water erosion Articles

  • Assessment and Reporting on Soil Erosion

    Untitled Document This report presents the results of a peer review of work on soil erosion carried out by the EEA up until 2001. It also summarises the conclusions of an expert ...

  • Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

    When discussing environmental concerns, soil erosion is not the first issue that comes into mind. The world’s media focuses on fossil fuel problems, climate change, biodiversity and forest fires, while soil depletion is less spectacular and is seldom mentioned. However, societies in the past have even collapsed or disappeared as a result of soil erosion. For centuries Easter Island was ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Aggregate stability and erosion response to antecedent water content of a loess soil

    Soil erosion processes are affected by the erodibility of the soil and by the erosivity of the rain. The effects of rain characteristics and invariant soil properties such as texture and organic matter content on soil erosion processes are well documented. The effect of antecedent soil water content ({theta}a) on aggregate breakdown, seal formation, and subsequent soil erosion is much more ...

  • Water erosion and connectivity analysis during a year with high precipitations in a watershed of Argentina

    Soil erosion is a global concern because of its consequences for the environment and the economy of countries. In the Argentine Pampas Region, soil erosion process is a priority issue, although there is little information about sediment concentration (SC) in agricultural catchments. The study aimed at assessing the factors that have a major influence on SC and discussing the dynamics of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A sheet erodibility parameter for water erosion modeling in regions with low intensity rain

    Soil erodibility reflects the soil effect on the detachment process by rainfall and runoff; an evaluation of this parameter for single storm events was carried out using natural runoff plot data collected for two rainfall seasons in northern Iraq. The region is characterized by a semiarid Mediterranean-type climate with normal rainfall intensity below 20 mm/h and dominant sheet erosion on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Supergro is the ideal solution for developer’s erosions problems

    BACKGROUND Lakeside of Oakdale is a residential development located in northeastern Oklahoma City. This development centers around a 23-acre recreational lake with ample opportunities for soil erosion. The developer wanted to make sure that the slopes in the development and especially around the lake's perimeter were stabilized and vegetated as the lake filled with water and construction of ...

  • CoirGreen™ Geotextiles - An Effective Soil Erosion Prevention Method

    “The different coir types and their characteristics have made coir the most versatile natural fiber ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Shoreline erosion and stormwater management project case study

    In early August, 2007, a homeowner on Lake Waubesa near Madison, Wisconsin contacted Agrecol Corporation about their Envirolok Vegetated Retaining Wall System. The homeowner wanted to replace a failing lake wall with an environmentally-friendly shoreline. The old wall was built with creosote railroad ties which was just one of many stormwater management problems with the project site. A ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • Using Coir Geotextiles for soil erosion control

    One of the most effective and yet natural soil erosion prevention techniques is the use of Coir Geotextiles fabrics ( Woven Geotextiles). Used extensively to prevent environmental degradation Geotextiles have no synthetic material but is instead made out of an organic fiber, coir, which is extracted from the husk of a coconut. It is strong, durable, water proof and is one of the few natural ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Erosion control products: cost effective alternatives for revegetation

    Erosion is any horticulturist’s worst nightmare. From the process of replanting and restoration, to the loss of the most fertile soil, i.e. the topsoil, erosion can have damaging effects on any cultivation. Although erosion is mainly associated with water erosion, wind erosion and tillage are another two forms of erosion. So what are the signs that can help identify erosion early ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Composted Woody Materials Become Erosion Control Product

    In Beaverton, Oregon, Lakeside Reclamation, Inc. grinds incoming yard trimmings and other feedstocks which are composted and bagged for use in erosion and runoff control. The facility recycles over 25,000 tons of wood each year for multiple product use. Owned by Howard Grabhorn, the site includes a limited purpose landfill, composting area, retail products building and comparative erosion control ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Coir Logs - A proven way to prevent soil erosion

    The importance of soil was emphasised by The great Indian guru, Mahathma Gandhi, who said that ‘to forget how to tend the soil is to forget ourselves’. The Mahatma made this emphatic statement in order to stress the importance of soil. Soil ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Toxicity of anionic Polyacrylamide formulations when used for erosion control in agriculture

    Addition of anionic polyacrylamide (PAM) to agricultural irrigation water can dramatically reduce erosion of soils. However, the toxicity of PAM to aquatic life, while often claimed to be low, has not been thoroughly evaluated. Five PAM formulations, including two oil-based products, one water-based product, one granular product and one tablet product, were evaluated for acute and/or chronic ...

  • Soil erosion in the riparian zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China

    The riparian zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) has experienced substantial erosion that may severely deteriorate the reservoir ecosystem. To calculate soil erosion characteristics, field investigations have been conducted in the TGR area and 12 erosion-monitoring transects have been set in the middle TGR. The results showed that the dominating drive forces are water wave, gravity and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Effects of climate change on the soil erosion risk in alpine areas

    This study uses the RUSLE model to predict soil erosion. The Universal Soil Loss Equation (in one of its different versions i.e. USLE, RUSLE) is the most common model for research on erosion. It was designed to be used on hilly terrains for agricultural purposes where sheet and rill erosion processes are prevailing. It is not designed for some of the other erosion processes of alpine areas as, ...


  • Modelling both the continual erosion and regeneration of discolouration material in drinking water distribution systems

    The erosion of the cohesive layers of particulate matter that causes discolouration in water distribution system mains has previously been modelled using the Prediction of Discolouration in Distribution Systems (PODDS) model. When first proposed, PODDS featured an unvalidated means by which material regeneration on pipe walls could be simulated. Field and laboratory studies of material ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of spatial Markov chains to the analysis of the temporal–spatial evolution of soil erosion

    Soil and water conservation in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area of China is important, and soil erosion is a significant issue. In the present study, spatial Markov chains were applied to explore the impacts of the regional context on soil erosion in the Xiangxi River watershed, and Thematic Mapper remote sensing data from 1999 and 2007 were employed. The results indicated that the observed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wind erosion of waste impoundments in arid climates and mitigation of dust pollution

    Wind can erode and disperse fine-grained material from an impoundment of mining, industrial or municipal waste that stands above the level of its surroundings. Such dust dispersion can be a serious nuisance as well as a health hazard to inhabitants and animals in nearby settlements. It can also degrade crops, making them less marketable, and pollute soil, surface water and ground water. Wind can ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Even small sites must follow best practices to control erosion and runoff

    Since 1990, construction sites larger than 5 acres and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) serving populations over 100,000 have had to  abide by the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program. This program was put in place to protect the country’s waterways from sedimentation buildup. ...


    By FINN Corporation

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