Volume 23, Issue 4 (Special Issue of Flood and Soil Erosion, Winter 2019)                   JWSS 2019, 23(4): 85-92 | Back to browse issues page

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Yousefi Babadi T, Lotfalianand M, Akbari H. The Effects of Some Soil Properties on Soil Loss in the Cut Slopes of Forest Roads (A Case Study: District No. 2, Series No. 5 of NekaChoob Company). JWSS. 2019; 23 (4) :85-92
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-3645-en.html
1. Department of Natural Resources, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Sari, Iran. , tyb1370@gmail.com
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Soil erosion and its consequences are important factors in forest road network management. Cutslopes are the most important source of making sediment among different parts of the forest roads structure. For this research, a new and bare road in district No. 2, series No. 5 of NekaChoob forest, was selected; then the study data was measured. The study design was a completely randomized design in 10 plots with the size of 2 m2 along 500 meters of road with the 8 natural rainfall events. The results of the Pearson correlation showed that among soil properties, the contents of the liquid limit at the 5% confidence level and the plastic limit at the 1% confidence level had positive correlations with runoff and soil loss. Also, organic matter at the 1% confidence level and the contents of the sand at the 5% confidence level had negative correlations with runoff and soil loss. With increasing the soil moisture and bulk density, runoff and soil loss were enhanced. The results of the multivariate model showed that soil loss could be estimated using the Plastic Limit and sand percentage variables with a the correlation coefficient of 0.948.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2018/01/14 | Accepted: 2018/08/6

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