Story: Soil erosion and conservation

Rill erosion

Rill erosion

Any cultivated, sloping land is susceptible to erosion in heavy rain. Rills or small channels form when run-off is concentrated when moving down, or at the base of slopes. Rills can be covered by subsequent cultivation, but they cause soil loss.

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Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Types of erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19789/rill-erosion (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Paul Gregg, published 24 Nov 2008