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Chapter 8: Terraces and Vegetated Waterways

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Pages 171-198 (doi:10.13031/swce.2013.8) in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, 7th Edition . Copyright 2013 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors:   Rodney L. Huffman, Delmar D. Fangmeier, William J. Elliot, Stephen R. Workman
Keywords:   Soil, water, conservation, environment, Terraces, Functions of Terraces, Terrace Classification, 8.1 Classification by Alignment, 8.2 Classification by Cross Section, 8.3 Classification by Grade, 8.4 Classification by Outlet, Planning the Terrace Syst

Introductory paragraph: Terraces, vegetated or grassed waterways, and a range of open channels may all be part of a watershed drainage system. Terraces and waterways are two designs requiring application of the principles of channel design, and may need special features to minimize soil erosion. Vegetated waterways and terraces are both special conservation structures for erosion and runoff control.

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