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Erosion Potential

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Soil erosion is the process by which soil particles are detached and transported by run-off water. This is affected by the slope of the land, intensity of rainfall, vegetable cover, land use and type of soil. The terrain of Naga is such that more than 80% of its total land area is characterized as undulating hills to steeplands. These steeplands and the lack of forest covers contribute to the occurrence of severe run-off.  Besides, the municipality is traversed by the wide, Bacalan River, Lumbay and Tipan River. These rivers and the numerous streams and creeks in the area often overflow its bank during the rainy months. To minimized erosion, farming, especially the planting of rice and corn of slopes of over 18% should be discouraged. Farmers should instead be encouraged to establish tree farms on these areas to hold the soil to minimize severe soil damage.

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 20 May 2012 12:15 )  

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