What is rill?

  • (noun): A small channel (as one formed by soil erosion).
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In geomorphology, a rill is a natural fluvial topographic feature. Rills form as the initial signs of erosion as shallow waterways on an exposed slope.

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Physical Processes - Water Erosion - Rainfall
... of erosion that occur as a direct result of rainfall—sheet erosion, rill erosion, and gully erosion ... seen as the first and least severe stage in the soil erosion process, which is followed by rill erosion, and finally gully erosion (the most severe of the three) ... Rill erosion refers to the development of small, ephemeral concentrated flow paths, which function as both sediment source and sediment delivery systems for ...

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