Applying the LISEM Model for Investigating Flood Prevention and Soil Conservation Scenarios in South-Limburg, the Netherlands

  • A. P. J. De Roo
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Soil erosion and surface runoff have always been problems concomitant with intensive agricultural land use in hilly areas. These problems can be exacerbated by soil and geology, as is the case in the hill country of South-Limburg (The Netherlands), where soils developed on loess are especially vulnerable to surface runoff and soil erosion. Since people started clearing the forests, soil erosion processes and human reactions to them have created the characteristic landforms dry valleys, incised (`hollow’) roads and lynchets.


Soil Erosion Soil Loss Overland Flow Richards Equation Water Erosion Prediction Project 
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