Sunday, 11 February 2018

What is Infiltration,Infiltration Rate,Infiltration Capacity

WHAT IS  INFILTRATION

                            When water falls on a given formation,a small part of it is first of all,absorbed by the top thin layer of soil,so as to replenish the soil moisture deficiency.Thereafter, any excess water moves downward where it is trapped in the voids and becomes ground water.
This process,whereby,water enters the surface strata of the soil and moves downward,towards the water table,is called infiltration.

INFILTRATION RATE


                                       Actual prevailing rate at which water enters the given soil at any given time is called infiltration rate.

INFILTRATION CAPACITY

                                                 Maximum rate of which a soil in any given condition is capable of absorbing water is called its infiltration capacity.