Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-8-13-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-8-13-2017
Research article
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06 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 06 Jan 2017

Estimating soil erosion risk and evaluating erosion control measures for soil conservation planning at Koga watershed in the highlands of Ethiopia

Tegegne Molla and Biniam Sisheber

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This study was conducted to estimate the rate of soil erosion and to evaluate the existing SWC strategies in the Koga watershed. A mixed approach of field investigation and an integrated RUSLE model modified for Ethiopian highlands is being adopted for soil erosion assessment. Most of the existing SWC structures fail to meet the standard due to deficient construction and management of SWC structures. The soil erosion rate is by far higher than the tolerable soil loss rate.