Watershed management and water yield

TitleWatershed management and water yield
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1957
AuthorsBurgy, R. H.
Conference Name25th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 25th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1957
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSanta Barbara, California
KeywordsWatershed management

Water conservation practices are described that produce more and better quality and quantity of water from rainfall and snowmelt. Studies that result in greater contribution of water from an area for a given set of soil conditions, geologic conditions, vegetative characteristics and climate. Vegetation densities are studied for balancing water yield from medium altitude zones of brush land where 25 years of records are available. Plot studies proved inadequate and as a result pairs of small watersheds were substituted that proved to produce more responsive data. A tabulation is included showing values and types of vegetative cover, soils and treatment applied. Data are also shown in graphical diagrams.