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Title: Establishing riparian vegetation through use of a self-cleaning siphon system

Author: Ankeny, Mark D.; Sumrall, L. Bradford; Hsu, Kuo-Chin;

Date: 1999

Source: In: Finch, Deborah M.; Whitney, Jeffrey C.; Kelly, Jeffrey, F.; Loftin, Samuel R. Rio Grande ecosystems: linking land, water, and people: Toward a sustainable future for the Middle Rio Grande Basin. 1998 June 2-5; Albuquerque, NM. Proc. RMRS-P-7. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 129-134.

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Description: Storm water or overland flow can be captured and injected into a soil trench or infiltration gallery attached to a siphon and emplaced adjacent to a stream or arroyo bank. This injected soil water can be used by stream side vegetation for wildlife habitat, bank stabilization or other purposes. The siphon system has three hydrologically-distinct flow regimes: (1) infiltrating flow, (2) cycling outflow, and (3) constant outflow. These flow regimes are dependent upon infiltration gallery design, soil hydraulic conductivity, and rainfall intensity. The design is low-cost and is predicted to be selfcleaning and low maintenance.

Keywords: Rio Grande Basin, conservation, watershed, endangered species, sensitive species, restoration

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Ankeny, Mark D.; Sumrall, L. Bradford; Hsu, Kuo-Chin. 1999. Establishing riparian vegetation through use of a self-cleaning siphon system. In: Finch, Deborah M.; Whitney, Jeffrey C.; Kelly, Jeffrey, F.; Loftin, Samuel R. Rio Grande ecosystems: linking land, water, and people: Toward a sustainable future for the Middle Rio Grande Basin. 1998 June 2-5; Albuquerque, NM. Proc. RMRS-P-7. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 129-134.

 


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