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RUSLE2 Wisconsin


Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2  (RUSLE2)

RUSLE2 is used to evaluate potential erosion rates at specific sites as well as guide conservation and erosion control planning. RUSLE2 uses factors that represent the effects of climate (erosivity, precipitation, and temperature), soil erodibility, topography, cover-management, and support practices to compute soil erosion. Conservation planning concepts must be understood and implemented into the RUSLE2 program in order for this program to work effectively.

RUSLE2 Version (Feb.2016)

This update is necessary to improve internal functions, update Soils files, incorporate Fuel Use Energy Calculations, and includes updated database managements.  RUSLE2 is scheduled to be updated periodically to ensure the most current version is available to field office staff.

  • The official NRCS RUSLE2 Program Website, Database and Instructions: Includes files and directions for installing RUSLE2.  RUSLE2 Software will be installed by IT staff on Government computers.

Publications related to RUSLE2

Technical Contact:  Terence Kelly