Soil Erosion Caused by Wind

Updated 10/4/2023

Because the right amount of moisture at the right time is not a guarantee, the threat of soil erosion caused by wind is increased in times of drought.  Farmers and ranchers have diligently worked hard to improve farming practices over the years to help conserve top soil. On this page, there are resources and additional information from the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Conservation, K-State Research and Extension, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service to further assist landowners in the preservation of top soil from wind erosion.

Dust storm in Colby, KS in 2004
  • Kansas Statutes Relating to Soil Erosion Caused by Wind

  • Education Resources

  • Emergency Tillage to Control Wind Erosion and Crop Insurance

  • State and Local Resources

  • Kansas Drought Information

  • NRCS “I” Factor Map

  • Kansas Wind Erosion Education Videos