What is it?
Waterlogging is where soil pores are saturated with water for significant periods of time because of impeded drainage.
In some cases water may accumulate on the soil surface as infiltration and transmission of water into soil decreases.
Additional information on compaction is available in the soil health section of the VRO website.
Photograph of an area of waterlogged soil in a flat landscape with free water building-up on the soil surface