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Title:
Water Yield Opportunities on National Forest Lands in Arizona
Author:
Solomon, Rhey M.; Schmidt, Larry J.
Affiliation:
USDA Forest Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Issue Date:
2-May-1981
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:
Water Yield improvement opportunities were estimated for National Forest lands in Arizona. The land base available for treatment was reduced in a stepwise manner to account for administrative, climatic, and ownership constraints. Research relationships were built upon, and then applied to the remaining land base to project water yield estimates. A continuum of management prescriptions was then displayed to show the range of opportunities. Only the chaparral, ponderosa pine, and mixed conifer types show opportunities of significance. Water yield increases can be realized principally from conversion of chaparral to grass and could add an additional 25 to 70 thousand acre-feet. The ponderosa pine zone could add an additional 15 to 30 thousand acre-feet with intensive management by reducing stocking levels on the commercial National Forest lands. Little opportunity exists within the mixed conifer zone and increases would amount to less than 10 thousand acre -feet. Annual contributions of National Forest lands are likely to range from 40 thousand to 100 thousand acre feet; this will be highly variable depending upon precipitation quantities.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleWater Yield Opportunities on National Forest Lands in Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, Rhey M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Larry J.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUSDA Forest Service, Albuquerque, New Mexicoen_US
dc.date.issued1981-05-02-
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.abstractWater Yield improvement opportunities were estimated for National Forest lands in Arizona. The land base available for treatment was reduced in a stepwise manner to account for administrative, climatic, and ownership constraints. Research relationships were built upon, and then applied to the remaining land base to project water yield estimates. A continuum of management prescriptions was then displayed to show the range of opportunities. Only the chaparral, ponderosa pine, and mixed conifer types show opportunities of significance. Water yield increases can be realized principally from conversion of chaparral to grass and could add an additional 25 to 70 thousand acre-feet. The ponderosa pine zone could add an additional 15 to 30 thousand acre-feet with intensive management by reducing stocking levels on the commercial National Forest lands. Little opportunity exists within the mixed conifer zone and increases would amount to less than 10 thousand acre -feet. Annual contributions of National Forest lands are likely to range from 40 thousand to 100 thousand acre feet; this will be highly variable depending upon precipitation quantities.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.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/301228-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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