Regular meetings of the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors typically are held the third Wednesday of each month at Bemus Point United Methodist Church located at 4954 Bemus-Ellery Road #9739, Bemus Point, NY 14712. Contact Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District by phone (716-664-2351 Ext. 102) or email ( [email protected]) if you are
The soil moisture content indicates the amount of water present in the soil. It is commonly expressed as the amount of water (in mm of water depth) present in a depth of one metre of soil. For example: when an amount of water (in mm of water depth) of 150 mm is present in a depth of one metre of soil, the soil moisture content is 150 mm/m (see Fig. 36).
The pore space comprises a fairly constant volume in the soil (40-60% of total soil volume) which remains filled with water and gases in varying proportions. In a dry soil, water occupies a very small proportion of this space. In a wet soil, it is water that occupies most of this space.
In fact, the soil water is a great regulator of physical, chemical and biological activities in the soil. Plants absorb some water through leaf stomata (openings), but most of the water used by plants is absorbed by the roots from the soil.
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Different Types of Soil Water. Gravitational Water. Gravitational water is free water moving through soil by the force of gravity. It is largely found in the macropores of