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Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE)

The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE)has many factors to it. The equation is A=RK(LS)CP. Based on this equation would the following below DECREASE or INCREASE:

A. Increasing the length of the hillside (going down) will ____ erosion

B. Increasing the slope of the hillside will _____ erosion

C. Poor crop/lawn management such as soil left bare will ___ erosion.

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First, let's look at what each of the variables in this equation stand for. A is the average annual soil loss in tons per acre. In addition we have Climate (R), soil erodibility factor (K), Topography (LS), ...

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The expert examines Revised Universal Soil Loss Equations. The increased slope of the hillside erosion is determined.