Method to Predict Cropland Ephemeral Gully Erosion

by D. E. Woodward, Soil Conservation Service, United States,
C. D. Clarke, Soil Conservation Service, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action


Erosion of farmlands due to concentrate flow is very severe on many unprotected fields across the county. Small channels can you in large gullies of not controlled. These small channels are routinely obliterated by tillage of the field and other routine farm operations only to be formed again. Since the 1960's the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) has been used to estimate rill and sheet erosion. A model and computer program called Ephemeral Gully Erosion Estimate was developed by ARS. This paper describes the development of the EGEM which is a modification EGEE computer to meet SCS user needs.

Subject Headings: Agriculture | Erosion | Soil analysis | Soil loss | Soft soils | Computer software | Computer models | Water flow | United States | Arkansas | South Carolina

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