Houay Pano catchment

Houay Pano is located in Northern Laos, Luang Prabang Province, and is divided into 3 nested sub-catchments (total 60 ha), on shale and schist soils. Slope gradient is 30-80%, and rainfall is about 1400 mm per year.

Land use change: switch from crop (Job’s tears, maize, upland rice) to teak plantation.

 

Hydro-meteorological and soil losses surveys

Cimel Enerco 407 weather station within Houay Pano catchment (photo: C. Valentin)
Water discharge and sediment monitoring at the outlet of the Houay Pano catchment (photo: L. Boithias)
Suspended sediment sampling at the outlet of the Houay Pano catchment (photo: L. Boithias)