The term slope relates to the steepness of the slopes occurring in the landscape. Slope is expressed in percentages defined as the vertical rise over a horizontal distance. Slope is a key factor for separating out different landscapes when mapping soils in Saskatchewan.

Slope diagram

Detailed soil maps in Saskatchewan will often express slope as a range defined within slope classes (e.g. 4 - 5). The slope classes defined for Saskatchewan are as follows:

slope class table

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