PREDICTING SOIL EROSION

Erosion of soil by water poses an increasing threat as needs for food and fiber production and space for social and economic necessities of a growing population add pressures to the nation's land resources. The Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) developed through many years of cooperative efforts of the Agricultural Research Service, state experiment stations, and the Soil Conservation Service is a highly useful tool for predicting sheet and rill erosion under various conditions of land use and management. It is widely accepted and used by soil conservationists and others. However, there are some problems associated with its use and some additional needs to supplement its use in the field.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 31-42

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM