(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Post-fire mulching for runoff and erosion mitigation : Part I : Effectiveness at reducing hillslope erosion rates

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROBICHAUD P.R. (1) ; LEWIS S.A. (1) ; WAGENBRENNER J.W. (1) ; ASHMUN L.E. (1) ; BROWN R.E. (1) ;
(1) U.S. Dep. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, ETATS-UNIS


The ability of mulch treatments to reduce sediment yields from natural rainfall and resulting overland flow was measured using hillslope plots on areas burned at high severity following 4 wildfires in the western United States : Hayman in Colorado (2002); Hot Creek and Myrtle Creek in Idaho (2003); and School in Washington (2005). Wheat straw mulch, wood strand mulch, and hydromulch were evaluated along with untreated control plots on multiple fires for 4 to 7 years after burning. It is shown that sediment yields were related to rain intensity, time since fire, and ground cover. Wood strand mulch reduced sediment yields for up to 4 post-fire years. Straw mulch reduced first post-fire year sediment yields at 2 of 4 fires. Hydromulch did not reduce post-fire sediment yields in any years


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 105 [pp. 75-92]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 9 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2012.11.015

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