Erosion occurs differently depending on the climate, geographical location, human beings and other factors specific to a site. Land and pond management companies in Florida are faced with different types of soil erosion when selling certain types of property. Erosion can directly impact water quality which can be detrimental to environmental areas as well as recreational such as golf courses.
Rain and runoff are common causes of erosion. Rain running off a roof, cliff or other higher level can cause damage when it consistently hits a lower level.
Water rushing along the side of a road or through a field can disturb the ecosystem of the land. Unrealized seepage is one major natural cause of gullies. Man causes gullies by poor planning of waterway construction, clearing treed areas and deforestation. Over grazing by cattle and sheep is another cause of gullies.
2. Splash Erosion
Even gently falling rain can lead to erosion depending on where it falls. An area with little vegetation can be destroyed after years of nothing to hold the soil in place. This is called splash erosion.
3. Sheet Erosion
This type of erosion is related to rain as the damage done after a rainfall. Puddles can hide the harm being done to the soil as it erodes the upper level and leaves lower levels susceptible to further destruction. Bare roots and areas of soil with no vegetation are often signs of sheet erosion.
4. Rill Erosion
Sheet erosion and other surface types of erosion can lead to rill erosion. Little tributaries form under the surface and can cause the ground to grow to the size of a hill while the rill burrows underneath destroying the durability of the ground. A piece of land can be secretly destroyed which would warrant it unsafe for some types of building.
5. Bank Erosion
Erosion of the banks of a river or other waterway can be caused by improper shoring up. Water rushing by or putting pressure on the soil over time can cause the top layers to move away from more delicate layers. This leaves the under-layers to be moved and dismantled to cause erosion.
6. Tunnel Erosion
Tunnel erosion is like a serious case of underground seepage. Water flowing more and more quickly will turn into an underground gulley, taking with it the necessary elements for healthy soil. The stronger the flow, the more intense the ability to move more dense types of ground such as clay. This leaves the integrity of the land open to damage that can become a sinkhole in a worse case scenario.
7. Water Erosion
Water erosion comes in many forms. It can be manmade or caused by nature. The direction of the water’s flow can determine the erosion of an area and the extent to which it affects the land. Erosion can be caused in deserts or areas of vegetation.
Erosion of your lake can be prevented by ensuring that native vegetation surrounds it to reduce bank erosion. Larger lakes may require that you place a retaining wall to keep the walls from falling into the water. It is possible to promote a healthy ecosystem within your lake as you keep the soil in and around it from eroding.
At Crosscreek Environmental, we believe in providing a comprehensive, environmentally friendly approach in creating solutions to maintain the beauty and health of Florida's ponds, lakes, wetlands, and shorelines. We use the B.E.S.T.™ geo-tube solution and are one of the best geo-tube solution providers in the state of Florida.
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