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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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)137-151
Number of pages15
JournalAgricultural Water Management
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Aug 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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