Synopses & Reviews
Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds, Third Edition
is an excellent basic textbook on hydrology and watershed management for students of natural resources. Improvements throughout this edition reflect the needs of students and instructors. Introduction and basic hydrology chapters cover updates and other changes in the field. Erosion and sediment yield chapters include an expanded discussion of stream channel processes, morphology, and classification. New chapters contain information on water quality management, riparian management, and wetland hydrology and management. Special topics chapters – or example, Snow Hydrology, Hydrologic Methods, and a chapter that presents tools for analysis and research in watershed management – provide information beyond the basics, complementing other sections of the book. A new comprehensive chapter condenses and updates the previous edition’s material on socioeconomic considerations.
As in previous editions, reference listings allow for further exploration of a particular topic, and examples illustrate the subject material.
Beyond the university classroom, Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds provides a valuable overview of hydrology and watershed management for administrators, planners, managers, and technicians dealing with the management and utilization of natural resources. The textbook may also serve in the development of short courses and continuing education programs for national and international agencies.
Beyond the university classroom, this book provides a valuable overview of hydrology and watershed management for administrators, planners, managers, and technicians dealing with the management and utilization of natural resources. The textbook may also serve in the development of short courses and continuing education programs for national and international agencies.
This new third edition is a major revision of the earlier two editions and is based largely on the feedback the authors received from past users of the book in the classroom.
Changes in this expanded and completely updated new edition include:
- Expanded discussion of stream channel processes, morphology, and classification;
- A new Part Three contains a chapter on basic water quality and a new chapter on water quality management;
- The topics of riparian and wetland hydrology and management have been expanded into two new chapters;
- A new section on Special Topics includes topics that will be of interest to managers and are intended to complement the earlier parts of the book;
- Chapter One Hydrologic Methods remains as a highly technical chapter that can be used to quantify some of the hydrologic relationships discussed in earlier chapters;
- Chapter Eighteen presents tools for analysis and research in watershed management;
- A new Part Six is comprised on a single, comprehensive chapter that condenses and updates material from three chapters in the previous edition that focused on socioeconomic considerations.
About the Author
Kenneth N. Brooks is professor of forest hydrology, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Peter F. Ffolliott is professor of watershed management, School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson. Hans M. Gregersen is professor emeritus, Department of Forest Resources and Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota. Leonard F. DeBano is professor of watershed management, School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona.
Table of Contents
Definition of Terms.
Part 1 Hydrologic Processes and Land Use.
2 Precipitation and Interception.
3 Evaporation and Soil Water Storage.
4 Infiltration, Runoff, and Streamflow.
6 Vegetation Management, Water Yield, and Streamflow Pattern.
Part 2 Erosion, Sediment Yield and Channel Processes.
7 Surface Erosion and Control of Erosion on Upland Watersheds.
8 Gully Erosion and Soil Mass Movement.
9 Sediment Yield and Channel Processes.
10 Stream Channel Morphology and Stream Classification.
Part 3 Water Quality.
11 Water Quality Characteristics.
12 Water Quality Management.
Part 4 Riparian and Wetland Management.
13 Riparian Management.
14 Wetland Hydrology and Management.
Part 5 Special Topics.
15 Snow Hydrology.
16 Watershed Considerations for Water Resource Development and Engineering Applications.
17 Hydrologic Methods.
18 Tools and Technologies for Watershed Analysis and Research.
Part 6 Socioeconomic Considerations in Watershed Management.
19 Implementing Watershed Management: Policy, Planning, and Economic.