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How do people speed up the erosion process?

 
 
zrigby
 
Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2006 09:34 pm
Erosion
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2006 10:02 pm
Just add water
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KiwiChic
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2006 10:05 pm
...then strip the land
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2006 10:05 pm
Do you want to cause erosion, or do you want to know what it is people do (on purpose or by accident) which results in erosion?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2006 10:51 pm
We do "no-till" farming. We are good stewards of wind erosion.
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2006 11:09 pm
"No Till" is real big around here. And "Contour Planting" gets quite a bit of play on hilly fields - of which we have plenty.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2006 11:15 pm
Up around Great Falls, it's strip farming, but not, I guess for erosion.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2006 11:26 pm
I have a feeling that this is either homework or a science fair project. Any soil conservation office of any county in the US has a BMP manual (best management practices). In there they have ideas for control of erosion and sedimentation .Stufflike

1 post construction scouring of land so it isnt compacted and water can infiltrate rather than run off

2riparian buffers so you dont cut down the natural stream side vegetation (These plants act as a filter)

3 Using biofilters for stormwater catchment and ditribution

4 control of storm water by promoting natural levees

5 farming practices like weve already discussed

6 Keeping paved surfaces to the absolute minimum or using permeable pavements

7 dont allow combined sewer/storm water conveyance

8 keep public water and sanitary lines in good maintenance

9 grassy waterways and natural conveyances are better than pits and ponds

10 clearcutting has a price in increased erosion and sedimentation

I cant think of any more but there are a whole slew.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 27 Mar, 2006 02:16 am
how bout examine the drainage system to see how changes will effect waterflow

I'm quite a big fan of groins

and gullies

http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/CA25677D007DC87D/LUbyDesc/Gully+erosion/$File/gullyerosion.jpg
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