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1938

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Ec38-118 Soil And Moisture Conservation In Nebraska, D.L. J. Gross, E.H. Doll Jan 1938

Ec38-118 Soil And Moisture Conservation In Nebraska, D.L. J. Gross, E.H. Doll

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

When the white men first explored Nebraska, they found little erosion taking place. They found the hills, particularly in eastern Nebraska, covered with a dense growth of grass, underlain with a thick mat of decaying debris. The valleys were even more densely covered with the water-loving grasses and sedges. The soil underneath the prairie was black and spongy, the result of centuries of accumulating humus. The valleys bordering the streams were boggy and abounded with springs. Clear water flowed constantly in the streams. The upland draws in the more favorable parts of the state were heavily covered with the big ...


Ec38-118 Soil And Moisture Conservation In Nebraska, D.L. Gross, E.H. Doll Jan 1938

Ec38-118 Soil And Moisture Conservation In Nebraska, D.L. Gross, E.H. Doll

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

When the white men first explored Nebraska, they found little erosion taking place. They found the hills, particularly in eastern Nebraska, covered with a dense growth of grass, underlain with a thick mat of decaying debris. The valleys were even more densely covered with the water-loving grasses and sedges. The soil underneath and prairie was black and soggy, the result of centuries of accumulating humus. The valleys bordernig the streams were boggy and abounded with springs. Clear water flowed constantly in the streams. The upland draws in the more favorable parts of the state were heavily covered with the big ...