Story: Soil erosion and conservation

Run-off flumes

Run-off flumes

A flume is a channel that holds run-off water to prevent it from eroding soil. It may be made of wood, concrete or, as in this case, hard, moulded plastic. Here, water is directed down a steep slope through a forest.

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Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Mechanical control of erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Paul Gregg, published 24 Nov 2008