Title

Estimating soil loss from two coastal watersheds in Puerto Rico with RUSLE.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Barnali Dixon

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Date Issued

January 2011

Date Available

June 2014

ISSN

1521-0227

Abstract

The loss of topsoil from the landscape increases sediment loading to adjacent aquatic systems, which may be transported further downstream. Increased sediment loading to downstream ecosystems such as estuaries can negatively impact these environments. This research compares the sediment loss from two watersheds [Jobos Bay (JB) and Rio Espiritu Santo (RES) watersheds] on the island of Puerto Rico. The revised universal soil loss equation (RUSLE) was applied to both watersheds. Results from this study suggested that potential soil loss from both watersheds is relatively low. There is some indication that the RES watershed may have a higher soil loss potential when compared to the JB watershed.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 12(2), 108 - 127. DOI: 10.1504/IER.2011.040243

Language

en_US

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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