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Agricultural Research Service

Title: The Ekalaka, Montana Small Watershed Data Set: Precipitation, Runoff, Air Temperature and Soil Water; 1968-1980

Authors
item Hanson, Clayton
item Moffet, Corey
item Wight, J - RETIRED ARS
item Mowbray, James

Submitted to: Water Resources Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: October 5, 2005
Publication Date: December 29, 2005
Citation: Hanson, C.L., Moffet, C.A., Wight, J.R., Mowbray, J.E. 2005. The Ekalaka, Montana Small Watershed Data Set: Precipitation, Runoff, Air Temperature and Soil Water; 1968-1980. Water Resources Research, 41, W12435, doi:10.1029/2005WR004286.

Interpretive Summary: Rangeland ecosystems on public and private lands are subject to increasing pressures to meet multiple-use objectives, while managers and management techniques and plans on those lands are subject to heightened public scrutiny. The Ekalaka, Montana hydrologic database has been made available to scientists and land managers to help them evaluate hydrologic models and make better management decisions based on field measurements. This 12-year (1968-1980), hydrologic database has been developed for three sets of watersheds on the frail land resource area located near Ekalaka in southeast Montana. These records contain daily maximum and minimum air temperature, precipitation, runoff, soil water measured monthly and more often during the growing season, and breakpoint precipitation and runoff for summer runoff events. These data can be accessed from the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Northwest Watershed Research Center, Boise, Idaho database through the anonymous ftp site: ftp.nwrc.ars.usda.gov.

Technical Abstract: A 12-year (1968-1980), hydrologic database has been developed for three sets of watersheds on the frail land resource area located near Ekalaka in southeast Montana. These records contain daily maximum and minimum air temperature, precipitation, runoff, soil water measured monthly and more often during the growing season, and breakpoint precipitation and runoff for summer runoff events. These data can be accessed from the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Northwest Watershed Research Center, Boise, Idaho database through the anonymous ftp site: ftp.nwrc.ars.usda.gov.

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