Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds / Edition 4

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Beyond the university classroom, Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds provides a valuable overview of hydrology and watershed management for administrators, planners, managers, and technicians dealing with the management and utilization of natural resources. This textbook may also serve in the development of short courses and continuing education programs for national and international agencies.
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Provides fundamental information and practical methodology necessary to solve hydrologic problems on watersheds, as well as basic information needed to understand and develop watershed management programs. The second edition emphasizes watershed analysis and research; the role and importance of riparian and wetland systems in natural resource management; the cumulative effects of human activities in watersheds; the dynamics and management of stream channels; and the role of policy and institutions in achieving more sustainable resource use. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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“Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (Choice, 1 October 2013)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470963050
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 791,322
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth N. Brooks is Professor Emeritus of Forest Hydrology in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota.

Peter F. Ffolliott is Professor Emeritus of Watershed Management in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona.

Joseph A. Magner is a Research Professor in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Definition of Terms
1 Introduction 3
Pt. 1 Hydrologic Processes and Land Use 21
2 Precipitation and Interception 23
3 Evapotranspiration and Soil Water Storage 47
4 Infiltration, Runoff, and Streamflow 77
5 Groundwater 107
6 Vegetation Management, Water Yield, and Streamflow Pattern 123
Pt. 2 Erosion, Sediment Yield and Channel Processes 157
7 Surface Erosion and Control of Erosion on Upland Watersheds 159
8 Gully Erosion and Soil Mass Movement 189
9 Sediment Yield and Channel Processes 211
10 Stream Channel Morphology and Stream Classification 231
Pt. 3 Water Quality 255
11 Water Quality Characteristics 257
12 Water Quality Management 283
Pt. 4 Riparian and Wetland Management 307
13 Riparian Management 309
14 Wetland Hydrology and Management 345
Pt. 5 Special Topics 371
15 Snow Hydrology 373
16 Watershed Considerations for Water Resource Development and Engineering Applications 401
17 Hydrologic Methods 435
18 Tools and Technologies for Watershed Analysis and Research 471
Pt. 6 Socioeconomic Considerations in Watershed Management 503
19 Implementing Watershed Management: Policy, Planning, and Economic Evaluation Issues 505
Appendix 551
Index 553
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