Taita Basin

The distribution and movement of 'reactive' phosphorus through catchments under varied land use.

Four small catchments of the Taita Experimental Basin are being studied. The soils, geology, meteorological and hydrological characteristics and vegetation are well documented. The flux of reactive phosphorus through the system is examined in detail. Reactive phospherous run-off from a grassed catchment was about twice as much as from forested catchments.