RUNOFF FROM SMALL PEATLAND WATERSHEDS

RUNOFF WAS MEASURED ON FOUR FORESTED BOG WATERSHEDS IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA FOR 5 YEARS. THE EXPERIMENTAL BASINS RANGED IN SIZE FROM 24 TO 130 ACRES AND INCLUDED BOTH ORGANIC AND MINERAL SOILS. ANNUAL RUNOFF WAS NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED. SPRING RUNOFF, FROM THE BEGINNING OF FLOW IN LATE MARCH TO THE 1ST OF JUNE, ACCOUNTED FOR 66% OF TOTAL ANNUAL WATER YIELD. SUMMER AND FALL RUNOFF WAS NORMALLY VERY LOW AND CEASED ON MOST OF THE BOGS DURING EACH SUMMER. ANNUAL PEAK RATES OF DISCHARGE WERE LOW AND RECESSIONS WERE LONG, INDICATING THE BOGS WERE EFFECTIVE AS STORAGE AREAS FOR SHORT-TERM RUNOFF. HOWEVER, THEY WERE NOT EFFECTIVE AS LONG-TERM STORAGE AREAS OR REGULATORS OF STREAMFLOW./AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 9, No 1, PP 90-102, 6 FIG, 1 TAB, 7 REF
  • Authors:
    • Bay, R R
  • Publication Date: 1969-9

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  • Accession Number: 00204249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1970 12:00AM