Potential for Reduced Infiltration and Recharge on a Local Scale Following Cover Type Conversions in the Southeastern Coastal Plain

dc.contributor.author Bacchus, Sydney T.
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Georgia. Institute of Ecology
dc.contributor.editor Hatcher, Kathryn J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-03T02:15:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-03T02:15:55Z
dc.date.issued 1995-04
dc.description Proceedings of the 1995 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 11 and 12, 1995, Athens, Georgia. en_US
dc.description.abstract Conversion of mixed hardwoods to stands of pine has been shown to reduce water yield as stream flow in watersheds of Piedmont and mountainous physiographic provinces. Decreases in yield have been attributed to documented increases in interception by pines. Transpiration by pines during periods to dormancy in deciduous hardwoods has been identified as another possible factor in decreased yields. Additional factors that may contribute to cover-related reductions in local water budgets in the Southeastern Coastal Plain (SCP) include low topographic gradients with highly permeable surface horizons, species-specific increases in transpiration rates, and increased stand densities of planted pines. Influences on wetlands in the SCP due to local scale reductions in infiltration and recharge have not been considered during cover-type conversions. Some depressional wetlands in areas converted to planted pines in the SCP have exhibited drainage-related stress responses in the absence of surface drainagage features. Research is needed in the SCP to evaluate the potential impact of local scale reductions in infiltration and recharge on depressional wetland. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility This book was published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, Geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of the University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors.
dc.identifier.isbn 0-935835-04-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/43530
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.publisher.original Carl Vinson Institute of Government
dc.relation.ispartofseries GWRI1995. Watershed Protection en_US
dc.subject Water resources management en_US
dc.subject Watershed protection en_US
dc.subject Water management strategies
dc.title Potential for Reduced Infiltration and Recharge on a Local Scale Following Cover Type Conversions in the Southeastern Coastal Plain en_US
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dc.type.genre Proceedings
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local.contributor.corporatename School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
local.contributor.corporatename College of Engineering
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