Preferential flow influences on drainage of shallow sloping soils

T S Steenhuis, T. L. Richard, M. B. Parlange, S. O. Aburime, L. D. Geohring, J-Y Parlange

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Abstract

The dramatic effect of flow through macropores and hardpan fissures on artificial drainage in shallow sloping soils is demonstrated. Implications of these preferential flow mechanisms on drainage design and water management are discussed. In designing drainage systems on these types of soils, more emphasis should be given to the characteristics of the hardpan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-151
Number of pages15
JournalAgricultural Water Management
Volume14
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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