Understanding the Causes of Erosion

Erosion is the process in which soil and rock from one location are transported to another location where they are deposited. The main producers of erosion are water, wind, and human activities. Puget Sound itself was developed by the erosion caused by water and ice movement from retreating glaciers nearly 15,000 years ago. Even today, erosion is a continual natural process along the shoreline through water runoff, wind, and waves.