Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of becoming water-logged; specifically, in irrigation, the saturation of the soil by an excess of water, generally accompanied by an excess of so-called alkali or earthy salts.
“According to BenedictoTembo, a senior journalist in Zambia, 3,000 people are affected in Mazabuka District and 2,200 people were affected in Sinazongwe District It is also reported that there is severe damage to maize and cash crops due to water-logging and washing away of plants.”
“The holding capacity of wetlands helps control floods and prevents water-logging of crops.”
“In addition, the seasonal fluctuations in water levels and ranges in tolerance of different plants and plant communities to water-logging result in a complex, constantly changing mosaic of edaphic grasslands interspersed with permanent swamp vegetation as well as grassland and thicket communities found only on better-drained substrates.”
“In Zambia three thousand people are affected in Mazabuka District and 2,200 people were affected in Sinazongwe District It is also reported that there is severe damage to maize and cash crops due to water-logging and washing away of plants.”
“Matibiri said - as was the case with other crops - most of the tobacco had been affected by water-logging.”
“Tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe have managed to plant 90 percent of the targeted 60,000 hectares for the 2007/2008 season in the face of heavy water-logging, the state-controlled Herald reported on Thursday.”
“Say for example, if a canal has been encroached by the culprits and Wasa or other agencies want to take over the canal, dig it and free the people of the cities from water-logging, they cannot do it.”
“Rains, pot-holes, traffic-jams, road widening and construction, water-logging has made driving on the roads of Pune, a challenge a euphemism, use your own harsh word here.”
“Salinisation, water-logging and deteriorating water quality will further threaten the region's agriculture.”
“Apart from water-logging, some crops were affected by diseases such as grey leaf sport in maize and frog eye in soya beans.”
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