|
Twitter
|
Facebook
|
Google+
|
VKontakte
|
LinkedIn
|
 
 
International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research
ISSN: 2351-8014
 
 
Sunday 20 October 2019

About IJISR

News

Submission

Downloads

Archives

Custom Search

Contact

Connect with IJISR

   
 
 
 

SOIL ERODIBILITY ASSESSMENT IN SELECTED PART OF EKWUSIGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ANAMBRA STATE SOUTH-EASTERN NIGERIA


Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 50–62

 SOIL ERODIBILITY ASSESSMENT IN SELECTED PART OF EKWUSIGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ANAMBRA STATE SOUTH-EASTERN NIGERIA

Ruth Oghenerukevwe Eyankware, Moses Oghenenyoreme Eyankware, and Solomon Chukwuedum Effam

Original language: English

Received 19 October 2014

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Erosion related problems has been on the increase in some part of Ekwusigo local government area and its environs in particular and southestern Nigeria at large for some decades now and all past attempts at solving the problem have proved ineffective and thus constituting risk to the people living in such area or erosion prone area. The research was embarked upon to assess the erodibility of soil over different parent materials in selected part of study area. Soil samples were collected from profile pits dugs in three different locations namely: Egbema, Nza and Ifite Oraifite. A total of fifteen soil samples in all comprising five samples from each profile pit with a depth of 2m and according to the clarity of the different horizons was collected. The samples were air dried, crushed and sieved in 2mm before subjected to test in the laboratory for both physical and chemical. Sand fraction in all the three locations showed porosity below 50%, the ECEC were found to be low likewise the organic content and the PH in the three locations. The properties exhibited by this soil indicate that the soil has been subjected to high rate of weathering and leaching they are easily detachable and transported by runoff, hence there stability is low.

Author Keywords: vulnerability, soil erosion, chemical parameters, Physical parameters and Moisture Content.


How to Cite this Article


Ruth Oghenerukevwe Eyankware, Moses Oghenenyoreme Eyankware, and Solomon Chukwuedum Effam, “SOIL ERODIBILITY ASSESSMENT IN SELECTED PART OF EKWUSIGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ANAMBRA STATE SOUTH-EASTERN NIGERIA,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 50–62, January 2015.