Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín
Print version ISSN 1692-3324
MONTOYA MORENO, Yimmy and MONTOYA MORENO, Boris. Morphometrical characterization in los Andes watershed, El Carmen de Viboral, Antioquia-Colombia. Rev. ing. univ. Medellín [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.15, pp. 31-38. ISSN 1692-3324.
Some morphometric characteristic were evaluated in the watershed of creek Los Andes department of Antioquia (Colombia). The headwater has a small area (<20km2) with main direction in the axis S-N, with an elevation range between 2.700 and 2.200 m. asl. It presents a network of drainage well structured, for which presents a time of concentration of the water over 5 hours. The watershed is of class Kc2 with a high slope and a system of drainage subdendritic. This research permitted to identify the uses of the soil, being the adequate use the one that presented greater percentage (55%) and the use is recommended conservationist in general for all headwater.
Keywords : Tropical limnology; morphometric; physical limnology.