In northern Algeria, the physical degradation of land by water erosion is one of the most serious forms of degradation.
As is well known, vegetation plays an important role against water erosion. In the mentioned area the potential vegetation called maquis is currently characterized 24 by an advancedstated of degradation, often ranging between sparse cover and bare soil.
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