National forest water yield management in alpine and sub-alpine area

TitleNational forest water yield management in alpine and sub-alpine area
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1965
AuthorsLonberger, T. E.
Conference Name33rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 33rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1965
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationColorado Springs, Colorado
KeywordsWatershed management

A program of barometer watersheds will provide the basis for: (1) determining the effect of management practices on hydrologic behavior, (2) developing and refining watershed precipitation, (3) actual performance. The Lake Creek Barometer watershed is described as an alpine and sub-alpine watershed. The proposed instrumentation of this watershed to measure hydrologic factors is explained. The water yield improvements which may be used on the watershed are outlined. These include improvements in water quality, water yield, and water yield timing. The barometer watershed program will determine the feasibility of using techniques originated by research on a project basis. It will also provide a basis for appraising cost-benefit relationships.