Sediment Yield from Cultivated Lands: Selected Bibliography

by Frank D. Masch, (M.ASCE),
A. R. Robinson, (F.ASCE),
Michael A. Ports, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 1, Pg. 124-126

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Quantitative estimates of sediment yield from all sources of uncontrolled erosion in the United States have been cited at rates varying from 500,000,000 tons to over four billion tons annually. Although there are wide variations in estimates attributable to individual sources, there is unanimity in the recognition that continued uncontrolled erosion produces serious environmental problems in downstream rivers and reservoirs and in other areas where the sediments are deposited.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Bibliographies | Erosion | Reservoirs | Environmental issues | River bank stabilization | North America | United States

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