(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Thresholds for channel initiation at road drain outlets

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TAKKEN I. (1) ; CROKE J. (1) ; LANE P. (2) ;
(1) School of Physical Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, Univ. of New South Wales, Canberra, AUSTRALIE
(2) School of Forest and Ecosystem Science, Univ., Melbourne, AUSTRALIE


In this study the validity and usefulness of channel initiation thresholds for road runoff management has been evaluated using field data from 3 catchments in south-east Australia. Logistic regression using road area and slope gradient shows that both variables contribute significantly to channel initiation in the Albert and Tyers River catchments, while for the Sandy Creek catchment only slope gradient is significant at the 0.05 level. The slope-area thresholds are still considered useful in minimising the risk of gully erosion, especially in forestry areas where it appears most likely that channel initiation occurs during a significant rainfall event immediately following hillslope disturbance or road construction


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 75, no3 [pp. 257-267]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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