Water erosion is a two-part process involving the detachment and transport of soil particles. The water erosion process consists of discrete stages from rain drop impact to the formation of gully erosion. Each stage has its own processes and characteristics. Controlling or preventing water erosion requires an understanding of each step in the erosion process.
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- Gully ErosionGully erosion is responsible for removing vast amounts of soil.
- Rill ErosionRill erosion results from the concentration of surface water into deeper, faster-flowing channels.
- Sheet ErosionSheet erosion is responsible for extensive soil loss in both cultivated and non-cultivated environments.
- Splash ErosionSplash erosion or rain drop impact represents the first stage in the erosion process.
- Tunnel ErosionPreventing and controlling tunnel erosion in Tasmania caused by the movement of excess water through a dispersive subsoil.