1973. Paper abstract bibtex
About ten years ago there was so much criticism of the existing experimental watershed programs that it was unpopular for a while to plan catachment experiments of any type. The criticism had come largely from quarters with little experience in the method of experimental watersheds and none at all in the analysis of their results. Nevertheless opinions to the effect that we had learned little from experiments on watersheds that their cost was far greater than their benefits and that they should be severely curtailed in future, were trumpeted from Washington and other high circles, both domestic and international.