Year 2016, Volume 62, Issue 2

Year : 2016
Volume : 62
Issue : 2
   
Authors : Dusko VUJACIC and Velibor SPALEVIC
Title : ASSESSMENT OF RUNOFF AND SOIL EROSION IN THE RADULICKA RIJEKA WATERSHED, POLIMLJE, MONTENEGRO
Abstract : Soil erosion is a natural process that is causing environmental concerns such as land degradation, soil loss, water pollution and ecosystem alteration. The Erosion Potential Method (EPM) is extensively used for identifying watersheds with such problems. One of 57 studied river basins of the Polimlje Region was Radulicka Rijeka Watershed where we studied soil erosion processes using the analytical and computer-graphic method IntErO, based on the EPM method. Calculated peak discharge from the river basin was 185 m3s-1 for the incidence of 100 years and the net soil loss was 13157 m³ yr-1, specific 327 m³ km-² yr-1. The use of EPM method and the IntErO model to predict sediment yield, according to our experiences, is recommended for this Region and may also be suitable for making management decisions. At the same time, further research is needed to address model limitations regarding the further development in relation to the GIS adaptations.
For citation : Vujacic, D., Spalevic, V. (2016): Assessment of Runoff and Soil Erosion in the Radulicka Rijeka Watershed, Polimlje, Montenegro. Agriculture and Forestry, 62 (2): 283-292.
Keywords : Erosion, Soil erosion assessment, watershed, Land use, IntErO model.
   
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ISSN 0554-5579 (Printed)
ISSN 1800-9492 (Online)
DOI : 10.17707/AgricultForest

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