Otutira, IHD experimental basin no. 3 1970
By: Drost, H.
Contributor(s): Pittams, R.J.Material type: BookSeries: Hydrological research annual report: Publisher: Wellington : Water and Soil Division, MWD, 1973Description: 25 p.ISSN: 0085-414X.Subject(s): HYDROLOGY | VEGETATION | CULTURAL CONTROL | LAND MANAGEMENT | NZMS260T18 | LAKE TAUPO | OTUTIRA STREAM | SOILS | SCRUB | LAND USE | GRASSLANDS | ANALYTICAL METHODS | CATCHMENTS | MATHEMATICAL MODELS | NZMS262 04
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1 appendix; 3 figs; 12 refs; 5 tables Available from Technical Information Office, Water and Soil Division, Ministry of Works and Development, PO Box 12041, Wellington
The Ministry of Works has established a network of experimental basins to study the hydrological characteristics of important soil-vegetation complexes of New Zealand. The effect of cultural changes on these characteristics has also been studied. The Otutira Basin is situated on the north shore of lake Taupo, 14 miles west of Tayso and 20 miles south of Mangakina. The basin has an area of 741 acres and discharges into Kawakawa Bay. The objects of the project were, (a) to carry out research to aid in understanding natur hydrological processes on soil-vegetation complexes - yellow-brown pumice soils/scrub, and yellow-brown pumice soils/introduced grasses, (b) to find the effect of a change in land use (scrub versus introduced grasses) on the hydrological regimen, (c) to provide data for a mathematical model of catchments for the generation of information on the effect of land use and/or land management on the hydrology of typical soil-vegetation complexes, (d) to improve techniques of observing and/or analysing data