Effectiveness of Pine Stands in Control Surface Runoff

Rosmaeni Rosmaeni, Daud Malamassam, Usman Arsyad, Hazairin Zubair


This study aims to determine the effectiveness of Pine stands in controlling surface runoff, as well as the relationship between rainfall, intensity and slope with the volume of surface runoff. This study was conducted from November 2016 to February 2017. The measurement of rainfall is done by using rainfall observatory on 40 rain events, measuring the volume of surface runoff at each rainfall event, on a plot measuring 22 m x 4 m. The runoff volume on the dense pine cover was 0.006 m3, smaller than the medium and rare pine cover, ie 0.015 m3 and 0.016 m3 respectively. This shows that pine stands can minimize the impact of rainfall, rainfall intensity, and slope on the amount of surface runoff.


Pine; surface runoff; slope; rainfall; rain intensity.

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