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What type of soil holds the most water?



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Kathryn,

The answer to your question depends on whether you mean volume of water or ability to retain water. Sand can accept the most volume of water because of the large spaces between the sand particles. However, peat is the soil that is best at holding and retaining water, because of it's large organic content.

David Cook
Meteorologist at Argonne Nat. Lab.



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