What is Rill Erosion?


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Which natural force does NOT cause erosion?

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1. The first stage of soil erosion is caused by raindrops breaking up the soil surface. This type of erosion is called _____.

2. What type of soil erosion causes water and soil to flow across a slope without forming channels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these study tools to discover how much you comprehend about rill erosion. Quiz questions will test you on things including a natural forces that cause rill erosion and soil erosion caused by raindrops breaking up the soil.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The study tools will guide you to:

  • Erosion that causes water and soil to flow across a slope without creating channels
  • Identify the soil erosion that causes shallow channels to form
  • Recognize the soil erosion that causes deep channels to form

Skills Practiced

Use the following study skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of erosion and how it is connected to water and soil
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the first stage of soil erosion in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the types of erosion that cause shallow or deep channels to form and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Find out more about rill erosion with the lesson called What is Rill Erosion? It will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand what water erosion is
  • Define erosion and rill erosion
  • Analyze the erosion process
  • Explain erosion aftermath