observed in rainfall-runoff relationships as average summer runoff was considerably in excess of predictions. Sediment yield also varied, and both of these results were tied to the change in vegetative cover and post conversion rainfall conditions.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectRainfall-runoff relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectVegetation effectsen_US
dc.subjectRange managementen_US
dc.subjectCarrying capacityen_US
dc.subjectRange grassesen_US
dc.subjectPrecipitation (Atmospheric)en_US
dc.subjectRunoff coefficienten_US
dc.subjectBrushen_US
dc.subjectVegetationen_US
dc.subjectEstablishmenten_US
dc.subjectBrowse utilizationen_US
dc.subjectGrasslandsen_US
dc.subjectMathematical studiesen_US
dc.subjectLinear regressionen_US
dc.subjectErosionen_US
dc.subjectSediment yielden_US
dc.subjectSemiarid climatesen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/301028-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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