International Journal of
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Water Res. Environ. Eng.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6613
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJWREE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 331

Article in Press

The effect of acidic rainfalls on soil erosion in Gypsum Formations


  •  Received: 01 February 2021
  •  Accepted: 01 February 2021
One of the most important effects of acidic rainfall is on the soil. It can affect other environments such as surface water and groundwater, plants and animals. In this study, to investigate the sensitivity of the runoff and sediment production of Gachsaran Gypsum Formation to acidic rainfalls and its density change, parts of Gypsum Mountain watershed the area in Izeh Township in Khuzestan province was selected with the area of 1202 hectares. This investigation in order to determine the productivity of runoff and sediment in 8 points and with 3 replicates in Gachsaran Gypsum Formation in intensity 1 mm in a minute and the densities of distilled water, pH=4 and pH=5 in four slope aspects (northern, southern, eastern, western) with using of Kamphorst rainfall simulator, was done. In this investigation also, in order to determine the relationship between the