Australia: State of the Environment Technical Paper Series (Inland Waters), Series 1
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1997
ISBN 0 642 25285 8
- Potential Sources of Sediments and Nutrients: Sheet and Rill Erosion and Phosphorus Sources (PDF - 259 KB)
About the Technical Paper
Soil erosion is a key limitation to achieving sustainable land use in Australia and is the major source of sediment and phosphorus in Australian waterbodies. The major sediment source-types are : sheet and rill erosion, gully erosion and main channel erosion. This paper describes the method used to develop and map an Australia-wide indicator of sheet and rill erosion and to combine this with information on soil phosphorus status to provide an indicator of the potential for movement of particulate phosphorus.