Effects of Thinning on Hydrology and Water Quality of a Drained Pine Forest in Coastal North Carolina

Abstract

A study was conducted to examine the effects of commercial thinning on hydrology and water quality of a 28-year old (in 2002) drained loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation watershed (D3) using another adjacent watershed (D1) as a control. A paired watershed approach was used with data from two periods (1988-90 and 2000-02) for calibration and data from… (More)

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