Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use on the Southwestern United States
Erosion in the Rio Puerco: Geography and Processes

Potential Erosion Map

This map was derived by applying the sediment yield curve to a map of mean annual precipitation http://www.ocs.orst.edu/data/PRISM/data/PRISM_new.html (Follow links for Maps and Digital Products, then to Sample Images). It does not account for other important factors such as slopes, soil characteristics, and the distribution of rainfall among numerous small events or fewer large events.

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