Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds: Achieving Lasting Benefit Through Effective Change / Edition 3

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This new third edition is a major revision of the earlier two editions and is based largely on the feedback the authors received from past users of the book in the classroom.

Changes in this expanded and completely updated new edition include:

  • Expanded discussion of stream channel processes, morphology, and classification;
  • A new Part Three contains a chapter on basic water quality and a new chapter on water quality management;
  • The topics of riparian and wetland hydrology and management have been expanded into two new chapters;
  • A new section on Special Topics includes topics that will be of interest to managers and are intended to complement the earlier parts of the book;
  • Chapter One Hydrologic Methods remains as a highly technical chapter that can be used to quantify some of the hydrologic relationships discussed in earlier chapters;
  • Chapter Eighteen presents tools for analysis and research in watershed management;
  • A new Part Six is comprised on a single, comprehensive chapter that condenses and updates material from three chapters in the previous edition that focused on socioeconomic considerations.
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Editorial Reviews

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813829852
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 574
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth N. Brooks is professor of forest hydrology, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Peter F. Ffolliott is professor of watershed management, School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson. Hans M. Gregersen is professor emeritus, Department of Forest Resources and Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota. Leonard F. DeBano is professor of watershed management, School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona.
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Table of Contents


Definition of Terms.

1 Introduction.

Part 1 Hydrologic Processes and Land Use.

2 Precipitation and Interception.

3 Evaporation and Soil Water Storage.

4 Infiltration, Runoff, and Streamflow.

5 Groundwater.

6 Vegetation Management, Water Yield, and Streamflow Pattern.

Part 2 Erosion, Sediment Yield and Channel Processes.

7 Surface Erosion and Control of Erosion on Upland Watersheds.

8 Gully Erosion and Soil Mass Movement.

9 Sediment Yield and Channel Processes.

10 Stream Channel Morphology and Stream Classification.

Part 3 Water Quality.

11 Water Quality Characteristics.

12 Water Quality Management.

Part 4 Riparian and Wetland Management.

13 Riparian Management.

14 Wetland Hydrology and Management.

Part 5 Special Topics.

15 Snow Hydrology.

16 Watershed Considerations for Water Resource Development and Engineering Applications.

17 Hydrologic Methods.

18 Tools and Technologies for Watershed Analysis and Research.

Part 6 Socioeconomic Considerations in Watershed Management.

19 Implementing Watershed Management: Policy, Planning, and Economic.



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