Potential Sources of Sediments and Nutrients: Sheet and Rill Erosion and Phosphorus Sources

Australia: State of the Environment Technical Paper Series (Inland Waters), Series 1
Colin Rosewell
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1997
ISBN 0 642 25285 8

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About the Technical Paper

Soil erosion is a key limitation to achieving sustainable land use in Australia and is the major source of sediment and phosphorus in Australian waterbodies. The major sediment source-types are : sheet and rill erosion, gully erosion and main channel erosion. This paper describes the method used to develop and map an Australia-wide indicator of sheet and rill erosion and to combine this with information on soil phosphorus status to provide an indicator of the potential for movement of particulate phosphorus.