The Soil Profile as a Natural Reservoir

  • Authors: Hursh, C. R.; Fletcher, P. W.
  • Publication Year: 1943
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Soil Science Society of America Journal
  • DOI: 10.2136/sssaj1943.036159950007000C0082x


The present study has been undertaken (a) to test out the validity of the concept that the soil profile has a definite measurable storage capacity for water and a definite regulating effect on ground-water discharge, and (b) to demonstrate that these functions of the soil profile are analogous to those of detention-type storage basin structures used in flood control and to retention and equalizing reservoir structures employed for water resources conservation

  • Citation: Hursh, C. R.; Fletcher, P. W. 1943. The Soil Profile as a Natural Reservoir. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 7(C): 480-486.
  • Posted Date: August 18, 2022
  • Modified Date: August 18, 2022
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