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U.S. Geological Survey programs and investigations related to soil and water conservation

International Journal of Sediment Research

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey has a rich tradition of collecting hydrologic data, especially for fluxes of water and suspended sediment, that provide a foundation for studies of soil and water conservation. Applied and basic research has included investigations of the effects of land use on rangelands, croplands, and forests; hazards mapping; derivation of flood and drought frequency, and other statistics related to streamflow and reservoir storage; development and application of models of rainfall-runoff relations, chemical quality, and sediment movement; and studies of the interactive processes of overland and channel flow with vegetation. Networks of streamgaging stations and (or) sampling sites within numerous drainage basins are yielding information that extends databases and enhances the ability to use those data for interpretive studies.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey programs and investigations related to soil and water conservation
Series title:
International Journal of Sediment Research
Volume
16
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Contributing office(s):
Office of Surface Water
Description:
9 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
International Journal of Sediment Research
First page:
421
Last page:
429