Quantitative determination of soil loss and runoff in different land use types and slope classes in a semi-arid area in Turkey

Hacisalihoglu S. , Kalay H. Z. , Sariyildiz T., Oktan E.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.15, no.10, pp.1299-1306, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Page Numbers: pp.1299-1306


The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of 3 different land-use types (forest land, rural land and pasture land type) and two slope classes (20% and 40%) on soil loss and runoff. A rain gauge was installed in the research area in order to measure precipitation daily, monthly and annually. For each land-use type, two experimental sites (total 6) and 3 plots at each experimental site were taken (6 x 3 = 18 plots totally). A soil profile in each plot was done and undisturbed soil samples were taken from depths of 20 cm using an iron cylinder (10 cm diameter and height). The runoff and sediment measurements were also carried out at each experimental site (totally 324 times). The soil samples were analyzed for soil pH, soil texture, organic matter and permeability.