Glossary

Glossary

A Acre – 43,560ft2 Acre-foot – (Acre-ft, AF, AC-FT) The volume of water that would cover one acre of land (43,560 square feet, about the size of an average football field) to a depth of one foot, equivalent to 325,851 gallons of water. An acre-foot is the...
Definitions of Landslide Features

Definitions of Landslide Features

I have spent a lot of time lately learning about mass wasting. No, that doesn’t have anything to do with drugs. Mass wasting is the downslope movement of slope material under the influence of gravity. Mass wasting shows up as rock falls, landslides, and various...
Desirable Watershed Conditions

Desirable Watershed Conditions

The capture, storage, and beneficial release of water. The Watershed Manager’s Mantra To achieve the watershed manager’s goal of capturing, storing, and releasing water in a safe and beneficial way, he must: Maintain vegetation on the site sufficient for absorbing the...
In Search of a Better Scraper

In Search of a Better Scraper

One of my main pedological field tools (pedology is the science of dirt), other than my trusty shovel, is the “scraper.”  The search for the perfect scraper is the focus of all my gear-hunting efforts.  The scraper is used when looking at a soil profile to get a...