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  • -- The water-holding frog survives in the dry Australian outback by taking in so much rainwater that it blows up like a balloon.

    Fun facts about frogs

  • Goldman Sachs may have an ethical problem, and the SEC may have a reputation problem, but Mr. Stewart's column definitely has a water-holding problem.

    Goldman and the Sage of Omaha

  • Incorporating compost (organic matter) increases the water-holding capacity of your soil.

    Annie Spiegelman: Cry Me a River: Watering Your Yard in a Drought

  • You could use a hole dug in the ground with some form of sealant, or a natural water-holding formation such as a basin within stone.

    BREAKFAST WITH SOCRATES

  • Runoff attenuation is high because of large water-holding capacity and flow resistance.

    Terrestrial Water Balance in the Arctic

  • Tied to this multi-disciplinary, 10-year study should be data collection on soil water-holding ability, biological diversity and productive capacity, in order to qualify and quantify the corollary benefits that come with increases in soil organic matter.

    Paula Crossfield: A New Direction on Research at the USDA? The Experts Weigh In

  • This improves root growth, increases the infiltration of water, and also improves the water-holding capacity of the soil.

    Mulching

  • This organic activity is sustainable in the long term, improves water-holding capacity in soil for all crops -- not just those that happen to have a gene with drought resistance, leaving the other crops at risk.

    Timothy LaSalle: Organic Agriculture Beats Biotech at its Own Game

  • The forest cover of this ecoregion is more open than the neighboring Mid - Elevation Sedimentary Mountains (17g), where soil texture and water-holding capacity allows denser tree growth.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • Because of higher precipitation levels in Ecoregion 17g, the water-holding capacity of soil is higher than in the Dry Mid-Elevation Sedimentary Mountains (17m); as a result, some of the largest areas of Douglas-fir in Wyoming are found in this ecoregion.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

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