Modeling Rill Density

by Ruh-Ming Li, (M.ASCE),
Daryl B. Simons, (F.ASCE),
Victor Miguel Ponce, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 63-67

Document Type: Journal Paper


The purpose of this note is to present a theory to model rill density in agricultural watersheds under laminar and turbulent flow conditions. The study of rilling patterns can lead to improved ways to evaluate sediment sources and yields.

Subject Headings: Turbulent flow | Density currents | Irrigation water | Watersheds | Laminar flow | Water flow | Sediment | Flow patterns

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