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White Hollow Watershed Management: 15 Years of Progress in Character of Forest, Runoff, and Streamflow

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Abstract:

Fifteen years of protection and reforestation have so improved the forest cover of 1,715-acre White Hollow watershed in eastern Tennessee that the summer peak flows have been reduced 73 to 92 percent; the duration of summer storm runoff has been prolonged up to 500 percent. A more sustained flow has resulted without any material change in total water yield. The original forest cover has increased in volume from 4,444,000 to 7,104,000 board feet. Natural and planted stands have so controlled erosion on open lands that White Creek now maintains a flow of clear water suitable for rearing trout.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Tennesee Valley Authority, Norris

Publication date: October 1, 1953

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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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