Kōrero: Soils and regional land use

Loess blowing off a Canterbury river

Loess blowing off a Canterbury river

Today’s dust storms are trivial compared with the ones that blew loessial deposits from glacial regions in the mountains to cover the Canterbury Plains. Nevertheless, the continuing erosion today of fine soil from cultivated paddocks and river beds can be significant in strong north-westerly winds.

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New Zealand Society of Soil Science

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Eastern and southern South Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17109/loess-blowing-off-a-canterbury-river (accessed 30 November 2023)

He kōrero nā Allan Gillingham, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008