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Author(s):Jaaback, G.
Title:The role of water run-off on grassed sports pitches
Section:Volunteer presentations
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Meeting Info.:19-20 May 2008: Pisa Italy
Source:1st European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1, May 2008, p. 99-100.
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Surface runoff; Athletic fields; Precipitation; Swales; Soccer fields; Playability; Sports turf maintenance
Abstract/Contents:Discusses water run-off on sports fields in the United Kingdom. Explains that "with winter rainfall there is negligible evapotranspiration and consequently topsoils take in moisture slowly. Having a high water holding capacity they can retain a wet and plastic condition throughout the winter. Hence, the rapid removal of surplus water is required soon after rain and before water softens the pitch surface; the object being to make pitches playable within the shortest time thereafter." Describes water run-off on the field and run-off outside the playing area. States that "with run-off into a stream, pond, watercourse or open pasture there is generally no concern. However, where outfall locations are restricted or do not exist in the case of built up areas, provision must be made for the attention of this surplus water to prevent peak flow and distribute the surplus water more evenly over the boundary." Concludes that "water run-off is a vital factor in sports pitch design. The control of surplus water flow on to [onto] pitches remain the first priority."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Jaaback, G. 2008. The role of water run-off on grassed sports pitches. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 99-100.
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