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Universal Soil Loss Equation

An equation used for the design of water erosion control systems. A = RKLSPC wherein A = average annual soil loss in tons per acre per year, R = rainfall factor, K = soil erodibility factor, L = length of slope, S = percent of slope, P = conservation practice factor, and C = cropping and management factor.
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  • USLE (Universal Soil Loss Equation)
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