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Erosion: Irrigation-induced

Lehrsch, G.A. and Bjorneberg, D.L. and Sojka, R.E. (2005) Erosion: Irrigation-induced. In: Hillel, D., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment. pp. 456-463. Elsevier, Ltd, Oxford, U.K.

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Soil erosion is caused by wind, tillage, precipitation,
or irrigation. Erosion caused by irrigation, usually
termed 'irrigation-induced erosion,' can be the most
damaging because it affects many of the most productive
soils in the world. These are the soils of arid
irrigated regions, which typically have thin A horizons,
little organic matter, and weak structure,
making them highly erodible. Moreover, these soils,
once degraded, recover very slowly. Irrigation induced
erosion occurs as an unintended consequence
of irrigation for improved crop production.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 1139
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Erosion
Soil > Erosion
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Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 15:31
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