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Title: Managing Forests for Water Yield: The Importance of Scale

Examination of expected change in water yield for a large area where vegetation thinning has been proposed in the Sierra Mountains of California, indicates that the size of the area has an important bearing on annual runoff. Results indicate that average changes in annual runoff per unit area for large areas would typically be less than 0.4%. Such changes can only be quantified by extrapolation of paired watershed studies because direct measurement is not feasible.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
14603
Report Number(s):
ORNL/CP-105001
TRN: AH200129%%334
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 13 Nov 1999
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BEARINGS; CALIFORNIA; EXTRAPOLATION; FORESTS; MOUNTAINS; PLANTS; RUNOFF; WATER; WATERSHEDS GIS; WRENSS; WATER YIELD; MODELING, SIMULATION; FOREST HYDROLOGY