Volume 60, Issue 1

Volume : 60
Issue : 1
   
Authors : Velibor SPALEVIC, Dragan RADANOVIC, Morteza BEHZADFAR, Vojislav DJEKOVIC, Aleksandar ANDJELKOVIC, Nedjo MILOSEVIC
Title : CALCULATION OF THE SEDIMENT YIELD OF THE TREBACKA RIJEKA, POLIMLJE, MONTENEGRO
Abstract : Soil erosion is global environmental problem which causes land degradation, sedimentation in watercourses, ecological degradation and source pollution. It is important to understand the process of soil erosion in river basins, to categorize the erosion prone areas and find potential measures to alleviate the environmental effects. The main goal of this study was to assess the characteristics of soil erosion and sediment yield of a river basin so that effective conservation measures can be implemented in the studied Region. Ecological factors, which are the basis for the calculation of soil erosion intensity, are included in the IntErO simulation model. The use of computer-graphic methods allowed the quantification of the environmental effects of soil erosion. Data concerning runoff and sediment yield from the Trebacka River basin located in North-East Montenegro are reported. Maximal outflow (incidence of 100 years) from the studied watershed, Qmax, was predicted on 170.53 m3/s. The value of the Z coefficient was calculated on 0.270 and according to the result the watershed belongs in the destruction category IV. The strength of the erosion process is weak, and mixed erosion dominates in the area that has been subject of research. The calculated soil losses were 8622.3 m³ per year for the watershed, specific 219.39 m³/km2 per year. This study has shown that the IntErO model and Erosion Potential Method are useful tools for researchers in calculation of sediment yield at the level of the river basins in the South East European region.
For citation : Velibor SPALEVIC, Dragan RADANOVIC, Morteza BEHZADFAR, Vojislav DJEKOVIC, Aleksandar ANDJELKOVIC, Nedjo MILOSEVIC (2014): CALCULATION OF THE SEDIMENT YIELD OF THE TREBACKA RIJEKA, POLIMLJE, MONTENEGRO. Agriculture & Forestry, Vol. 60. Issue 1: 259-272, 2014, Podgorica
Keywords : IntErO model, Erosion Potential Method, soil erosion, sediment yield, watershed, Polimlje
   
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ISSN 0554-5579 (Printed)
ISSN 1800-9492 (Online)
DOI : 10.17707/AgricultForest

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