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Relation of Fires to Water Conservation in Los Angeles County

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Engineers and foresters are at variance as to the value of a watershed cover for water conservation and for the control of storm damage. However, Mr. Eaton, an eminent hydraulic engineer and in charge of what is perhaps the largest single water conservation and erosion control project in the world, believes that vegetation covering the watershed surfaces is the most valuable ally of the engineer, and that artificial works simply supplement the natural cover for the control and conservation of water. This declaration suggests that foresters and engineers should work together in water conservation problems. This brief paper covers a large field of study and represents a series of conclusions of more extensive investigations.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief Engineer, Los Angeles County Flood Control District

Publication date: May 1, 1932

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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