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How saturation affects rain’s ability to soak into the ground

With the recent rain after such a dry summer, FOX23 performed an experiment to see how quickly water is absorbed in soils of varying saturations.

In a weather experiment FOX23 showed the differences in how water is absorbed by dry soil, somewhat saturated and very saturated soil.

The very saturated soil absorbed water within seconds, while the dry soil would have taken nearly 30 minutes to fully absorb the cup of water.

The experiment showed that when the summer is extremely hot and dry, like this summer, and there is a drought, it’s harder for the soil to absorb more rainfall.

After a drought, it’s much better for the soil to get a slow and steady rainfall than a heavy amount of rain in a short amount of time.

When the soil is too dry, it cannot absorb water in a quick amount of time, which can lead to flooding.

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