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Forestry and Land Use in a Flood-Control Survey

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Abstract:

The control of destructive flood waters in the Tennessee River Basin is one of the primary objectives of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Progress towards this goal has been made by construction of large run-of-the-river and storage dams which assist in the control of floods on the main Tennessee River, and to some extent on the Ohio and Mississippi. In 1941 the Authority undertook, in cooperation with other agencies, a study of the flood situation on the French Broad River in which engineers, foresters, and agriculturists collaborated in the preparation of plans for control. This article describes the role of forestry and the techniques used in developing plans outlined in a preliminary report issued in August, 1942. 2

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: In charge, Forest Influences and Investigations, Department of Forestry Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority, Norris, Tenn.

Publication date: December 1, 1943

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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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