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Watershed Flood Control: Performance and Possibilities

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Foresters and other conservationists have been acquainted only to a limited extent with the watershed phase of the national flood control program. The results of five years' activity in this field now permit a thorough appraisal of performance and possibilities. Detailed analyses of the program and especially the completed survey reports reveal desirable and undesirable features involving both principles and procedures. Because of the sharp significance of flood and sedimentation damage and the increasing responsibility of land users and managers in its alleviation, results of the watershed investigations and operations here described are of considerable practical interest.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Division of Forest Influences, U. S. Forest Service, Washington, D. C.

Publication date: April 1, 1945

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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