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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Erosion and Sedimentation
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1 - Introduction
2 - Rainfall Simulator
3 - Sediment Ponds
Introduction

 Alluvial channel on the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed

Erosion and sedimentation research is conducted at the Southwest Watershed Research Center to:

  • Determine upland and channel erosion and sedimentation processes and their impact on water quality, semiarid landscape evolution and the health and sustainability of rangeland ecosystems
  • Develop new technology to determine the rate of soil loss an ecosystem can endure and still remain economically and ecologically sustainable
 Overland flow on the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed

Suggested publication:

Lane, L. J., Hernandez, M., Nichols, M. H. Processes Controlling Sediment Yield from Watersheds as Functions of Spatial Scale. Journal of Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1997, pp. 355-369. Published 1997.

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