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dc.contributor.authorShahlaee, A. K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNutter, W. L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Lawrence A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRobichaud, P. R.en_US
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-24T17:47:33Z
dc.date.available2010-02-24T17:47:33Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.isbn0-935835-02-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/32054
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 1991 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 19-20, 1991, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractSoil erosion from disturbed forestlands is of great concern to forest managers, soil scientists and hydrologists. The problem arises not only from detrimental effects of erosion on soil productivity but also by the adverse effects on water quality. Site preparation techniques such as burning, root raking and disking are most frequent causes of disturbance to forestlands. Burning is a common practice used to control understory hardwood, reduce fuel hazards, improve wildlife habitat and prepare seedbeds and sites for planting (Van Lear 1985). Burning, however, can increase the erosion rate by two different mechanisms. First, by destroying the surface litter layer and possibly the underlying fibrous root layer, the mineral soil is exposed and the forces resisting erosion are reduced. Second, burning can decrease the infiltration rate by creating a hydrophobic (non-wettable) condition (DeBano 1981), thus, surface runoff will increase and that increases the driving forces for erosion. Reliable and consistent data on the rate of runoff and sediment production from burned forest sites is not available in the South. This research is presented with two main objectives: (1) to assess the rate of erosion and runoff from a burned forest site in the Georgia Piedmont and how it changes with time for different levels of slope steepness, rainfall intensity, and antecedent moisture conditions, and (2) to present data on observations of the hydrophobicity (non wettability) phenomenon and discuss its significance on runoff and erosion production.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Institute of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (P.L. 98242). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI1991. Forest Watershed Managementen
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectSoil erosionen_US
dc.subjectWater qualityen_US
dc.titleErosion Studies in Burned Forest Sites of Georgiaen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. School of Forest Resourcesen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUnited States. Forest Serviceen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Natural Resourcesen_US


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