Important factors influencing water infiltration and sediment production on arid lands in New Mexico

TitleImportant factors influencing water infiltration and sediment production on arid lands in New Mexico
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsWood JC, M. Wood K, Tromble JM
JournalJournal of Arid Environments
Volume12
Pagination111-118
Date Published1987
Call Number00416
Keywordsarticle, articles, hydrology, infiltration, hydrology, sediment, journal, journals, sediment production, water infiltration
Abstract

Factors influencing infiltration rates and sediment production were evaluated on representative study areas of four watersheds in New Mexico under various land management practices. Multiple regression analysis was used to determine the most important factors influencing infiltration and sediment production. Factors found important were soil texture, soil organic matter, soil bulk density, plant cover, biomass production, time to runoff and time to ponding. Of all variables studied, total ground cover was considered to be the most important single variable influencing infiltration and sediment production.

URL/files/bibliography/322.pdf