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Influence of Some Watershed Variables on a Major Flood

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Peak discharges and sediment deposition from watersheds during a major flood were found to be quantitatively related to forest cover density and other watershed characteristics. Forest fires as a principal cause of cover differences had an important effect in increasing peak discharges and erosion during a major flood. The independent effects of some watershed variables on peak discharges and sediment deposition were isolated in quantitative terms by means of multiple regression analysis.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Former forester, California Forest and Range Experiment Station, maintained by the Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the University of California, Berkeley

Publication date: May 1, 1949

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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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