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Competency Area 5: Soil conservation AEM

PO 41. Understand the different types of soil erosion

There are four types of water erosion:

  1. Inter-rill erosion
  2. Rill erosion
  3. Gully erosion: erosion by runoff scouring large channels (deeper than 1 foot).
  4. Streambank  erosion: erosion by rivers or streams cutting into banks.

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Gully erosion

Photo courtesy of NRCS

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Streambank erosion

Photo courtesy of NRCS