Four Types of Soil Erosion

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Soil erosion

Soil erosion – is the removal of the top soil.

 

Four Types of Soil Erosion

  • Real erosion
  • Gully (rain action) erosion
  • Sheet erosion
  • Splash erosion

Factors influencing soil erosion

  • Water
  • Indiscriminate land clearing & burning
  • Animal activities
  • Poor land management

 

Soil & Water Conservation

The management of soil to prevent or reduce soil erosion by wind and water.

Water Conservation
  • Tanks
  • Drums
  • Dams
  • Reservoirs

 

Soil Conservation
  • Gabion basket
  • Terracing
  • Mulching
  • Vegetable cover( e.g Dasheen )

 

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