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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 15.7 In badlands, impermeable clays that lack a soil cover produce rapid runoff, leading to intensive gully erosion and a high drainage density.

Why is it hard for vegetation to become established on badland slopes?

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The reason why it is hard for vegetation to be established on the slopes of Badlands.

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A type of dry region in which soft sedimentary rocks and clay rich soil are eroded by the action of wind and water is termed as Badlands. They possess steep slopes, least vegetation, high drainage density, and the absence of a substantial regolith...

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