Estimated long-term soil erosion - Average volume of soil erosion, by region, 2012

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Soil erosion reduces the productive capacity of land. Sediment entering waterways affects water quality, storage capacity, and biodiversity. Soil erosion in the North Island is primarily due to the historical clearance of forest on steep slopes for pastoral agriculture. South Island soil erosion is primarily due to high rainfall and steep mountainous terrain.

Column headings:
vol_tkm2yr = volume of soil lost per year measured in tonnes per square kilometer

This dataset relates to the "Estimated long-term soil erosion" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

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Information
Category Environmental Reporting > Land > Soils
Metadata Dublin Core
Technical Details
Table ID 52483
Data type Table
Row count 17
Columns region, vol_tkm2yr
Services Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed
History
Added 28 Sep 2015
Last updated 28 Sep 2015
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Current revision Imported on Oct. 9, 2015 from CSV .