gully erosion

noun

: soil erosion produced by running water

Examples of gully erosion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Schwarzmann and Berghoff call the search for visible signs of pollution such as gully erosion — as opposed to measuring water pollutants — an unscientific way to evaluate logging’s impact. Tanka Dhakal, Journal Sentinel, 5 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gully erosion was in 1928

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“Gully erosion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gully%20erosion. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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gully erosion

noun
: soil erosion produced by running water

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