The National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory

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Accelerated Erosion 


Erosion can be accelerated through the activities of human beings. The removal of surface vegetation and residue cover occurs in:

Agricultural Cultivation

 

Forest Harvesting

 

 

Rangeland Grazing

 

Surface Mining

Urban Highway Construction


 


Tillage implements, forest harvesting equipment, mining activities, and construction equipment all disturb the soil structure, which can also reduce the soil's resistance to detachment.

 

Construction Equipment

 


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