About RUSLE2 Technology

RUSLE2 Program File
    Installation Instructions
    Download File

Base Database & Misc Files
    Download File

Climate Data
Data Files

Crop Management Templates
    Crop Management Zone Maps
Data Files

Soils Data
    Data Files

Training Materials

User's Guides
    RUSLE2 Technology
    RUSLE2 Program

Slide Sets



Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, Version 2 (RUSLE2)

Official NRCS RUSLE2 Program

Official NRCS Database


This site contains the official NRCS version of RUSLE2.  It is the only version of RUSLE2 to be used for official purposes by NRCS field offices.  The NRCS developed and maintains the database components on this site.  These components comprise the Official NRCS RUSLE2 Database.  The official NRCS RUSLE2 database is the only database to be used for official purposes by NRCS field office employees.

RUSLE2 is an upgrade of the text-based RUSLE DOS version 1.  It is a computer model containing both empirical and process-based science in a Windows environment that predicts rill and interrill erosion by rainfall and runoff.  The USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the lead agency for developing the RUSLE2 model.  The ARS, through university and private contractors, is responsible for developing the science in the model and the model interface.

For further information about the databases, contact Linda Scheffe at Linda.Scheffe@lin.usda.gov.

For science related issues, contact Giulio Ferruzzi at giulio.ferruzzi@por.usda.gov.

Additional information on RUSLE2 is available at the ARS Oxford Mississippi National Sedimentation Laboratory website. 

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