Story: Soil erosion and conservation

Scree

Scree

Rain and snow loosen rocks and stones from high-altitude rock faces. The stones gather on lower slopes to form large screes, which gradually move down as part of natural erosion.

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Photograph by G. R. Roberts

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Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Surveys and research', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19793/scree (accessed 27 November 2021)

Story by Paul Gregg, published 24 Nov 2008