Roaded catchments : a method of increasing run-off into dams and reservoirs
Runoff, Water conservation, Watersheds
A roaded catchment consists of groups of surveyed parallel roads of bare compacted soil and with steep side slopes designed to increase run-off. This type of catchment has a special application in districted with low intensity rainfall and for areas having naturally poor run-off characteristics. Although water yield from roaded catchments has never been directly measured in Western Australia, the design basis is discussed.
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Carder, D J. (1970), Roaded catchments : a method of increasing run-off into dams and reservoirs. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Technical Bulletin 5.
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