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WATERLOGGING IS A term used to describe the saturation of ground or wood. The saturation renders the ground, wood, or other object unfit for use. When an area of ground is waterlogged, water saturation is so complete that the land cannot be used for a variety of activities, such as sports or recreation. Heavy rains or floods can waterlog ground for a period of time. Ground that is waterlogged has a water table that is virtually the same as the surface of the ground. In some cases, this can have positive consequences. For example, rice shoots are planted in ground that is flooded, and as the water recedes the rice continues to grow, but it would be damaged by waterlogging near harvest time.

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