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Definition - What does Waterlogging mean?

Waterlogging is a form of natural flooding that occurs with over-irrigation and water that rises from underground levels to the surface. This causes water in the soil to become displaced, natural processes in the soil are affected and there is a build up of toxic substances in the soil, which can cause problems with the growth of plants in the immediate area.

Safeopedia explains Waterlogging

Over-irrigation that causes waterlogging in an area alters hydrological conditions and has effects on social and natural conditions in river basins and areas downstream from the source. This will cause increased evaporation of water in the area and, thus, increased rainfall or rainfall in different areas as the water cycle has been altered. The study of irrigation is important when precipitation and the environment in the immediate area is concerned.

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