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Proc. IAHS, 370, 39–44, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-370-39-2015
Proc. IAHS, 370, 39–44, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-370-39-2015

  11 Jun 2015

11 Jun 2015

Impact analysis of the decline of agricultural land-use on flood risk and material flux in hilly and mountainous watersheds

Y. Shimizu et al.

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The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the decline of agricultural land-use on flood risk and material flux in hilly and mountainous watersheds using Soil Water Assessment Tool. The results indicated that increase of flood risk due to abandonment of agricultural land-use. Furthermore, the abandonment of rice paddy field on steep slope areas may have larger impacts on sediment discharges than cultivated field.