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Duley, F.L. and Kelly, L.L. (1939) Effect of soil type, slope, and surface conditions on intake of water (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 112)


ISSN 0097-1443


In connection with investigations of runoff and erosion in the Great Plains an attempt has been made by means of artificial applications of water to determine certain principles concerning the effect of different soils and soil conditions on runoff and soil erosion. Such information is needed in planning all field operations dealing with soil erosion and moisture control. It is also needed in connection with watershed studies that are being established in the Central Great Plains, dealing with runoff and flood flows from larger areas. The method employed makes it possible to obtain comparable data on a wide range of soil types, slopes, and surface conditions, and with different rates of water application. The purpose of this paper is to give a brief description of the methods used and a condensed report of the results obtained during the first season 's operation.

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