(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Nineteenth-century sediment yields from the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

published at : Changing fluvial systems

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KENNEDY L. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Mansfield, ETATS-UNIS


This paper describes late 19th-century sediment yield reconstructed for 2 small, low-order catchments in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina at a time when each catchment had been partially cleared for agricultural activities and/or timber harvest. Historical sediment yield values are compared and contrasted to modern values obtained for the adjoining and better-known Piedmont province, and to modern values recorded in both provinces. Although early slope stabilization resulted in lower sediment yield, there was a time lag between slope stabilization and a return to pre-disturbance sediment yield in small catchments in both physiographic provinces. The remobilization of anthropogenic sediment stored in small catchments has been as influential in the Blue Ridge as in the Piedmont in terms of 20th-century fluvial sediment dynamics


Thematical fascicle

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 34, no 4-5 [pp. 335-353]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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