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- Fink, D.H.; Frasier, G.W.; Cooley, K.R.
- Agricultural water management 1980 v.3 no.2 pp. 125
- arid zones; clay; deserts; farmers' attitudes; livestock; paraffin wax; rain; ranchers; rangelands; runoff; sandy soils; silt; soil treatment; solar energy; springs (water); water harvesting; water supply; watershed hydrology; watersheds; weathering
- ... Water-harvesting techniques can increase the useable water supplies of arid and semiarid areas. A relatively new water-harvesting treatment is the application of paraffin wax to soils to create a water-repellent catchment surface. The first two such catchments were installed at the Granite Reef test site in 1972 by applying ground paraffin wax (0.7 kg/m2 average rate) atop smoothed, rain-compacted ...