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Soil moisture deficiency limits agricultural production on both farmland and rangeland and is the major constraint to increased production on over two-thirds of Canadian agricultural land (Oosterveld and Nicholaichuk 1983). Snow represents a significant source of manageable water for crop production on dryland agricultural fields. The quantity of water available from snow depends primarily on the depth of the local snowcover, weather conditions fostering snowmelt and soil properties affecting infiltration (Steppuhn 1981). In order for snow to be utilized by crops, meltwater must infiltrate and be stored in the root zone.
snowmelt runoff from agricultural land in the peace river region
Chanasyk, D.S. and C.P. Woytowich 1986. SNOWMELT RUNOFF FROM AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE PEACE RIVER REGION. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 28(1):7-14.
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