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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Channel and vegetation change on the Cimarron River, southwestern Kansas, 1953-2001

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VANLOOY J.A. ; MARTIN C.W. ;

Abstract

Based on field and archival evidence from Seward and Morton Counties, Kansas, the AA. find that channel narrowing, which began in the 1940s, continues to the present. The channel changes and increase in riparian vegetation both appear to have been caused by a decrease in annual peak flows, which favored in-channel sedimentation and the expansion of riparian vegetation. The decrease in annual peak flows coincided with a reduction in the annual variation in moisture conditions, as measured by the Palmer Drought Severity Index. Agricultural practices and groundwater withdrawals have likely contributed to the decline in peak flows since 1970

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 95, no4 [pp. 727-739]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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