MassDEP issued a unilateral administrative order requiring the company to stop filling in the BVW and adjacent buffer zone, stabilize erodable
soils and hire a wetlands specialist to assess the damage and prepare a wetland restoration plan.
Conditions such as high rainfall intensity, summer thunderstorms, and deeply weathered, erodable
soils should also be present--conditions that characterize the southeastern United States (Ireland et al.
This slow initial expansion of leaf area by lupin crops compared with cereals grown under the same conditions predisposes the crop to weed competition, insect damage, brown leaf spot (Pleiochaeta setosa), and greater risk of sandblast damage on wind erodable
soils (Perry et al.
It also provided resources to take highly erodable
lands out of areas that are influenced by water erosion.
One of the most common soil erosion control measures is spreading agricultural straw mulch across an erodable
Switchgrass is widely adapted and suitable for use on marginal, highly erodable
, and droughty soils (Moser and Vogel, 1995).
The slopes are mostly steep and highly erodable
due to heavy rainfall and mineral constituents of the slope forming material.
Soil types have an impact on whether a soil can be reused on the site, whether it must be disposed of off site, whether it can be built upon, or how erodable
it might be.
For example, in areas where timber is being harvested, rain can wash erodable
sediments that contain nutrients, such as phosphorus, from forest roads into mountain streams and eventually reservoirs," said Liete.
The soil is highly erodable
, thus contributing to loss of this habitat.
Land and Wetland Conservation and Reserve Program specifically provides $50 million for water conservation through cost-share payments, incentive payments, and loans to carry out water conservation projects in Klamath Basin to enhance the quality and increase the quantity of water available to farmers and ranchers.