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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)


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
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

Cite this