Story: Soil erosion and conservation

Gully erosion

Gully erosion

Gullies can develop rapidly when, after heavy rainfall, a small waterfall eats back into uncompacted subsoil such as pumice or mudstone. This gully formed on gently sloping farmland, on a pumice soil.

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Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Types of erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Paul Gregg, published 24 Nov 2008