soil erosion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soil erosion the washing away of soil by the flow of water
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

The stealing of soil by erosion occurs where run-off waters are not obstructed by forest growth.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
This soil resource destruction from erosion leads to the destruction of other valuable resources.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
The result of this erosion and transportation has been to change the conditions of the surface both as regards soil and drainage.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The other great waste of the soil is by erosion, or the wearing away of the soil by stream-flow.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
Billions of dollars have been lost by these communities through persistent soil exhaustion and erosion.
"The Rural Life Problem of the United States" by Horace Curzon Plunkett
First, they prevent erosion, or the washing away of soil by the water that falls as rain.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Still another cause for the deterioration of the soil is erosion.
"Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt" by William James Edwards
Still another cause for the deterioration of the soil is erosion.
"The Upward Path" by Various
Scrub on the remainder, however, serves to stabilize the soil of the forest lands against erosion and to slow the runoff of water.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
In some lower areas, where there are areas of brown forest soils, erosion is a serious problem.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
***

In news:

Forest fires in 1855 burned everything in their paths, exposing the thin alpine soils to erosion, which soon left the mountain a bare, polished dome.
You need to do that without subjecting your soil to wind or water erosion or violating your highly erodible land conservation plan.
DROUGHT has hit hard in recent years here in the Deccan Plateau in southern India, where the sandy red soil has been stripped of forests and become prone to flooding and erosion.
Way back in grade school, we learned the basic value of trees in cleaning the air, providing shade, retarding soil erosion and often providing nourishing food.
Growing corn and kura clover together can cut both nitrogen costs and soil erosion, says Ken Albrecht.
Even without pressure from climate change, reefs also face pressure from overfishing, farm and ranch runoff, and soil erosion.
Ten-foot assembled sections of Truline, a cast-in-place modular wall system, are being set in place to prevent soil erosion.
New system could prevent soil erosion into trout stream.
Soil erosion on agricultural land.
Soil Erosion on agricultural land has been an existing problem for many years.
Cover crops important to prevent soil erosion , especially this summer.
There are many, especially toxins that come from industrial and municipal wastewaters, runoff from farms and urban areas, and the erosion of soils.
Modern agricultural methods have produced even larger harvests—but at a cost: the richest breadbasket soils of the nation are threatened by serious erosion.
Their roots reduce erosion by binding the soil.
If farmers were able to put in a cover crop last fall -- between rains -- it is protecting against soil erosion from the rains we had this past week.
***