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7464. Weaver, J.E. and W.C. Noll. 1935. Comparison of runoff and erosion in prairie, pasture, and cultivated land.. Conservation Dept. Bull. 11, Univ. Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
Relative runoff from 27" rainfall over 15 months on plots with 10% slope: prairie 2.5%; overgrazed pasture 9.1%; bare soil 15.1%. Water penetration was nearly four times as great in prairie as in pasture. Even with runoff, no measurable erosion occurred on any of the grassed plots.

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