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The agency conducted free soil testing to identify contaminated spots and hauled it away, replacing it with clean topsoil and sod.
In England, it was estimated that 2,000 tons of topsoil slipped into the river Wye during a single rainstorm.
Dan and Tori Crawford started Upcountry, an organic fruit, vegetable, and flower farm in November 2016, and now tend 2 acres of land filled with seasonal produce in lush, farmable topsoil.
The fire also stripped away the grass, brush and trees that typically hold together topsoil.
In the Black Belt, named for its rich topsoil but now a region of widespread rural poverty, people wonder whether once-plentiful jobs will ever come back.
Digging into the ground removes the plants and topsoil that insulate the permafrost and accelerates the rising water.
In the Black Belt, named for its rich topsoil, but now a region of widespread rural poverty, people still wonder whether once-plentiful jobs will ever come back.
The storm acted like a blowtorch, searing off leaves and stripping away topsoil.
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Definition of topsoil for English Language Learners
: the upper layer of soil in which plants have most of their roots
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