Vol. 10 No. 1 (2016)
Articles

Estimating soil loss from a watershed in Western Deccan, India, using Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation

Published April 19, 2016
Veena Joshi
Nilesh Susware
Debasree Sinha
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Joshi, V., Susware, N., & Sinha, D. (2016). Estimating soil loss from a watershed in Western Deccan, India, using Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation. Landscape & Environment, 10(1), 13–25. https://doi.org/10.21120/LE/10/1/2

USLE (Universal Soil Loss Equation) is the original and the most widely accepted soil loss estimation technique till date which has evolved from a design tool for conservation planning to a research methodology all across the globe. The equation has been revised and modified over the years and became a foundation for several new soil loss models developed all around the world. The equation has been revised as RUSLE by Renard et al. (1991) and is computed in GIS environment. The Revised equation is landuse independent which makes it a useful technique to apply in a variety of environment. The present paper is an attempt to estimate soil loss from a semi-arid watershed in Western Deccan, India by employing RUSLE. The region is a rocky terrain and sediments are restricted to only a few localities. The result indicates that the region is at the threshold of soil tolerance limit.

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