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What is leaching?

Illustration of water moving through vegetation and into and through the soil and rock.
Illustration of water moving through vegetation and into and through the soil and rock.
This blog post covers the topic of leaching, the process in which water carries soluble substances or small particles through soil or rock.

Grades 6 - 12
Hydrology • SoilScience/Pedology
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Educational Objectives

Readers will be able to describe the process of leaching, its function, and the effect it has on the structure of the Critical Zone.

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Audience
K-12
General Public


Observatory: National CZO

Author(s): Justin Richardson (UMass)