soil erosion


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Noun1.soil erosion - the washing away of soil by the flow of watersoil erosion - the washing away of soil by the flow of water
eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing, wearing away - (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
washout, wash - the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway); "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
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Farmer El Haj Abdeslam and his three helpers spent years fighting soil erosion that swept away their crops fertile ground, taking their incomes with it.
com)-- Many homes suffer from the risk of being damaged due to soil erosion.
Piaol said the government would conduct an extensive and more profound agriculture program in Biliran following the severe landslides and soil erosion problem.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman said that watershed management plays a pivotal role to increase life of water reservoirs by controlling soil erosion and reducing sediment rate flowing to the reservoir, said a press release.
Soil erosion is one of the most serious global problems affecting the environment, natural resources and agriculture and threatening soil quantity (Morgan 2005).
The increased concentration of suspended sediments may be due to natural or human-induced soil erosion, according to the report.
Abstract: Soil erosion is not only the loss of soil particles, but also the loss of sediment-bounded nutrients and elements.
Evaluating soil erosion risks is a difficult undertaking task due to several concurrent processes, which affects individually other multifaceted interactions and continues at amounts that vary in both time and space [1, 2].
The government has urged farmers in Lanao del Sur to plant fruit-bearing trees and coffee at the Lake Lanao Watershed Reservation to address soil erosion in the area and effectively manage the watershed.
This development has resulted in permanent alteration of the geomorphic and hydrological settings of the landscape leading to increased soil erosion (Ramos-Scharron and Macdonald, 2007).
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Nuclear Agriculture Research Center of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ebrahim Maqiseh said the center's researchers are working on a plan which enables them to measure soil erosion in riversides using nuclear technology.
Hugh Bennett, director of the Department of Interior's Soil Erosion Service, described the storm this way: