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This slope is by my house stuck me as odd because of the area that looks eroded. Is this the beginning of a slope failure?? What could be causing the erosion?

pl. provide following info:
average annual rainfall in the area
how far away is your house from this erosion feature?
what is the frequency of such features in the area.
some more pics please.

the slope appears to be gentle slightly rolling type or does the slope suddenly becomes steep slightly away from this features.

primafacie it appears to be incipient rill erosion; If it is then I would like to understand the reasons for it before I give  an answer with some certainty.


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