This paper presents an application of the universal soil loss equation USLE using Geographical Information System (GIS). A methodology for obtaining each one of the equation's parameters and for doing theirs spatial distribution is suggested. This methodology is used in a specific hydrographic basin. Rio la Miel was taken as study case. Erosion rates of 758 t/ha.year were obtained. The application of these results as a tool for hydrographic basins environmental management was discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Estimating erosion in hydrographic basins using Geographic Information Systems: Rio La Miel case study|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2006|
|Event||International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures - XXII Congreso Latinoamericano de Hidraulica - 22nd Latin American Congress on Hydraulics 2006 - Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of|
Duration: 9 Oct 2006 → 14 Oct 2006
|Conference||International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures - XXII Congreso Latinoamericano de Hidraulica - 22nd Latin American Congress on Hydraulics 2006|
|Country||Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of|
|Period||9/10/06 → 14/10/06|