SK6047 : Incipient gully erosion

taken 7 years ago, near to Arnold, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Incipient gully erosion
Incipient gully erosion
The light streaks show where rainwater drainage in the slight dips between the undulations has picked up and redeposited fine topsoil particles. In harsher climatic conditions with heavy rain and minimal vegetation, these drainage paths on the far hillside would soon erode into sharp sided gullies, removing the topsoil to the detriment of agriculture. Fortunately, this field will be replanted and the rolling surface retained, having already survived since the last period of glaciation.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Geological interest  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 607 473 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.2167N 1:5.7579W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 605 482
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Ploughed Field  Erosion  Hillside 

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